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

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Zipper. Classic. Guaranteed.


Guaranteed comfort with a side zipper and classic lace to toe styling.

  • Bates DuraShocks® shock absorbing comfort technology
  • YKK nylon side zipper
  • 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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GREAT Boots!
I have been in law enforcement for thirty years and I have worn just about every brand of military/police oxfords or tactical boots in my career. I have experienced some really bad and some not so bad footwear, but these Bates DuraShocks are fantastic. I just bought my third pair today. I have never had a more comfortable pair of boots. The last pair lasted just shy of three years and they were still comfortable. Believe me when I tell you that I am tough on boots and shoes because other brands just haven't held up. Before I found these DuraShocks I always had pain in my heels six hours into my twelve hour shift. Not anymore. Excellent product! When it comes to police oxfords, Bates Featherlites are the only way to go. They are by far the best looking and most comfortable.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

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By Anonymous

Size fits perfect. Little stiff at first, but breaks in rather quickly. Quite comfortable. Would buy again.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: walking in stone yard for work.

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By Aprilily

Senior Member, Civil Air Patrol
I purchased these boots for my son who just joined the Civil Air Patrol, Air Force Auxiliary. He found them extremely comfortable, considering he has extra wide feet, he often has trouble getting them to fit right. Not with these boots. He drilled in them the same week they arrived and no problems what so ever. The side zip is great as it makes putting them on and taking them off a snap. Great boot. Would buy again

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Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Comfort and side zip ease.

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