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!
Great low-cut boot/shoe
I work for a Lexus dealership in south Florida, the type of work I perform is inside the shop and out on the road, changing batteries and tires and other simple job related tasks. In hot sunny days and nasty rainy weather, these shoes have lasted longer than any I have ever owned. Still very comfortable and now a little beat up, I have owned this pair for two years; other shoes would have lasted a year. I am waiting for my next pair to arrive at a local Army Navy store in Boca Raton, just a few more days.... can't wait for my new ones!! :-)
By the way, I have orthopedic inserts on these shoes and they're still perfectly balanced and fit great!