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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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 Chris

Most Helpful Positive Review

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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By 1bigbob1

Most Helpful Critical Review

I work as a park ranger and need a boot that feels good and that will last. The DuraShock still feels great after nine mounths.But as far as lasting they fell short. the inside seam (arch side) on the right boot has come apart and I guess it will not be long befor the left one does the same. Maby should have spent the extra money and bought the Danner boot.

Bates' Reply:
We are glad to hear they are comfortable and we too wish they would have lasted longer. We will be in touch with you soon to assist with the ripping seam.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

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By Anonymous

One great pair of boots.
I have nothing but great things to say about this boot. I work in law enforcement and am always on my feet. I am a bigger guy and these boots hold up every day. These are the most comfortable pair of boots I have owned. Feels like you are walking on pillows. I couldn't have asked for anything more. One satisfied customer here.

Bates' Reply:
Great to hear from a satisfied customer who says Bates DuraShock boots are like walking on pillows!

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Daily in law enforcement

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