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19% of reviewers recommend this product

Comfort
- by , Jan 17, 2010
5/ 5 Stars
These are great boots. I'm due for my third pair and can't complain about their quality or comfort. The soles do tend to come loose from the boot but that is after quite a bit of abuse.

Jan 17, 2010
These are great boots. I'm due for my third pair and can't complain about their quality or comfort. The soles do tend to come loose from the boot but that is after quite a bit of abuse.
Nuclear Operator - by , May 18, 2011
5/ 5 Stars
I have worn this model of boot for almost five years. I am finally replacing them, and it is not due to displeasure in the style, comfort, function and appearance. I intend to replace the insoles on my current pair and use them as back up boots stored in my locker at work. I have worn Bates products for almost 17 years now (military and civilian), and have not been disappointed with them yet.

Nuclear Operator

May 18, 2011
I have worn this model of boot for almost five years. I am finally replacing them, and it is not due to displeasure in the style, comfort, function and appearance. I intend to replace the insoles on my current pair and use them as back up boots stored in my locker at work. I have worn Bates products for almost 17 years now (military and civilian), and have not been disappointed with them yet.
Top notch all around - by , Sep 21, 2011
5/ 5 Stars
At work, I typically spend a large amount of time standing in mildly caustic chemicals designed to dissolve glue and gum. As a result, it does not take long for me to destroy a set of boots. Normally, I separate the sole from the boot in about 6-9 months, simply because the bonding agent dissolves away. These boots lasted me over a year before the soles started to separate. With a little rubber cement, they're still serviceable, and I keep them in my locker at work in case of emergency. This is my standard go-to boot. I'm very happy with them. The only issue I've had is that they give a little more up and down room than I need, but that's easily cured with an orthotic insert. With a decent pair of inserts in place, I can comfortably be on my feet all day in these boots. I've just purchased my second pair, and if these are anything like my first set, I'm sure I'll be buying a third set when these wear out.

Top notch all around

Sep 21, 2011
At work, I typically spend a large amount of time standing in mildly caustic chemicals designed to dissolve glue and gum. As a result, it does not take long for me to destroy a set of boots. Normally, I separate the sole from the boot in about 6-9 months, simply because the bonding agent dissolves away. These boots lasted me over a year before the soles started to separate. With a little rubber cement, they're still serviceable, and I keep them in my locker at work in case of emergency. This is my standard go-to boot. I'm very happy with them. The only issue I've had is that they give a little more up and down room than I need, but that's easily cured with an orthotic insert. With a decent pair of inserts in place, I can comfortably be on my feet all day in these boots. I've just purchased my second pair, and if these are anything like my first set, I'm sure I'll be buying a third set when these wear out.
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Thank you for your continuing support!

Awesome Boots - by , Apr 03, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
Im a firefighter and as a firefighter im up on my feet and preforming tasks that are hard on boots. I usally go through 4 pair a year but i bought a pair of these boots and they are amazing. They with stand the vigorous stress and activty of the job. They offer great support of the ankles,there cofortable to be in hours on end,and very lightweight. Recommend this boot for any one who is looking for a dependale boot for an affordable price.

Awesome Boots

Apr 03, 2012
Im a firefighter and as a firefighter im up on my feet and preforming tasks that are hard on boots. I usally go through 4 pair a year but i bought a pair of these boots and they are amazing. They with stand the vigorous stress and activty of the job. They offer great support of the ankles,there cofortable to be in hours on end,and very lightweight. Recommend this boot for any one who is looking for a dependale boot for an affordable price.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for this great review! We are very happy to have your recommendation!

Top Notch Customer Service!!! - by , Jul 31, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I had worn my boots about 6 months when the heel ripped on one boot. I contacted customer service by email with pictures included. I didn't keep the receipt and couldn't remember the website that I purchased them from. Still they responded the next day by issuing to me a Return Authorization Number. A week later I received a brand new pair of boots. I am totally impressed with the way I was treated by Bates Footwear! By the way, I love the boots, too. Great fit, light weight and comfortable.

Top Notch Customer Service!!!

Jul 31, 2012
I had worn my boots about 6 months when the heel ripped on one boot. I contacted customer service by email with pictures included. I didn't keep the receipt and couldn't remember the website that I purchased them from. Still they responded the next day by issuing to me a Return Authorization Number. A week later I received a brand new pair of boots. I am totally impressed with the way I was treated by Bates Footwear! By the way, I love the boots, too. Great fit, light weight and comfortable.
OnlineShoes' reply

We are so happy that we could assist with your Bates boots. Keeping a smile on your face is job number one!!!!.

