Great Riding Boots
I have been wearing the same pair of combat boots since the mid-1980s, mostly for motorcycle riding. While they're extremely well worn-in, they're also a pain to get on and off. I've been considering side zipper boots for some time. I looked at a lot of different offerings, and only the Bates look like they're made well enough to last. Others are just ... well, cheap. After the first couple of days wearing them on my Goldwing, I have to say, "Wow!" Wish I'd bought these years ago. Light-weight, comfortable, and very well made. Can't wait to see how many miles I can get on these.
Bought for acadcemy
I was happy with purchase the first month, but now has been 3 months and the boots are falling apart! The back side is starting to open up and flap.. The sides are unglueing. I am a bit upset since can't return to academy there return is for unworn items and less the 45 days. Wish the boots were made to last longer then 3 to 4 months...... Thanks bates..
Product Size Rating: Sized as Expected
How do you most use this product?: Train in police academy.
This is the second pair of these boots that I have purchased. I do a variety of work from operating heavy equipment to laboring to equipment repair and maintenance. And you cant beat the light weight of these boots on your feet all day, from stumbling in and out of ditches to the hard concrete floors these boots are the best.
My first pair of these lasted me almost two years, and I wear them every day (literally) even when I go on vacation (drives my wife nuts) But they are that comfortable. And as a volunteer firefighter, I love how easy and quick they are to get on and off (at 2:00 am) with the side zipper.
I would recommend these boots to anyone, and as long as Bates is still making this boot, they will be my next pair when these wear out.