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Crap - by , Dec 03, 2014
1/ 5 Stars
Besides being somewhat comfortable these boots are very poor quality. I have had two pair of these boots and they both started falling apart within 6 months. The souls just are not attached securely enough. I had to keep super gluing them just so I could get a years use out of them. I will not purchase these again.

Crap

Dec 03, 2014
Besides being somewhat comfortable these boots are very poor quality. I have had two pair of these boots and they both started falling apart within 6 months. The souls just are not attached securely enough. I had to keep super gluing them just so I could get a years use out of them. I will not purchase these again.
OnlineShoes' reply

We stand behind our footwear and if your soles have separated, our team is here to help at 866-699-7374.

- by , Nov 01, 2014
2/ 5 Stars
In lest than four mouths the heel is separating from the upper part, the tongues shifts to one side, the sole is separating at the toes. Great looking shoe, but they don't last long enough, for work everyday use.

Nov 01, 2014
In lest than four mouths the heel is separating from the upper part, the tongues shifts to one side, the sole is separating at the toes. Great looking shoe, but they don't last long enough, for work everyday use.
OnlineShoes' reply

Our 8" Tactical Sport boots are known for their durability. If this pair has an issue with the heel, our team can help with a warranty return at 866-699-7374.

- by , Jul 30, 2014
2/ 5 Stars
I have had these boot for 10 months in which I wore them less than 20 times totaling less than 100 hours. They have never been exposed to wet conditions but do live in the trunk of my car in So. Cal. As you can see by the photo, the sole has debonded from the toe back. Regardless of construction, I have never had a shoe or boot that did this until it was well used. Based on this, and similar reviews, from here on, I will avoid boots described as having cement construction as well as those with the name Bates.

Jul 30, 2014
I have had these boot for 10 months in which I wore them less than 20 times totaling less than 100 hours. They have never been exposed to wet conditions but do live in the trunk of my car in So. Cal. As you can see by the photo, the sole has debonded from the toe back. Regardless of construction, I have never had a shoe or boot that did this until it was well used. Based on this, and similar reviews, from here on, I will avoid boots described as having cement construction as well as those with the name Bates.
OnlineShoes' reply

We're sorry the photo did not load. If the sole has separated on the men's 8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe, please contact the team at 866-699-7374 so we can work to make it right.

These boots aren't made for walking - by , Oct 15, 2013
2/ 5 Stars
Received a pair from a client as a gift, they're not even three months old and most of that time in my closet. Wore them 4 times at most, usually wore my old pair of Bates boots in the woods. In this instance I left the old ones home. To make a long story short: While cooking breakfast for my client the toe of one boot came completly loose and the sole on the other came loose. This was on the first day of a three day outing, walked around in the "Smokey mts." In tennis shoes. I like the fit and comfort of Bates boots and wore them for some time, but these are my LAST PAIR! I'm dissatisfied and disappointed with the sloppy quality of this product.

These boots aren't made for walking

Oct 15, 2013
Received a pair from a client as a gift, they're not even three months old and most of that time in my closet. Wore them 4 times at most, usually wore my old pair of Bates boots in the woods. In this instance I left the old ones home. To make a long story short: While cooking breakfast for my client the toe of one boot came completly loose and the sole on the other came loose. This was on the first day of a three day outing, walked around in the "Smokey mts." In tennis shoes. I like the fit and comfort of Bates boots and wore them for some time, but these are my LAST PAIR! I'm dissatisfied and disappointed with the sloppy quality of this product.
OnlineShoes' reply

We are so sorry to hear about this. Soon we will be in touch to see what we can do to make this right. Thank you for your review.

Not what I expected - by , Sep 22, 2013
2/ 5 Stars
I'm a female that wears a women's size 8 and wanted to buy these boots for work. The online chat specialist recomended a size 6.5 in mens for these boots since they don't come in women's. When the 6.5 arrive it was way too large on my foot so I went to exchange them but the exchange shipping label wasn't packaged with my boots! I was very frustrated but after talking with customer service they e-mailed me a new one but I then had to find a way to print it myself when it was supposed to come with the boots. I went down another half size to a men's size 6, and more than 2 weeks later when they arrived they were still a little big, but I accepted them for what they were because I didn't want the hassle of exchanging them again! Here the problem, although semi comfy they are small in the ankle but big in the foot and when I lace them up tight enough to hold my foot still they have hard spots the dig into your ankle, so I wear them loose and my the end of my day my feet are very tired. I think these boots would be much better if they simply came in women's sizes... But they aren't right for me in mens.

Not what I expected

Sep 22, 2013
I'm a female that wears a women's size 8 and wanted to buy these boots for work. The online chat specialist recomended a size 6.5 in mens for these boots since they don't come in women's. When the 6.5 arrive it was way too large on my foot so I went to exchange them but the exchange shipping label wasn't packaged with my boots! I was very frustrated but after talking with customer service they e-mailed me a new one but I then had to find a way to print it myself when it was supposed to come with the boots. I went down another half size to a men's size 6, and more than 2 weeks later when they arrived they were still a little big, but I accepted them for what they were because I didn't want the hassle of exchanging them again! Here the problem, although semi comfy they are small in the ankle but big in the foot and when I lace them up tight enough to hold my foot still they have hard spots the dig into your ankle, so I wear them loose and my the end of my day my feet are very tired. I think these boots would be much better if they simply came in women's sizes... But they aren't right for me in mens.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thank you for sharing this review. Men's styles are going to be slightly wider than women's. We appreciate the recommendation of this being available in a women's style and are happy to pass that request along to our Product and Development team.

about to buy my 3ed pair - by , Sep 02, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
these are by far the best boots i have ever had, light enough to sprint in but durable enough to take a real punishment, i have walked miles with out a single sore and i cant tell you how many times i've dropped heavy objects, like a refrigerator on my toe with out damage to my toe or the boot, the only thing that could be better is the thickness of the leather

about to buy my 3ed pair

Sep 02, 2013
these are by far the best boots i have ever had, light enough to sprint in but durable enough to take a real punishment, i have walked miles with out a single sore and i cant tell you how many times i've dropped heavy objects, like a refrigerator on my toe with out damage to my toe or the boot, the only thing that could be better is the thickness of the leather
OnlineShoes' reply

Thank you for putting these to the test and having them on your feet while working! We appreciate your excellent review and input on how to make these boots even better.

