Men's 8" DuraShocks® Waterproof Lace-to-toe Boot

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Waterproof. Classic. Guaranteed.


Waterproof boot with classic lace to toe styling features Bates DuraShocks® 30-day comfort guarantee.

  • Full grain leather upper with 1680 denier nylon
  • Bates® Dry Waterproof Membrane
  • Bates DuraShocks® shock absorbing comfort technology
  • Slip resistant rubber outsole
  • Stitch-out welt construction

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Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boot

Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boot
  • 8" Side Zip Boot

DuraShocks (View all products with this technology)

Our patented, lightweight energy-returning outsoles feature built-in compression pads in the heel and forefoot that diffuse the impact of every step reducing shock to the feet and legs. Complete with a 30 day guarantee.

Stitch Out Construction (View all products with this technology)

A more flexible type of welt construction. Easy to resole. Bates stitch-out footwear with DuraShocks® outsoles are instantly flexible out of the box.

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By Anonymous

When I joined my department back in 2007, we were issued Danner boots that are nearly identical in design to the Durashocks. My feet hurt constantly after wearing them and I dreaded putting them on. I tried the 5.11's but they weren't much better. Our department then went to the Rocky boots with a side zip (don't like the side zip because they rub my ankles) and I decided to try the Bates line. I have been a happy Bates customer since!!! I purchased a pair of the Durashocks and the GX-4's and my feet were happy finally. Even though I gained about 30 pounds over the course of the last 5 years, my boots always felt great. Unfortunately I ruined my GX-4's investigating a tractor-trailer crash (turns out they didn't like the hours spent in diesel fuel and other engine and chassis lubricants) and fell apart on me. So I stayed in my Durashocks until the bottoms were "NASCAR slick." They were easy to put a high polish on, supported my feet and ankles and didn't cause any fatigue. Now it's time for my next pair so I think that I'll be grabbing a pair of the Annobons and Code 6's to go along with my new Durashocks. Now if Bates could swing me a pair of 6" lace to toe Durashocks, I'd be a very, very happy customer!!!

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Law Enforcement Duty

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By Franzaman

They stand behind there product
I want to say that my boots did fail and talking to customer service was a joke but after posting my review, I was contacted and the issue was taken care and they sent me a new pair of boots. Way to stand behind your product !! Will continue to purchase Bates product knowing they will stand behind their boots and replace them if they are bad.

Bates' Reply:
Thank you for the updated review. We are glad we were able to assist in the matter. Thank you for being a loyal Bates customer and continuing to buy our boots.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Active Patrol

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By Chris

Best boot ever
I have always been a timberland, irish setter person. But buying a new pair every year was a hassle. I do Landscaping for a living and am on my feet 10+ hours a day and and ALOT of walking was involved, I would go home with sore feet Everyday. I bought a pair of bates shortly after i snow plowed with a Cop friend of mine that had a pair on. I thought they looked nice and i liked the lace to toe concept of them makes for a neater appearance and a well fit boot, Besides for the price i would try them out What could i Lose. Boy was i in for a suprise!!! I got the 8in Boot with the dura shock and when i tell you COMFORTABLE that is an understatment !!!! I have since gave the 4 guys working for me a pair of bates every year for the holidays... I am on my 3rd pair of boots in 11 years now from bates. I don't know how they can make such a Comfortable boot with such a soft feel when walking that lasts so long... Honestly People THESE ARE THE MOST DURABLE LASTING BOOTS I HAVE EVER OWNED AND THEY ARE WAY WORTH THE MONEY.......

Bates' Reply:
This is a great review!! Thanks for taking the time to write it.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Landscaping

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