Freedom Boot, Black Camo, dynamic
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2020-07-08T22:58:54.163Z 2021-07-08T22:58:54.163Z USD 119.99
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Nice boots but not waterproof as described. - by , Feb 06, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
These are nice, sturdy boots and great for riding...unless it rains. I just got in from a 20 minute ride in moderate rain and my socks are soaked. Dry around the ankles, so the water permeated through the material. Like several other Bates (and other brand) boots that are marketed as waterproof, these do not deliver in this department. To be fair, it's apparently a very difficult quality to produce. That said, eliminating the claim would go a long way in reducing resentment based on expectation. Their customer service department is top notch, but replacements will deliver similar results. If you're a fair-weather rider, these would be a great choice. If not, look elsewhere.

Nice boots but not waterproof as described.

Feb 06, 2019
These are nice, sturdy boots and great for riding...unless it rains. I just got in from a 20 minute ride in moderate rain and my socks are soaked. Dry around the ankles, so the water permeated through the material. Like several other Bates (and other brand) boots that are marketed as waterproof, these do not deliver in this department. To be fair, it's apparently a very difficult quality to produce. That said, eliminating the claim would go a long way in reducing resentment based on expectation. Their customer service department is top notch, but replacements will deliver similar results. If you're a fair-weather rider, these would be a great choice. If not, look elsewhere.
OnlineShoes' reply

We're happy we were able to get you taken care of George! Please keep in mind that Water-Resistant Leather does not mean waterproof. If you have any other questions please give the team a call at 866.699.7374.

Uncomfortably Narrow - by , May 07, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
I think this design and styling has potential. That said, I believe the footprint is abnormal. Very narrow in the toe box. The boots could also use a shoelace upgrade. The laces are not long enough and don’t belong on a motorcycle boot. I’m waiting to give them away to someone Who can tolerate the sizing. I will revisit when you fix these issues or provide a wider size. Thanks

Uncomfortably Narrow

May 07, 2019
I think this design and styling has potential. That said, I believe the footprint is abnormal. Very narrow in the toe box. The boots could also use a shoelace upgrade. The laces are not long enough and don’t belong on a motorcycle boot. I’m waiting to give them away to someone Who can tolerate the sizing. I will revisit when you fix these issues or provide a wider size. Thanks
OnlineShoes' reply

We would love to do all we can to help. Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 if we can. Thank you.

Smaller toe box - by , Mar 26, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
All in all a nice boot,had to return and reorder a size lagerer. The toe box is very narrow.

Smaller toe box

Mar 26, 2019
All in all a nice boot,had to return and reorder a size lagerer. The toe box is very narrow.
OnlineShoes' reply

If we can help please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

sent back - by , Jun 11, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
these shoes have the form and appearance that I would like to have but I just couldnt get my feet into them. the inner liner did not open enough and the toes were too narrow.

sent back

Jun 11, 2019
these shoes have the form and appearance that I would like to have but I just couldnt get my feet into them. the inner liner did not open enough and the toes were too narrow.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for your feedback. Give the team a ring at 866.699.7374, we are here to help!

Almost perfect..... - by , Jul 16, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
Almost perfect. Wide, no too wide, but nice and wide if that's your foot shape. Large not too large but on the large side of properly sized; they're not conservatively sized let's say. Comfortable for sure, stiff rigid sole; these'll be great for riding. The Vibram lug sole is always welcomed, (wish they went with the full lug depth sole instead of the slim/flat lug style) Only gripe; Please Bates; make the padding in the ankle sides go all the way to the top of the collar and/or add a padded collar and please, PLEASE go up the one extra eyelet like a low jungle boot. Or a 6" these don't seem quite 6" but a slightly higher fully padded version would be a homerun I think. They're comfortable and I like the styling thought and sentiment behind them, just wish the collar was padded and slightly taller. I foresee having to wear them laced down t the 2nd to top eyelets leaving the last one undone because of the nylon top strap rubbing into the back of the ankle/calf. I ride a cruiser and a café with slightly more aggressive riding position the back of the ankle could become annoying. Otherwise keep up the great work.

Almost perfect.....

Jul 16, 2019
Almost perfect. Wide, no too wide, but nice and wide if that's your foot shape. Large not too large but on the large side of properly sized; they're not conservatively sized let's say. Comfortable for sure, stiff rigid sole; these'll be great for riding. The Vibram lug sole is always welcomed, (wish they went with the full lug depth sole instead of the slim/flat lug style) Only gripe; Please Bates; make the padding in the ankle sides go all the way to the top of the collar and/or add a padded collar and please, PLEASE go up the one extra eyelet like a low jungle boot. Or a 6" these don't seem quite 6" but a slightly higher fully padded version would be a homerun I think. They're comfortable and I like the styling thought and sentiment behind them, just wish the collar was padded and slightly taller. I foresee having to wear them laced down t the 2nd to top eyelets leaving the last one undone because of the nylon top strap rubbing into the back of the ankle/calf. I ride a cruiser and a café with slightly more aggressive riding position the back of the ankle could become annoying. Otherwise keep up the great work.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for your feedback. We're happy to pass your comments on to the team.

