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About Bates

Men's Bates Footwear provides specialized tactical boots and shoes for demanding professionals and enthusiasts. Serving military and law enforcement personnel, past, present and future.

Latest Bates customer reviews
"I would buy this product again and agai
2264 5 Inch Tactical Sport Composite-Toe Side Zip Review:
great buy
best boots
2276 GX-8 CompositeToe Review:
I'm an action sports photographer, so I deal with a variety of conditions while working. Indoor, outdoor, on the water and in rough terrain, rain and muddy conditions, usually in crowds who don't really care whose feet they stomp on. I use different types and brands of boots for different assignments, whichever works best, ... Gill, Thorogood, Converse, and now Bates GX8. Of all my boots, the Bates GX8 are the best, by far. They fit like they are custom-made. No "bite" anywhere. No break-in period. Super comfortable right out of the box. They are snug where they should be snug, and have room where they should have room. I usually have trouble with boots rubbing my ankle bone until broken-in. These boots are designed to have some extra space next to the ankle bone, while fitting snug and secure above and below the bone. The comp toebox is wide and high enough for toe room, with no contact. The soles are stable, and the lacing system allows perfect adjustment, top, middle and bottom. The zipper does what it's supposed to, allowing me to get in and out of the boots without relacing. While looks don't really matter much with work boots, the GX8s look great - I bought the Desert Sand style. The leather is easily cleaned, and they look good enough to wear casually. The best part, besides the great fit, is that these boots feel strong and secure from top to bottom, and front to back. They don"t have any weak spots anywhere. In my opinion, they are perfect.
Too big
30501 USMC Durashocks® Hot Weather Review:
I usually take a size 14D but these boots were too big. When I laced up, the two sides were in contact. I exchanged for a 13D but there was not quite enough room in the toe box. The boots also pretty stiff, so I expect they would take some time to break in.
Superior product
22141 High Gloss Duty Oxford Review:
Suffered from lower body pain for several years. Doctor wanted orthotics I choose these instead. I'm virtually pain free
Just as advertised
RC-Ormond Review:
I use the boots for riding motorcycles. I have had the boots for about two weeks. They are very comfortable.

About Bates

Expect nothing less than the best from Bates Footwear. Explore a collection of specialized tactical men's Bates boots and shoes for demanding professionals and enthusiasts. Serving military and law enforcement personnel, men's Bates shoes and men's Bates boots are built to deliver everything you need to get the job done. Count on men's Bates shoes for long-lasting quality, top-notch performance and superior comfort.
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