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31% of reviewers recommend this product

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AMAZING PRODUCT - by , May 14, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
This boot is unbelievably comfortable. They are so light it is almost as if you’re wearing a pair of sneakers. They fit true to size and they are great for all day wear!

AMAZING PRODUCT

May 14, 2018
This boot is unbelievably comfortable. They are so light it is almost as if you’re wearing a pair of sneakers. They fit true to size and they are great for all day wear!
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Great boot - by , May 02, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I’ve had the black leather side zip version of these for a while and they’ve been outstanding. Well made and light weight. Very comfortable as well. The same can be said of these, the slight change in leather material made no difference. The only qualm I have for this particular pair is that the color is actually much brighter than depicted above. I’ve just been issued my new OCP ACUs and the standard issue boots aren’t the best. Since I know I can trust the quality of these boots because of my black pair, these were my go to. Unfortunately there is no coyote brown option, but the picture above seemed it’d be close enough. Not the case. I’m sending them back, but certainly not due to quality. These are top notch despite my own issue.

Great boot

May 02, 2018
I’ve had the black leather side zip version of these for a while and they’ve been outstanding. Well made and light weight. Very comfortable as well. The same can be said of these, the slight change in leather material made no difference. The only qualm I have for this particular pair is that the color is actually much brighter than depicted above. I’ve just been issued my new OCP ACUs and the standard issue boots aren’t the best. Since I know I can trust the quality of these boots because of my black pair, these were my go to. Unfortunately there is no coyote brown option, but the picture above seemed it’d be close enough. Not the case. I’m sending them back, but certainly not due to quality. These are top notch despite my own issue.
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Thanks for the feedback.

I'd like to say there great but I think there awesome. - by , Jul 26, 2017
5/ 5 Stars
I'm always outdoors and this boot had never let me down. They hold true to there value.

I'd like to say there great but I think there awesome.

Jul 26, 2017
I'm always outdoors and this boot had never let me down. They hold true to there value.
Boots are alright - by , Jun 23, 2017
3/ 5 Stars
I've owned Bates for the past 10 years, 2 pairs I got 8 years ago are still going strong through deployment and construction work, but I felt it was time to get a new boot. I figured I will try the cheaper version this time to test, and that wasn't the best idea. The boots themselves are as comfortable and fit as well as I expect with Bates. But the quality and durability of these leave a lot to be desired. After 2 months they're full of holes and the outer sole is starting to peel off on both and they've gotten very loose. I am hard on my boots yes but my other 2 pairs have none of these problems but I also spent the money on them. I would recommend these boots if you have an easy or light job and need something comfortable, or need something for just garrison work, not in the field for the military guys looking. These will most likely not hold up to harder work or in the field for long. If you need something stronger still stay with Bates but just spend the money on the better boots they have.

Boots are alright

Jun 23, 2017
I've owned Bates for the past 10 years, 2 pairs I got 8 years ago are still going strong through deployment and construction work, but I felt it was time to get a new boot. I figured I will try the cheaper version this time to test, and that wasn't the best idea. The boots themselves are as comfortable and fit as well as I expect with Bates. But the quality and durability of these leave a lot to be desired. After 2 months they're full of holes and the outer sole is starting to peel off on both and they've gotten very loose. I am hard on my boots yes but my other 2 pairs have none of these problems but I also spent the money on them. I would recommend these boots if you have an easy or light job and need something comfortable, or need something for just garrison work, not in the field for the military guys looking. These will most likely not hold up to harder work or in the field for long. If you need something stronger still stay with Bates but just spend the money on the better boots they have.
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We're sorry to hear about your experience with these boots. We've reached out to you at the email address you provided. For on the spot service, give us a shout at 866.699.7374.

Good Lightweight Boot For HVAC Technicians - by , Nov 24, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
As I full time licensed HVAC technician I own a ton of different boots. I switch off to meet the needs of that particular day. These are very reasonably priced and hold up well if you dry them out at night on a PEET boot dryer and rotate them. We really can tear up a boot with all the crawling around in crawlspaces and attics with dirt, gravel, jagged concrete, broken glass, shrapnel etc. We also work outside rain, shine, heat, cold, snow and get our feet wet daily. Lots of glues, solvents, sharp sheet metal etc... too. These pass for what you pay for them and supprize you how long they last. If you a) don't wear them daily (rotate) and b)invest in a boot dryer....they will last quite awhile. I also like how grippy the the sole is for climbing ladders and getting on roofs. I haven't slipped yet while wearing these boots. Other pairs can be pretty slick if you aren't careful. I've walked up a 6/12 pitch before with these boots on. I am the only guy at my shop who can do this. My boots I am wearing are part of my secret. :D

