Bates Men's Safety Enforcer 8 Inch L N ST Uniform Work Oxford

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  • Leather/Fabric
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Steel toe ASTM F2413-11 rated
  • 200 gram thinsulate insulation
  • Durable, easy to clean leather and nylon upper
  • Slip resistant rubber outsole
  • Lightweight 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.Enforcer Series 8" Black Leather/Nylon Padded Collar Non-Metallic Eyelets and Speed Laces Mesh Lining Compression Molded Midsole Full Cushioned Removable EVA Footbed with Shock Absorbing Pads Non-Metallic Stealth Components Oil and Slip Resistant Ultra-Lites™ Rubber Outsole 30% Lighter Than the Original Enforcer Series 2260 Bates Men's Enforcer Ultra-Lites 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: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00814TY5E
  • Item model number: SAFETY ENFORCER 8" L/N ST-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 16, 2005
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,101 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I am an Active Duty Enlisted member in the United States Navy and these are my absolute favorite boots. I used to be able to purchase them at the local Navy Exchange (NEX) but haven't been able to find them recently. I can not gauruntee they are 100% authorized for ship board wear, however, I am an engineer and the black leather steel toe is all that concerns me. Extrememly comfortable once broken in and the side zipper really makes all the difference in the world.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I got these boots for my job as door staff at a local bar in a college town.

    Sometimes I need to move full kegs around, so I wanted a steel-toed boot. The toe is indeed steel (I discovered a magnet stuck to it). However the boot itself is very light.

    I am on my feet for hours, and I find this to be very comfortable.
    My custom orthotics fit in this boot. You may want to get your own inserts to add padding or arch support.

    The side zipper makes it very easy to get in and out. The zipper seems very tough and I think it will last. There is also a velcro tab that goes over the top of the zipper to keep it from unzipping. The zipper is inconspicuous, so it just looks like a regular lace up combat boot.

    When I'm in a hurry to get out of the house, or when I come home wiped out at 3am, the zipper makes this boot a dream to get on and off.

    The boot is good looking. Sometimes I tuck my pant cuffs in, for a more military look, and it's bad-ass. When I have my pants over the boot, the exposed part of the boot is simple and unimposing.

    The boot is very flexible. At the end of the night we all work together to clean the bar. This involves crouching to roll up carpets and mats; the padded ankles are comfortable and flexible. Also, sometimes I will want to dance a bit when the band is cooking, and for steel-toed boots these are damn danceable.

    I have not worn them in the cold yet, but they have Thinsulate. We shall see.
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I've been wearing steel-toe Bates since the early 90s. I loved the soft Dura-Shock soles that didn't slip in oil and stepped quietly and softly across floors. My last several pairs of Bates were model 925 8" leather boots or their predecessors, but I couldn't find that type when my last pair bit the dust after 5 years.

    I decided to try these boots and I'm not very impressed. The soles feel hard and "plastic-like"; they almost seem to click like hard-soles shoes as I walk across concrete or tile. They also don't seem as comfortable to me - I often had to wear my 925s for 20-24 hours straight when I was in the Navy... these are hard and unforgiving after 2-3 hours.

    I like the steel-toe protection and the side zipper, but I'll probably be shopping other brands or types for my next pair of safety boots.
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I wear these boots 12+ hours during my shift with no breaks. The break in period was a little bumpy but since then, they've been amazing. I get plenty of support in my ankle and arches. I LOVE the side zip feature. It really makes them easy to put on and off. I would highly recommend getting a good pair of wool socks to keep your feet dry. Cotton socks didn't do it for me.

    If you're new to the boot world, these are for you but be careful the first time you try and drive your car. The ankles don't flex a lot so hitting the gas pedal with any degree of skill can be difficult for a while.

    The only thing I would really complain about is the weight. I feel like they're a bit heavy, but I guess it means I'm burning extra calories while on duty, right?

    I will buy them again!
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I have worn Bates boots for so many years that I can't recall the number. I've been a loyal purchaser of their products for YEARS. The Ultralite Enforcer series fits my foot well and they put up with the torture I put them through.

    My "however" in the title - These are NOT listed as being 3M Thinsulate lined in the description, but they did show up as such. I was NOT looking for a pair of insulated boots. For the price that you pay on Amazon, I'm not going to make a big deal about it and will probably transition these to my winter use boots (as I live where it regularly is below freezing in the winter months). A better/clearer product description would be nice.
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    Size: 8.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I had been wearing a non steel toe Bates boot and wanted to upgrade to a steel toe boot. I added these to my cart and waited a while for the price to drop. I was happy to get these at a really great price. The boots fit as expected. I love the side zipper because it makes putting the boots on quick and easy. The boots are not very heavy. The laces are good quality. These will be my daily wear boots.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    If you want all day comfort you have to get an insole made for your type of foot. The one that comes with this boot is made for people with not a lot of arch. I always have to deal with my high arches but the quality of the boot besides that is very good. They are not overly heavy nor are they cheaply made. These should last a good long while and keep my toes safe as well.
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    My husband ordered these for work. He loves them. They have been an excellent shoe and held up well. He finds them comfy and wears them all day every day. He wears a 13 and they fit true to size and still able to wear a thick work sock ( duluth trading crew sock) . Now, these are steel toe and he always wears steel toe so he is used to the small bit of added weight. I mention this because he recently ordered a non steel toe ( since he loves this boot) to wear and he didn't like them. Said they were not comfy and rub his foot. I have no idea why but that is what he said.

    These boots take abuse and keep going. I think they are worth every penny and this is the first brand that he hasn't had to replace every 6 mont
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