My husband is a UPS Driver and he loves these boots. When he first gets a new pair, there is no "break in" period. These boots are comfortable from day one. They keep his feet dry in pouring rain and warm and dry in the snow. Before he discovered these Bates boots, he had tried so many other brands and it was a big waste of money. He will only buy these boots now.
He puts a lot of miles on his boots, so he replaces them about every 4-6 months. But these hold up better than any other brand and they are the most comfortable. The best part is that they keep your feet completely dry!
I WILL BE ORDERING ANOTHER PAIR OF THESE TO KEEP ON HAND ONCE MY NEW ONES WEAR OUT. I HOPE BATES CONTINUE TO PRODUCE THESE. THEY ARE TOTALLY COMFORTABLE AND LOOK GREAT WITH MY UNIFORM. I HAVE WORE OTHER BATES PRODUCTS AND SOME HI-TECH PRODUCTS BUT THESE ARE BY FAR THE BEST YET! THANKS BATES!
Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected
How do you most use this product?: FOR WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
These are great boots.
I helped my 17 yr old grandson purchase these boots a year ago. In that short time he has had his foot run over by a car with them on, was hit by an SUV going 25 mph 4 months later while riding his bike and the boots and he are fine. The damage from the car was just some scraping and scratches on a small patch were his foot was pushed into the concrete. The SUV/bike accident didn't do even scuff the leather. We live in Michigan and as many of you know this has been the worst winter in 30 yrs, sub zero temps, wet deep snow etc. He is also a drummer and wears them to stabilize his feet on his bass pedals and he also walked 40 miles in one day wearing these boots. In this past year the boots have been through Hell and back on his feet and have protected them from getting smashed, soaked, frozen and sore. I actually came to the Bates website to see if they were still available as I don't know how much more punishment this pair can take from him and I wanted to be prepared to get another. These are great boots. Thanks Bates!