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USMC Lightweight DuraShocks® Boot

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This lightweight Berry Compliant boot is made with oil, stain and abrasion resistant Wolverine Warrior Leather®. Also featuring Bates DuraShocks® shock absorbing comfort technology, you'll be comfortable on your feet all day long.
• Oil, Stain and Abrasion-Resistant Wolverine Warrior Leather® and Nylon Upper
• Breathable Moisture Wicking Lining
• Bates DuraShocks® Shock Absorbing Comfort Technology
• Bates DuraShocks® Energy Returning Outsole
• Proudly Manufactured in the USA
Technology
SHOP BATES DURASHOCKS®

This proprietary comfort system absorbs shock and transfers energy through compression pads in the heel and forepart of the outsole. Backed by a 30-day Comfort Guarantee.


SHOP BATES DURASHOCKS®
Made in the USA

Assembled in the USA

Proudly manufactured in our U.S. facility.



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SHOP ELECTRICAL HAZARD

SLIP RESISTANT

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


SHOP SLIP RESISTANT
waterproof

Breathable pig skin featuring Scotchguard™ by 3M® protector for leather. Scotchguard provides oil and stain resistant technology that protects from dirt, chemicals, oil and water based stains.


SHOP WOLVERINE WARRIOR LEATHER™
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5 5
Amazingly Lightweight Boot In my 12 years with the Corps I have had two pairs of the E50501 USMC Durashock boots and my current pair of E30501 USMC Hot Weather boots. Both of these boots are marketed as Bates Lites with the difference being the E50501 is lighter with a waffle type tread pattern. The E30501 is heavier, has a more aggressive tread and the soles are much harder than its brother. The E50501 is by far my favorite boot of all time. They fit well almost immediately from the box with a very short break in period and once they are broken in you would be hard pressed to find a lighter and more comfortable boot out there, at least one that is Marine Corps approved. I used the E50501 exclusively for CFT's, ruck marches and boots and utes runs. They feel like a sneaker and that is not an understatement. Due to the softer material used for the soles and the fairly shallow tread depth these boots did wear down more quickly than the E30501 and they developed a crack in the sole where the ball of the foot flexes. However I did get about 18 months out of the boot before these issues appeared. Even after the tread wore down and the crack appeared I continued to wear them just because they fit so well. With the softer sole material, even with the tread worn away the boots gripped and conformed around rocky surfaces and were still usable in certain terrain. I will be buying my third pair of E50501 Bates Lites USMC DuraShocks® Boots in the very near future. I cannot say enough good about these boots and would recommend them to anyone looking for a rugged, lightweight, all-terrain boot.

Amazingly Lightweight Boot

Mar 06, 2017
In my 12 years with the Corps I have had two pairs of the E50501 USMC Durashock boots and my current pair of E30501 USMC Hot Weather boots. Both of these boots are marketed as Bates Lites with the difference being the E50501 is lighter with a waffle type tread pattern. The E30501 is heavier, has a more aggressive tread and the soles are much harder than its brother. The E50501 is by far my favorite boot of all time. They fit well almost immediately from the box with a very short break in period and once they are broken in you would be hard pressed to find a lighter and more comfortable boot out there, at least one that is Marine Corps approved. I used the E50501 exclusively for CFT's, ruck marches and boots and utes runs. They feel like a sneaker and that is not an understatement. Due to the softer material used for the soles and the fairly shallow tread depth these boots did wear down more quickly than the E30501 and they developed a crack in the sole where the ball of the foot flexes. However I did get about 18 months out of the boot before these issues appeared. Even after the tread wore down and the crack appeared I continued to wear them just because they fit so well. With the softer sole material, even with the tread worn away the boots gripped and conformed around rocky surfaces and were still usable in certain terrain. I will be buying my third pair of E50501 Bates Lites USMC DuraShocks® Boots in the very near future. I cannot say enough good about these boots and would recommend them to anyone looking for a rugged, lightweight, all-terrain boot.
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5 5
This is a great boot Very useful for cold weather keeps feet from freezing

This is a great boot

Jan 17, 2017
Very useful for cold weather keeps feet from freezing
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5 5
I sleep with them on Going into OCS in a few months and wanted to get them early to break them in. Started of with walking in them everywhere I went. Then started hiking with a weighted pack on in them. Now I'm running miles a day in them. They feel great. One less thing to worry about in training.

I sleep with them on

Dec 14, 2016
Going into OCS in a few months and wanted to get them early to break them in. Started of with walking in them everywhere I went. Then started hiking with a weighted pack on in them. Now I'm running miles a day in them. They feel great. One less thing to worry about in training.
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5 5
These ain't mama's combat boots! (No pun)My Mom did serve proudly. These boots serve my purpose without fail. Although mine have a slightly more aggressive tread pattern than what is shown, there's no doubt that will do as well. The terrain that I function in consists of arid desert brush, cat-claw, cholla cactus, prickly pear and hard rock outcrop through gravel. Not to mention tarantula (harmless) and rattlesnake (harmful) infestation. The point is; these boots are the front line of defense, against these brutal elements. I enjoy the support around my ankles and the steel toe protection from cactus needle penetration that may render some boots down for service. I also appreciate the moisture wicking and ventilation systems for keeping my feet as dry as possible when its 125F. Get some on you,you'll be glad you did.

These ain't mama's combat boots!

Dec 09, 2016
(No pun)My Mom did serve proudly. These boots serve my purpose without fail. Although mine have a slightly more aggressive tread pattern than what is shown, there's no doubt that will do as well. The terrain that I function in consists of arid desert brush, cat-claw, cholla cactus, prickly pear and hard rock outcrop through gravel. Not to mention tarantula (harmless) and rattlesnake (harmful) infestation. The point is; these boots are the front line of defense, against these brutal elements. I enjoy the support around my ankles and the steel toe protection from cactus needle penetration that may render some boots down for service. I also appreciate the moisture wicking and ventilation systems for keeping my feet as dry as possible when its 125F. Get some on you,you'll be glad you did.
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Tough boots for tough terrain! Outstanding feedback!

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5 5
Excellent With the military discount the boots are only $10 more on the bates website, due to shipping to HI. The shipping time was excellent as well. As for the boots, so far they are great. I've only had them for a couple of weeks so I haven't ran in them yet. But for everything else superb. Thanks Bates

Excellent

Oct 18, 2016
With the military discount the boots are only $10 more on the bates website, due to shipping to HI. The shipping time was excellent as well. As for the boots, so far they are great. I've only had them for a couple of weeks so I haven't ran in them yet. But for everything else superb. Thanks Bates
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