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.
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.
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
Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected
How do you most use this product?: Comfort and side zip ease.