Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boot

45 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

7 of 7 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

5 of 5 people found this review to be helpful.

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By Anonymous

I've crash-rated your boots.....unfortunately
Last weekend I had an unfortunate opportunity to test my riding gear. I rode my Vstrom, a dual-sport bike with a friend of mine on a bmw1200gs, we took some back roads that had too much gravel for my taste....Long story short, I went down in a right turn, luckily at a lower speed. Still, it wasn't pleasant and left my bike scratched up pretty badly, bent foot brake etc.... I wore my Bates GX-8 Gore-Tex boots and they did really well. As a matter of fact, I believe they saved my right foot from a serious injury. The front of the right boot is scuffed up badly, pieces of leather falling off but protected my foot well. I bought those boots because they were the most comfortable and the lightest weight boots I could find for riding my motorcycles. I expected them to be protective but to the certain point, considering they were not the "heavy duty" boots. But they did way more than that when needed - they protected my foot from a serious injury and I'm sincerely grateful for that. I will purchase another pair very soon but I have to check your website for the "latest and greatest" models you have haha. Also, my wife will have to get a pair now, since I can prove to her how protective they can be. I've posted my testimony on a couple of motorcycle forums that I'm a member of and have a few members already considering getting them. You guys have a phenomenal product and my fellow riders needs to know that. Keep up the great work and all the best.

Bates' Reply:
We're thrilled to hear our GX-8 outperformed and protected your foot from serious injury! Thank you for sharing your experience in the review and other forums. We'd also like to invite you to share on our Bates Facebook page. Have you or friends tried our Riding Collection? Check out the styles on

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Riding motorcycles

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