Order a half size up - by , May 31, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
I wear a 10 1/2 in there uniform boots. I ordered the same expecting the same fit. It is snugger than my uniform boots. They fit but I cannot wear thick socks with them. They are well put together though and they look sharp.

Order a half size up

May 31, 2018
I wear a 10 1/2 in there uniform boots. I ordered the same expecting the same fit. It is snugger than my uniform boots. They fit but I cannot wear thick socks with them. They are well put together though and they look sharp.
OnlineShoes' reply

Thanks for the feedback!

Great everyday boot. - by , Jun 07, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
I wear a size 10 shoe and 10.5 running/hiking shoes. I had to go with the 10.5 Freedom boot as a 10 is too narrow. The 10.5 fit perfect but I wished the ankle protection was slightly (1 inch) higher. However, this would be the go-to boot for day rides as it is easy to put on, comfortable and can be worn all day. However, as I tour mostly cross country and don't stop for rain I ordered the Bomber as it is a higher boot and the rain won't run into the boot as my pant leg will cover it. I found in the Bomber the size 10 fit perfect and a 10.5 was too big. The Bomber sole is thicker than the Freedom and I found it took a bit to get used to this feel on the brake pedal. However, shifting gear feels normal. (I like the thinner Freedom sole better but both are Vibram, so good soles) What I like about both the Freedom and Bomber is that it has decent protection while riding and one can also wear it off the bike all day. Inadvertently I also ordered a Black pair of Freedom boots in 10.5 and found the Right boot too tight whereas a pair of Brown Freedom 10.5 fit perfectly.? However the free returns policy makes shopping easy and I expect years of use from my Bombers and a pair of Freedoms could also be in the future.

Great everyday boot.

Jun 07, 2018
I wear a size 10 shoe and 10.5 running/hiking shoes. I had to go with the 10.5 Freedom boot as a 10 is too narrow. The 10.5 fit perfect but I wished the ankle protection was slightly (1 inch) higher. However, this would be the go-to boot for day rides as it is easy to put on, comfortable and can be worn all day. However, as I tour mostly cross country and don't stop for rain I ordered the Bomber as it is a higher boot and the rain won't run into the boot as my pant leg will cover it. I found in the Bomber the size 10 fit perfect and a 10.5 was too big. The Bomber sole is thicker than the Freedom and I found it took a bit to get used to this feel on the brake pedal. However, shifting gear feels normal. (I like the thinner Freedom sole better but both are Vibram, so good soles) What I like about both the Freedom and Bomber is that it has decent protection while riding and one can also wear it off the bike all day. Inadvertently I also ordered a Black pair of Freedom boots in 10.5 and found the Right boot too tight whereas a pair of Brown Freedom 10.5 fit perfectly.? However the free returns policy makes shopping easy and I expect years of use from my Bombers and a pair of Freedoms could also be in the future.
Really comfy/cool boot minus 1 thing - by , Jul 15, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Love the Tan freedom boots. Only improvement I'd suggest is a padding for back around Achilles tendon. Aside from that it's amazing. Wanted to get the black but the camouflage kept me from buying. Looks gaudy and kinda hick-ish. Would have definitely bought the black versions if they were just matte black or just had no camo.

Really comfy/cool boot minus 1 thing

Jul 15, 2018
Love the Tan freedom boots. Only improvement I'd suggest is a padding for back around Achilles tendon. Aside from that it's amazing. Wanted to get the black but the camouflage kept me from buying. Looks gaudy and kinda hick-ish. Would have definitely bought the black versions if they were just matte black or just had no camo.
everyone complements me on these boots - by , Aug 23, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
These boots work well for motorcycling, but the best part about them is that the look good and everyone is complementing me on them.

everyone complements me on these boots

Aug 23, 2018
These boots work well for motorcycling, but the best part about them is that the look good and everyone is complementing me on them.
OnlineShoes' reply

Love that!

Too narrow, need widths - by , Sep 06, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Looks and feels like a great boot, but too narrow for me, I had to return them. Can't really say they were smaller than expected bc I knew they weren't wide, just thought I'd try.

Too narrow, need widths

Sep 06, 2018
Looks and feels like a great boot, but too narrow for me, I had to return them. Can't really say they were smaller than expected bc I knew they weren't wide, just thought I'd try.