Good Lightweight Boot For HVAC Technicians

Nov 24, 2016
As I full time licensed HVAC technician I own a ton of different boots. I switch off to meet the needs of that particular day. These are very reasonably priced and hold up well if you dry them out at night on a PEET boot dryer and rotate them. We really can tear up a boot with all the crawling around in crawlspaces and attics with dirt, gravel, jagged concrete, broken glass, shrapnel etc. We also work outside rain, shine, heat, cold, snow and get our feet wet daily. Lots of glues, solvents, sharp sheet metal etc... too. These pass for what you pay for them and supprize you how long they last. If you a) don't wear them daily (rotate) and b)invest in a boot dryer....they will last quite awhile. I also like how grippy the the sole is for climbing ladders and getting on roofs. I haven't slipped yet while wearing these boots. Other pairs can be pretty slick if you aren't careful. I've walked up a 6/12 pitch before with these boots on. I am the only guy at my shop who can do this. My boots I am wearing are part of my secret. :D
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Hard working boots built tough to handle what we can throw at them. Thank you for sharing your outstanding feedback and experience!

Comfortable and Lightweight - by , Apr 26, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
I have been in the military for 5 years now, I have owned a lot of boots like Blackhawks, Rockys, Bellvilles, and Nikes. These have to be the most comfortable and lightweight boot I have ever owned. Straight out of the box they were comfortable with almost no break in period and superior waterproofing from the factory. I would definately recommend these 100% and will be buying Bates from now on.

Comfortable and Lightweight

Apr 26, 2016
I have been in the military for 5 years now, I have owned a lot of boots like Blackhawks, Rockys, Bellvilles, and Nikes. These have to be the most comfortable and lightweight boot I have ever owned. Straight out of the box they were comfortable with almost no break in period and superior waterproofing from the factory. I would definately recommend these 100% and will be buying Bates from now on.
Best boot ever owned. - by , Feb 27, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
I am currently into my 2nd pair. I am still using my 1st pair for when doing my dirtiest outside activities. This 2nd pair seems to be a bit stiffer than the first but I still really have no complaints regarding. I have come upon the site writing this review to see if Bates offered any product to apply to the boot for "conditioning" to soften it some but I do not see any such product. If there is please let me know about it. Thanks.

Best boot ever owned.

Feb 27, 2016
I am currently into my 2nd pair. I am still using my 1st pair for when doing my dirtiest outside activities. This 2nd pair seems to be a bit stiffer than the first but I still really have no complaints regarding. I have come upon the site writing this review to see if Bates offered any product to apply to the boot for "conditioning" to soften it some but I do not see any such product. If there is please let me know about it. Thanks.
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Thank you for the outstanding feedback! As far as your question for a leather softener, they are many leather conditioning products on the market that you can use safely. Please feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can discuss in further detail.

Not good for deployment - by , Sep 28, 2015
1/ 5 Stars
The boot fits nice and it wears well in Garrison. However, I ordered a pair specifically for deployment and within 6 months the back ankle portion came apart on both.

Not good for deployment

Sep 28, 2015
The boot fits nice and it wears well in Garrison. However, I ordered a pair specifically for deployment and within 6 months the back ankle portion came apart on both.
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We always stand behind our products and provide warranty for any manufacturing defect. This does not cover normal wear and tear. Please feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

comfortable so far - by , Sep 21, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
hoping it lasts a while , work on a concrete floor

comfortable so far

Sep 21, 2015
hoping it lasts a while , work on a concrete floor
Great for 9+ years - by , Sep 18, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
I have been purchasing this same set of boots for almost 10 years. I originally purchased a pair in 2006 when the Army went to the Army Combat Uniform. I have never worn another boot since. They worked great while deployed to Iraq, although needed to be replaced afterwards. That was at no fault of the boot, however. Unfortunately, with the new OCP pattern I will no longer wear these boots unless Bates plans to bring out the new color. Hopefully, they will do so. If you are looking for a great pair of boots that are lightweight and will last a good while, give these a try!

Great for 9+ years

Sep 18, 2015
I have been purchasing this same set of boots for almost 10 years. I originally purchased a pair in 2006 when the Army went to the Army Combat Uniform. I have never worn another boot since. They worked great while deployed to Iraq, although needed to be replaced afterwards. That was at no fault of the boot, however. Unfortunately, with the new OCP pattern I will no longer wear these boots unless Bates plans to bring out the new color. Hopefully, they will do so. If you are looking for a great pair of boots that are lightweight and will last a good while, give these a try!
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Thank you for sharing your experiences with our 8" Desert Tactical Sport Boot! We will also pass your comments along to our product design team. Thank you.