Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boot

69 Reviews

Breathable. Waterproof. Durable.


This boot features GORE-TEX® lining to ensure ultimate waterproofing and breathability for all seasons.

  • Video: GX-8 Style E02268
  • Waterproof leather with ballistic nylon upper
  • Durably waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® lining
  • YKK nylon side zipper
  • Cushioned removable insert
  • Slip resistant rubber outsole
  • Athletic cement construction

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Cement Construction (View all products with this technology)

Similar to athletic/running shoe construction, this method is lightweight and highly flexible.

GORE-TEX® (View all products with this technology)

Guaranteed to keep you dry. Unequaled combination of waterproofing plus exceptionally breathability

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By Patrolman

Most Helpful Positive Review

Best boot available
I've been in the Army for 3years and a police officer for 2 years. The Bates GX8 is the best boot,shoe i've ever used. It fits perfect like it molds to your foot. Keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Very lightweight and very good traction. I've also tried Rocky's and 5:11 but Bates has easily surpassed all the others in value and product.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: At work and sometimes for normal evry day wear

10 of 10 people found this review to be helpful.

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By jw

Most Helpful Critical Review

I have only had these boots for a few days. The construction seems to be excellent, but after doing some walking I have found that the boots are really not very comfortable. The leather folds as I walk and pushes down into my toes, which hurts. I hope these will "break in" after a while, because I guess it is too late to try to return them because they are now used.

Bates' Reply:
Hi, we are sorry to hear about the discomfort and leather folding. We pride ourselves on quality and craftsmanship and like to know when there has been an issue with our products. I have asked someone to contact you regarding this matter and hope your issues will be addressed. Bates Footwear

Product Size Rating: Smaller than Expected

How do you most use this product?: outdoor work

6 of 6 people found this review to be helpful.

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By J. Smith

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Wanted to say that I have purchased many boots from Bates and I am glad to say I have never had a single issue with any pair I had. All (after wearing for a week) were extremely comfortable and reliable. Fits perfectly and never had an issue with the side zippers. Very good traction on wet cement and the occasional riot spray and blood. Has held up fantastically in the heat and even better in the cold. Just stepping into them brings pride and feels like you demand respect haha! Very well done Bates and customer service is awesome as well!

Bates' Reply:
Wow! Thank you for the awesome shout out for Bates boots and our customer service team!

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Use it at work. Older pairs are used for hiking/outside work.

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