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- Rubber sole
- Waterproof leather and nylon upper
- EVA midsole
- Slip resistant rubber outsole
- Cement construction
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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" Black Full Grain Leather and Ballistic Nylon Side Zip Entry Gore-Tex Waterproof Lining Removable Full Cushioned Footbed Compression Molded EVA Midsole Oil and Slip Resistant Xtreme Rubber Outsole 2268 Bates Men's Ultra GX-8 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.
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00814U250
- Item model number: GX-8 8" ULTRA-LITES GTX-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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They are completely waterproof, as I can attest - have ridden my bikes in the pouring rain while wearing these boots, and my feet were completely dry.
Unlike most riding boots, these are not only comfortable to ride in, but are also very comfortable to walk in, and keep on all day. The soles are grippier than any other motorcycle boots that I have owned, and slip less even on wet, oily surfaces or on leaves - which is a HUGE plus when one is trying to back up a 950lb motorcycle on a wet leafy surface.
My only complaint with this boot design is that they don't have a tab at the back in the heel area with which to pull the boots up your ankles, but it's a small price to pay for comfort. Also, the top of the zipper caused a pressure abrasion on my shin area, but I pounded down the rough area with a hammer and cleared that up. My second pair of the bates GX-8 which I purchased two days ago does not have this abrasion issue (my wife ended up getting a pair as well, to use as motorcycle boots, and she loved the way they fit at the store, though she has not actually used them yet).
All in all, these boots are excellent value for money and I would heartily recommend them, especially as motorcycle boots. The fit is exactly as described, so you don't need to size up or down.