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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.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 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: 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
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Top Customer Reviews
The only issue that I have had with these boots is in the seam area along each side of the boot toward the toe. They are just a little snug for my feet. I wear a 10D, and usually I don't have any issues with that on any brand of boot. The footbed seems comfortable enough, and the rest of the boot is fine. I have gotten used to this, so I don't always notice it depending on which socks I wear. I have not had any rub problems since the boots have been broken in.
The side zipper is awesome. This is the first pair of boots I bought with this configuration and I have to say I have missed out. You can get them on quickly. I get called out in the middle of the night periodically, and I want to get dressed and move quickly, and that actually helps considerably.
The waterproofing seems very good. I work in a temperate rain forest. I need waterproof boots nearly year round. So far, I have not had any problems in this area. Another failing of boot companies is to claim waterproofing, and I am here to tell you that it is not necessarily the case. Walk through a muskeg at 3AM for an hour tracking down a bad guy, and you will find all the seams in a "waterproof" boot before you're done.
So, I commend Bates on being able to build a quality, waterproof boot at a fair price. Considering what other companies charge for gore-tex lined boots, Bates is a bargain.
-rounded heel and bottom
-comfortable ankle(after broken-in)
-not loose, but not tight
-good grips foot grips
-heal is uncomfortable at first
-glue comes off around outsole (doesn't affect waterproofing or fitting)
-Eyelets are tight and hard to lace through
-Take out insole
-Polish toe for better shine
-Wear for exercise runs to break-in faster
-Lace the boot a couple of times to break-in the eyelets
Things not shown: When you unzip the boot it doesn't open up into the inside, it opens a leather piece that makes it easier to slide you foot in, but the leather is cloth lined and waterproofed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased Jan 2016
Lets be honest here, it is an attempt to sell a cheaply made piece of garbage to the American public with no thought about quality or craftsmanship because... Read more
really like these boots. Have worn them for hours and hours on my bike in 100+F temps... feet don't sweat and very comfortable. Side zip works great.Published 2 days ago by Paul C. Burns
I am VERY boot sensitive. Normally need a break in period. These were fine for 12 hrs on day one. Was shocked that they felt 1/2 size to large. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ronald W.
Comfortable, flexible, grippy! So far, great boots. We'll see how long they last though.Published 8 days ago by Christopher
I have a habit of spending days researching purchases before settling on the best product I can find, and these boots certainly live up to my expectations. Read morePublished 12 days ago by James C
These are the first pair of Bates boots that I own. They're very comfortable boots. The only problem is that I ordered the xtra wide and the boots are still too narrow!!! Read morePublished 20 days ago by Cesar Robles Jr
Some of the worst boots I have ever owned.
Zipper sides are a pain the the butt, as the material often catches, and the zippers do not operate smoothly. Read more