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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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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.


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NON-METALLIC

NON-METALLIC

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


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SLIP RESISTANT

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


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37% of reviewers recommend this product

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1 5
Poor Quality As a Lighting Technician, I needed a durable, comfortable pair of boots that work well on a variety of surfaces (primarily indoors). The sole began to separate from the toes just 6 weeks after date of purchase, the zippers never worked well and broke after only 7 months of use. A friend tried to warn me about the poor quality Footwear, I wish I had listened.

Poor Quality

Aug 19, 2017
As a Lighting Technician, I needed a durable, comfortable pair of boots that work well on a variety of surfaces (primarily indoors). The sole began to separate from the toes just 6 weeks after date of purchase, the zippers never worked well and broke after only 7 months of use. A friend tried to warn me about the poor quality Footwear, I wish I had listened.
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5 5
They run a little big, plan accordingly. I'm a construction worker and a big fan of black leather boots, especially composite toe and water resistant ones. I've had a brand called swat, a brand called 5.11, and both times I got a size 11.5 extra wide and they were a little too loose. When I bought a similar pair of boots from bates, I ordered a size 11 extrawide, thinking they would fit perfectly. They actually fit almost the same as the 11.5s of the other two brands. Try a pair on before you make a decision and get the fit that's right for you.

They run a little big, plan accordingly.

Aug 14, 2017
I'm a construction worker and a big fan of black leather boots, especially composite toe and water resistant ones. I've had a brand called swat, a brand called 5.11, and both times I got a size 11.5 extra wide and they were a little too loose. When I bought a similar pair of boots from bates, I ordered a size 11 extrawide, thinking they would fit perfectly. They actually fit almost the same as the 11.5s of the other two brands. Try a pair on before you make a decision and get the fit that's right for you.
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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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We would like to help you out, please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can see what we can do. Thank you.

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