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8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Boot

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One of Bates most popular styles, this classic 8" tactical boot features a side zip for easy on and off and a non-metallic composite toe for safety and protection.
• Durable Leather and Nylon Upper
• Mesh Lining for Added Breathability
• Non Metallic ASTM F2413-11 Rated Composite Toe
• Electrical Hazard Protection
• Nylon Side Zipper for Easy On and Off
• Cushioned Removable Insert for Added Comfort
• Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole for Traction
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SHOP COMPOSITE TOE

COMPOSITE TOE

Bates composite toe footwear meets or exceeds ASTM F2413-11 standards. Composite toe material is non-metallic, is temperature resistant, and lighter in weight than steel toe materials.


SHOP COMPOSITE TOE
NON-METALLIC

NON-METALLIC

Undetectable in electronic security environments. Footwear features non-metallic shank, hardware and construction.


SHOP ASSEMBLED IN THE USA
SHOP ELECTRICAL HAZARD

SLIP RESISTANT

Footwear has passed the
SATRA WTM 144 test for
slip resistance.


SHOP SLIP RESISTANT
Ratings & Reviews (58.0)
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36% of reviewers recommend this product

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3 5
Yes, with some reservations. Overall, I have very much liked these boots. I received them in November, 2014. I’ve worn them for 12-hour days about 3 days a week for over two years. (I avoid wearing the same footwear for two consecutive days to give them time to ‘recover and air-out/dry internally’ between uses.) I wear them under many conditions, including my day-to-day job where business casual is the norm. With slacks, they pass for dress shoes (at a glance) and they give me the ankle support I need. The outside has held up, even with substantial off-grid hiking. Usually I wear out soles in a year, but these soles have worn lightly even with my substantial walking on asphalt. Externally, they continue to work great, but the insides have worn out. I think this is the first pair of boots/shoes that I wore out the insides before the outsides. That said, they aren’t perfect. I experienced the same big toe to composite toe collisions as “Sad Medic” from Huntersville describes. The blisters on the top of my toes were rough for the first month, but manageable by wearing them once every three days for the first month. Once the callouses developed, the pain was gone, but the callouses took a full 2 years to begin to subside. By March of 2017, the boots were fully broken in. Sadly… just a few weeks ago (May 2017), I experienced the same boot failure that “Timing Is EVERYTHING” from Chicago mentions, specifically the heel lining failed, then the cardboard behind that failed. Unfortunately, when I tried reinforcing with Gorilla tape, my foot was pushed forward just enough to put my toes into collision with the front of the boot. I debated whether to buy another pair of the same model; however, today I decided to try something a little different for the summer, so I purchased the Bates Sock Composite Toe Chelsea. With a little luck, the will break in a bit quicker.

Yes, with some reservations.

Jun 04, 2017
Overall, I have very much liked these boots. I received them in November, 2014. I’ve worn them for 12-hour days about 3 days a week for over two years. (I avoid wearing the same footwear for two consecutive days to give them time to ‘recover and air-out/dry internally’ between uses.) I wear them under many conditions, including my day-to-day job where business casual is the norm. With slacks, they pass for dress shoes (at a glance) and they give me the ankle support I need. The outside has held up, even with substantial off-grid hiking. Usually I wear out soles in a year, but these soles have worn lightly even with my substantial walking on asphalt. Externally, they continue to work great, but the insides have worn out. I think this is the first pair of boots/shoes that I wore out the insides before the outsides. That said, they aren’t perfect. I experienced the same big toe to composite toe collisions as “Sad Medic” from Huntersville describes. The blisters on the top of my toes were rough for the first month, but manageable by wearing them once every three days for the first month. Once the callouses developed, the pain was gone, but the callouses took a full 2 years to begin to subside. By March of 2017, the boots were fully broken in. Sadly… just a few weeks ago (May 2017), I experienced the same boot failure that “Timing Is EVERYTHING” from Chicago mentions, specifically the heel lining failed, then the cardboard behind that failed. Unfortunately, when I tried reinforcing with Gorilla tape, my foot was pushed forward just enough to put my toes into collision with the front of the boot. I debated whether to buy another pair of the same model; however, today I decided to try something a little different for the summer, so I purchased the Bates Sock Composite Toe Chelsea. With a little luck, the will break in a bit quicker.
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1 5
I used to love Bates products I work in EMS and for years have loved these boots, sadly after I recently purchased my last pair back in December when the boots arrived, I tried them on and from right out of the box the zipper kept getting stuck in the liner. I contacted Bates and they let me exchange my boots for a new pair, when the new pair arrived they had the exact same issue as the first pair with the zipper getting caught in the liner while trying to zip up or down the boot right out of the box. Again, I contacted Bates but this time just asked for my money back. I am sad to say I would no longer recommend this product as of now until this issue is resolved.

I used to love Bates products

Apr 08, 2017
I work in EMS and for years have loved these boots, sadly after I recently purchased my last pair back in December when the boots arrived, I tried them on and from right out of the box the zipper kept getting stuck in the liner. I contacted Bates and they let me exchange my boots for a new pair, when the new pair arrived they had the exact same issue as the first pair with the zipper getting caught in the liner while trying to zip up or down the boot right out of the box. Again, I contacted Bates but this time just asked for my money back. I am sad to say I would no longer recommend this product as of now until this issue is resolved.
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1 5
While this composite toe is great for the airport. It is hell on both great toes!!! I work in the EMS field and I have worn many bates boots in my career. When I decided to try a pair of boots with the composite toe I came to realize that I can not wear them for an entire shift with out extreme pain in my big toes. I am used to having to drill two holes in the rear of the boots so that I can use paracord to act as a strap to pull my boots on. However the discomfort from the toes is not something that I can live with. I am hoping that Bates will exchange my new ones for the same pair without the compsite toes.

While this composite toe is great for the airport. It is hell on both great toes!!!

Feb 26, 2017
I work in the EMS field and I have worn many bates boots in my career. When I decided to try a pair of boots with the composite toe I came to realize that I can not wear them for an entire shift with out extreme pain in my big toes. I am used to having to drill two holes in the rear of the boots so that I can use paracord to act as a strap to pull my boots on. However the discomfort from the toes is not something that I can live with. I am hoping that Bates will exchange my new ones for the same pair without the compsite toes.
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5 5
These boots meet all my needs This is the second pair of Bates boots I have owned and they serve me real good at work and when i am riding on my bike. I will keep using these boots as long as they keep the same quality they have now. I have and will recommend these boots. My son is in the US Coast Guard and he loves his Bates Too.

These boots meet all my needs

Jan 24, 2017
This is the second pair of Bates boots I have owned and they serve me real good at work and when i am riding on my bike. I will keep using these boots as long as they keep the same quality they have now. I have and will recommend these boots. My son is in the US Coast Guard and he loves his Bates Too.
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5 5
love these boots , lightweight , but very durable , only boots with side zip that the zippers outlast the boots

love these boots ,

Dec 06, 2016
lightweight , but very durable , only boots with side zip that the zippers outlast the boots
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