Bates Men's 8 Inch Leather Nylon Side-Zip Uniform Boot

3.8 out of 5 stars 327 customer reviews
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  • Leather/Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Leather and nylon upper
  • Breathable lining
  • Cushioned removable insert
  • YKK locking inside zipper
  • Polishable toe

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JUST LIKE YOU.......IT PERFORMS UNDER PRESSURE. Bates Boots are serious Uniform/Tactical Boots.Bates Boots is committed to providing quality, comfort and performance. Bates Boots keeps your feet warm and dry through all your excursions.8" Leather and Nylon Breathable Mesh Lining Side Zip Makes Easy On and Off Removable Insole Cement Construction Slip Resistant Crosstech Outsole Security Friendly 2068 Bates Men's ZR-8 Tactical Uniform Boots - Black

Founded in 1885 as a dress shoe manufacturer, today Bates Footwear is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of uniform footwear for all branches of the military and civilian police forces. In 2003, the company joined the billion-dollar footwear giant, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear. The company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates, Chaco, Cushe, Hush Puppies, HYTEST, Merrell, Sebago and Wolverine. The company is also the exclusive footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat Footwear, Harley-Davidson Footwear, and Patagonia Footwear. The company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 190 countries or territories.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00814U2X2
  • Item model number: 8" LEATHER NYLON SIDE ZIP-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2008
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,677 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 7.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    If you are looking for boots that will withstand rain, mud, dirt, rough terrain, etc then look no further. These combat boots will keep your feet comfortable and dry. I bought mine for paintballing. The type of paintball I play is in heavily wooded areas. The fields have creeks, mud, swampy areas, trees, vegetation, hills, and more. I've played in the rain, hot weather, cold weather, etc and these boots have kept my feet feeling good. One day it started raining and didn't stop. While all the other players feet felt like they were swimming, my feet remained dry. I don't get blisters or any other problems with these either. And yes, I walk and stand for HOURS on in.

    Pros:

    - Price; that's always a first right? These boots aren't price crazy (I've seen combat boots for over $200).
    - Durability; rough terrain isn't an issue for these boots
    - Comfortable; while walking, running, and standing for hours, my feet didn't hurt too much
    - Side Zip; makes the boots feel more secure around the ankle
    - Lightweight; they don't make it feel like you are walking in water

    Cons:

    - I have yet to find anything wrong with these boots

    ===Bottom Line===

    These boots are comfortable, durable, lightweight, and awesome looking. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to get combat boots.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Lightweight, comfortable, inexpensive, good wear length... For the price, what more could one ask for?

    While not an insulated boot, if you wear good winter socks, plenty warm enough for tramping around in light snow.

    When I ride to Sturgis, I wear these instead of my regular riding boot because they are that comfortable. Have walked 23 miles in a pair of these without any aches or blisters.

    Only gets four stars because if you don't unzip them all the way and try to force your foot into or out of them, you can damage the zipper. Use the zipper properly, and you will have no problems. Would prefer a metal zipper instead of nylon.
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    Size: 11 3E USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    So. I have always had large and irregular feet, so normally I get extra wide shoes/boots. This is the first time I ever had boots "too wide". I wish I could send them back but I have worn them and I'll just have to get inserts.
    Very good boots, though. Oh well.
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    Size: 9 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    My husband loves this shoe. It is very comfortable, although it did take a couple weeks to break in. He walks for long hours a day and he typically has swollen feet afterwards. Since these shoes he hasn't had an issue. We're glad we purchased it.
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    Size: 11.5 3E USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I need a VERY wide boot and I tried many brands and many styles without success. This one worked! I did try other Bates boots and found that they were not as wide as this style. They fit right away, were comfortable to wear - surprisingly short break in period. I love these and plan to order another pair right away as a back up.
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    Size: 8.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I bought these for my son who just joined the civil air patrol. He was pleasantly surpised at the style and is quite impressed with how comfortable they are. He hasn't worn them for any extended time, but I expect them to exceed his expectations.
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    Size: 9.5 3E USColor: Black
    These boots are great. It took one day to break them in & they are totally comfortable, low maintenance (haven't had to polish them at all). I'm on my feet all day at work & I never feel like I wish I have to take them off.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    The boots are comfortable and leaves enough room for circulation. They look great and they feel spectacular. I would definitely recommend them.
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