Great Boot! - by , Aug 25, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
This was my first Bates pair of boots. I have a hard foot to fit,(EEE) and these fit PERFECT right out of the box. After about 2 weeks of wearing they feel as good as my favorite running shoe. Very high quality and workmanship. If you're reaady to get serious in a boot, look no further!

Great Boot!

Aug 25, 2013
This was my first Bates pair of boots. I have a hard foot to fit,(EEE) and these fit PERFECT right out of the box. After about 2 weeks of wearing they feel as good as my favorite running shoe. Very high quality and workmanship. If you're reaady to get serious in a boot, look no further!
OnlineShoes' reply

We are so thrilled this boot fits your hard to fit feet very well! That is great you noticed the excellent craftsmanship of this boot. Make sure to keep us updates on how it does and what you put it through. Thank you for your great review on your first pair of Bates boots!

- by , Aug 01, 2013
3/ 5 Stars
i am a paramedic and i used to have this pair of boots and they lasted me almost four years. I loved them. they were so comfortable and durable. as those became worn out, I bought the same exact pair. my second pair only lasted me four months. the bottom sole of both shoes came completely off. I was on shift at the time and had to wrap duck tape around my shoes. I tried super glue which usually held it till I could get home. I just don't understand what happened.. my first pair was amazing and my second pair were such a disappointment. I recently just bought a different brand of boots and will be trying those out on my next shift.

Aug 01, 2013
i am a paramedic and i used to have this pair of boots and they lasted me almost four years. I loved them. they were so comfortable and durable. as those became worn out, I bought the same exact pair. my second pair only lasted me four months. the bottom sole of both shoes came completely off. I was on shift at the time and had to wrap duck tape around my shoes. I tried super glue which usually held it till I could get home. I just don't understand what happened.. my first pair was amazing and my second pair were such a disappointment. I recently just bought a different brand of boots and will be trying those out on my next shift.
OnlineShoes' reply

We are so sorry to hear about this. Thank you for letting us know. We will be in touch with you soon because these should last longer than four months.

Great boot - by , Feb 18, 2013
4/ 5 Stars
These have been the only boot I have bought for the last 15 years. I bought my first pair when I got out of the Army and have worn them Daily since with the exception of 1 pair of Carhart boots. These boots have held up to every task I could put them through from working in my garage and yard to working in a factory setting. The only problems I have encountered are the occasional back coming loose and the soles being slippery in an oily environment, and the soles will come apart in oil (I had 3 pair that the soles seperated from each other not the boot). All in all, these have been the greatest and most comfortable boot I have ever owned. I stand on concrete floors for 12 hours a day and wear them on my days off, they offer great support for my ankles and their light weight enough to wear as an everyday shoe. Thank you Bates for such an outstanding product. I got a pair of 8" GX8 goretex safety toes today by mistake, so I am going to see if the hold up any better to the oil I work in.(hopeful)

Great boot

Feb 18, 2013
These have been the only boot I have bought for the last 15 years. I bought my first pair when I got out of the Army and have worn them Daily since with the exception of 1 pair of Carhart boots. These boots have held up to every task I could put them through from working in my garage and yard to working in a factory setting. The only problems I have encountered are the occasional back coming loose and the soles being slippery in an oily environment, and the soles will come apart in oil (I had 3 pair that the soles seperated from each other not the boot). All in all, these have been the greatest and most comfortable boot I have ever owned. I stand on concrete floors for 12 hours a day and wear them on my days off, they offer great support for my ankles and their light weight enough to wear as an everyday shoe. Thank you Bates for such an outstanding product. I got a pair of 8" GX8 goretex safety toes today by mistake, so I am going to see if the hold up any better to the oil I work in.(hopeful)
OnlineShoes' reply

Thank you for the great review of this style and for being a loyal customer over the last 15 years. We are glad this pair has worked so well for all the jobs and tasks you have put them through. We appreciate your feedback.

waterproof - by , Nov 06, 2012
4/ 5 Stars
Hi Bates´ Team. I work as a Flight Safety Agent in an intl airport in South America.. And the safety shoes the company give me are 6month old and already giving the breath away..... My question is, Are THESE boots waterproof leather (rain is shower over here), and are they "Hot Weather Proof" also ? Very kindly Yann

waterproof

Nov 06, 2012
Hi Bates´ Team. I work as a Flight Safety Agent in an intl airport in South America.. And the safety shoes the company give me are 6month old and already giving the breath away..... My question is, Are THESE boots waterproof leather (rain is shower over here), and are they "Hot Weather Proof" also ? Very kindly Yann
OnlineShoes' reply

This style is not a waterproof model. It does not have a waterproof membrane inside the boot keeping your foot dry. However, this makes is a much more breathable and comfortable style for hot weather.