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Men's Delta-8 Side Zip Boot

27 Reviews
$109.95

Adjustable. Performance. Zipper.


Overview

iCS® technology allows you to select the level of comfort and performance YOU want.

  • Video: iCS Delta-8 E02348
  • Durable leather with ballistic nylon upper
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • iCS midsole adjustable comfort technology
  • 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.


iCS (View all products with this technology)

A breakthrough in advanced comfort technology, Bates Individual Comfort System gives you the freedom to choose the setting that's right for you. The products with this technology have a midsole containing a removable disk that can be rotated among four zones to control firmness, cushion, inward and outward stability.

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By SWAT MEMBER
1/16/2010

Most Helpful Positive Review

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I received these boots and once I opened the box I was anxious to try them on, my other boots were Danner's which I found to be very heavy during training and after 8 hours I was ready to take them off. I wore the Bates for our next SWAT training and on this particular day we did alot of running and shooting on the move. The Bates performed excellent and were extremely comfortable and after the 8 hour day my feet were not aching like in the past. I also liked the fact that the soles seemed to be wider and I felt more stable while moving in a stack, it never seemed like I had to worry about ankle roll over. At one point I was covering a hallway in training and I was kneeling and another team member stepped on my ankle by accident and it never bothered me. I'm certain that if I had been wearing my Danners it would of been a different story. I have recommended the boots to the other team members and I would recommend them to any one that wants a boot that is light weight and comfortable, its almost like wearing a tennis shoe. Deputy Russell Silver

Bates' Reply:
Russell, we are glad you liked the boots that we sent you to test. Thanks for being a fan of Bates!

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: SWAT TEAM

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By Anonymous
4/9/2015

Most Helpful Critical Review

Dissapointed. Not a great boot
I'm a member of a Tactical Police Unit and found these boots really disappointing for 3 reasons. 1) Not water proof at all. The tongue and zip have no gussets, so water streams in even with puddles or wet grass. Why even make a 8 inch boot that isn't at the very least splash proof. 2) The cosmetic design (raised stripes) along the side of the boot and the large ankle area laces eyelets, stops the boot flexing when running/walking and the boot digs into the front of the ankle joint. (Even after a concentrated 3 week breaking in period) 3)The ICS system is a gimmick and makes the boot feel high in the heel. It makes the boot feel unstable during fast changes in direction such as room clearance training etc. I bought these concerns to BATES BOOTS attention via email and they dismissed my concerns saying, we don't advertise them as 'Waterproof' ........and that was it. I will say, the stitching appeared strong for a made in China boot and it was great to find a wide fit boot. Over the breaking in period the sole flexed and absorbed shock well even for a non-Vibram boot. But to be frank, Bates disappointed me and I would not recommend them to anyone on teams. Spend a bit more, get a Salamon or TR boot.

Bates' Reply:
Styles with ICS technology are covered by our 30 Day Comfort Guarantee and our team would be happy to help with setting it up at 866-699-7374. We also offer many other 8 inch styles that are waterproof including the mens GX-8 GORE-TEX Side Zip boot that may be a better fit for you.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Law Enforcement

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By Anonymous
3/8/2015

Cap't. Jack
OK Bates, here goes. I have wanted this boot to replace my high top harness motorcycle boot for some time. I tired several other manufacturers and this boot was the best, I couldn't wait to wear them.I saved up my money and purchased a pair in October. Two weeks later I wore the boots from early AM to Late PM and my left foot was killing me. The fourth eylette on the left inside had worn a blister on my ankle bone. Boy was I disappointed! At first I thought there was a problem with the underside of the eyelette. So on Monday I called customer service and relayed to the young lady my tale of woe. She didn't have an idea how to cure my poor ankle bone other than return the boots; well, this wasn't an option to me because I really liked the boots. I told her that I had rather "fight a small bear than break in a pair of any boot or shoes" and that I would try several things first. First, I unlaced the left boot laces and loosened them up and retied them, then I adjusted the ICS disc. WOW what a change, no more ankle rub. Of course my left ankle bone still had a "rub spot" and was still sensitive, but the difference was dramatic. I have adjusted the ICS disc several times on both the left and right boot and now I have the right "feel", and no more ankle rub. I'm very well pleased with my purchase now, and have worn the boots for about 4 months riding and standing for hours. Uh, Oh, I just tired on a pair of Code 6's! By the way, I still have my 7 year old high top harness boots, can't bear to part with an old friend, and wear them occasionally.

Bates' Reply:
The Captain is always right! What more can we say except thank you! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the ICS disk & our customer service team.

Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?: Motorcyle riding, standing at rallies, shooting range, all round stuff

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