Bomb Proof - by , Aug 01, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I've been wearing Bates boots since 2001 (Security Profession) There are no better boots for comfort or durability. They wear like iron thank you Bates!

Bomb Proof

Aug 01, 2012
I've been wearing Bates boots since 2001 (Security Profession) There are no better boots for comfort or durability. They wear like iron thank you Bates!
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for your many years of support for our brand! We really appreciate this knowledgeable review.

best boots ever - by , Aug 08, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing Bates boots since 2008. I have worn many brands and styles but nothing ever came close to the comfort of Bates. They are so lightweight and fit perfectly. The side zipper is so convenient and allows you to find the perfect fit with your laces and not have to lace them again. Also saves on wear on your laces cause they are not constantly tightened. The soles are the longest lasting I have ever found. I have recommended these boots to many Co workers and friends. They have all been pleased and continue to buy only Bates. The composite toe is also very comfortable and seems like its not even there.

best boots ever

Aug 08, 2012
I have been wearing Bates boots since 2008. I have worn many brands and styles but nothing ever came close to the comfort of Bates. They are so lightweight and fit perfectly. The side zipper is so convenient and allows you to find the perfect fit with your laces and not have to lace them again. Also saves on wear on your laces cause they are not constantly tightened. The soles are the longest lasting I have ever found. I have recommended these boots to many Co workers and friends. They have all been pleased and continue to buy only Bates. The composite toe is also very comfortable and seems like its not even there.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for this awesome review. We are so happy to have all of your support, as well as your helpful recommendations! Thanks so much!!!

Very Satisfied Customer - by , Sep 04, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
My son began college a few weeks ago studying marine engineering technology at a maritime academy. His training required him to have safety boots with protective toe. Although the school recommended and provided a particular model of Bates safety work boots, they insisted the recommended boot was not available in my son's large and wide size. After a frustrating search for a local supplier to see if there were any comparable products available, I wound up calling the Bates Footware company directly. The customer service provided was outstanding. Not only did the representative immediately grasp the issue, he was able to determine the recommended boot was available in my son's foot size, not common, but available. He then was able to locate and determine that the needed boot was in stock and he arranged for rapid shipment as my son was about to leave home within days. The boots arrived as promised. They fit perfectly. My son was thrilled to have them. First reports back from using them on his training ship is that they are extremely comfortable and he feels sure-footed wearing them. Not only has Bates Footware gained a satisfied new customer, but certain to be a repeat custormer for future foot ware needs. Thank you.

Very Satisfied Customer

Sep 04, 2012
My son began college a few weeks ago studying marine engineering technology at a maritime academy. His training required him to have safety boots with protective toe. Although the school recommended and provided a particular model of Bates safety work boots, they insisted the recommended boot was not available in my son's large and wide size. After a frustrating search for a local supplier to see if there were any comparable products available, I wound up calling the Bates Footware company directly. The customer service provided was outstanding. Not only did the representative immediately grasp the issue, he was able to determine the recommended boot was available in my son's foot size, not common, but available. He then was able to locate and determine that the needed boot was in stock and he arranged for rapid shipment as my son was about to leave home within days. The boots arrived as promised. They fit perfectly. My son was thrilled to have them. First reports back from using them on his training ship is that they are extremely comfortable and he feels sure-footed wearing them. Not only has Bates Footware gained a satisfied new customer, but certain to be a repeat custormer for future foot ware needs. Thank you.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thank you for this great review of this style. We are glad we could help and it is wonderful to hear they arrived on-time and are working great!

Mechanic's review - by , Oct 07, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
This is my second pair of these very comfortable boots and will probably continue to use them. I am on my feet all day as you can imagine being a mechanic and normally abuse my boots pretty well. My first pair lasted me almost 2 years which is almost unheard of for an someone of my profession. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable , not to mention they have saved my feet / toes from some pretty dangerous situations (dropping brake rotors and heavy metal on them) which only put but a scratch on the composite toe. I would highly recommend these to any mechanic or similar field which requires comfort,safety and reliability.

Mechanic's review

Oct 07, 2012
This is my second pair of these very comfortable boots and will probably continue to use them. I am on my feet all day as you can imagine being a mechanic and normally abuse my boots pretty well. My first pair lasted me almost 2 years which is almost unheard of for an someone of my profession. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable , not to mention they have saved my feet / toes from some pretty dangerous situations (dropping brake rotors and heavy metal on them) which only put but a scratch on the composite toe. I would highly recommend these to any mechanic or similar field which requires comfort,safety and reliability.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thank you very much for the great review of this boot. We are happy to hear the life you got out of the first pair and hope the second pair will last just as long.

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!