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23% of reviewers recommend this product

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Sturdy boots - by , Jan 01, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
These boots are sturdy and they look and feel great! I just wish they made these with a steel or composite toe. Nevertheless, these shoes are like armor. Of course, I bought these boots for the look. I am polishing them to look like metal. This is also my third pair of boots from Bates. I will keep buying Bates.

Sturdy boots

Jan 01, 2020
These boots are sturdy and they look and feel great! I just wish they made these with a steel or composite toe. Nevertheless, these shoes are like armor. Of course, I bought these boots for the look. I am polishing them to look like metal. This is also my third pair of boots from Bates. I will keep buying Bates.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Excellent boots - by , Dec 25, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I'm on my 2nd pair these in the last 7 years. Love them for work. I keep my last pair for the gun range because although I've worn the sole out of them, they're still comfortable enough on the range. My newer pair that I bought last year I wear everyday for work. Had my first pair of Bates boots in the Army & never forgot their durability. Love these 11" jump boots. I keep coming back to this company because in the military I learned that Bates boots don't leak. Never forgot that & that's why they're on my feet now.

Excellent boots

Dec 25, 2019
I'm on my 2nd pair these in the last 7 years. Love them for work. I keep my last pair for the gun range because although I've worn the sole out of them, they're still comfortable enough on the range. My newer pair that I bought last year I wear everyday for work. Had my first pair of Bates boots in the Army & never forgot their durability. Love these 11" jump boots. I keep coming back to this company because in the military I learned that Bates boots don't leak. Never forgot that & that's why they're on my feet now.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the awesome feedback Joe!

Ready for new pair - by , Dec 08, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I got these boots 11 years ago, they are still in excellent condition and I wear them very often for motorcycle , bike events, tons of walking , working, etc. I only need to replace them because 11 years ago I was alot heavier and I lost the weight. They are a bit big now.. They lasted and I can't stress enough how well built and comfortable the are. I'll be ordering another pair in the near future

Ready for new pair

Dec 08, 2019
I got these boots 11 years ago, they are still in excellent condition and I wear them very often for motorcycle , bike events, tons of walking , working, etc. I only need to replace them because 11 years ago I was alot heavier and I lost the weight. They are a bit big now.. They lasted and I can't stress enough how well built and comfortable the are. I'll be ordering another pair in the near future
Bates Footwear's reply

We love hearing this Craig! Thanks for sharing!

Fantastic Boots - by , Aug 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I have owned these boots for 4 years and I have nothing but great things to say about them. I polish them daily before I start work and the toes and heels still shine up like new. If you are looking for a new pair of boots, the search is over.

Fantastic Boots

Aug 01, 2019
I have owned these boots for 4 years and I have nothing but great things to say about them. I polish them daily before I start work and the toes and heels still shine up like new. If you are looking for a new pair of boots, the search is over.
Exceptional quality. - by , May 07, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Overall, I am very pleased with my experience; from ordering, the exceptionally fast fulfillment of my order, and the quality of the boots I received. This was my first experience with Bates, and I will be a return customer as well as recommend the company to friends. The leather is top quality and I can't begin to describe how good these feel on my feet This is my fourth pair of jump boots and, although I have only been wearing them for about a month, they have become my favorite. Critique: I would prefer that the heel was 1/2 inch taller and of "solid" rubber composite. Also, there should be more of an arch support.

Exceptional quality.

May 07, 2019
Overall, I am very pleased with my experience; from ordering, the exceptionally fast fulfillment of my order, and the quality of the boots I received. This was my first experience with Bates, and I will be a return customer as well as recommend the company to friends. The leather is top quality and I can't begin to describe how good these feel on my feet This is my fourth pair of jump boots and, although I have only been wearing them for about a month, they have become my favorite. Critique: I would prefer that the heel was 1/2 inch taller and of "solid" rubber composite. Also, there should be more of an arch support.
Outstanding Customer Service-Great Boots - by , Apr 30, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I had an issue with the quality of the first pair I received. Bates took care of this without me having to do anything but send them a photo of the defective boots proving they had been spoiled. They very promptly sent ma a new pair. As a military veteran, I have high standards for combat boots. These are well made, comfortable, and look great. I could not be any more impressed with my experience and I will be purchasing more from Bates very soon.

Outstanding Customer Service-Great Boots

Apr 30, 2019
I had an issue with the quality of the first pair I received. Bates took care of this without me having to do anything but send them a photo of the defective boots proving they had been spoiled. They very promptly sent ma a new pair. As a military veteran, I have high standards for combat boots. These are well made, comfortable, and look great. I could not be any more impressed with my experience and I will be purchasing more from Bates very soon.
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you!

Great boot, one year and still going - by , Feb 21, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
After several years of working on the rail road I decided I needed a better boot. I gave several other brands a try but they would fall apart after 6-9months. The rocks next to the tracks just tear up soles. I found this to be unacceptable. I remembered having a pair of Bates boots in the army that lasted forever, so I went to the local surplus store and test fitted a pair of these Bates side zip boots. I usually wear a 8.5-9w boot, had to get a 9.5w. Glad I found them locally to try on. Since i have to have a 90° sole it really limited my boot selection. I was worried about the durability of the zipper, but it is still going strong. I did notice the zipper sticks when you try putting on the boots. But only if you didn't lower the zipper all the way before taking them off the previous time. I think it took about 24hrs of use and several applications of polish to finally brake them in. The zipper flap took a bit longer to brake in. I got it wet one day and worked the leather over a table corner to finally get it to snap on while wearing it. I have had them for a year at this point, and expect to get several more months out of this pair before needing another. I hope since these are a goodyear welt I can have them resoled. I polish them about once a week and the leather has held up really well. Still can get a good shine on the toe. At this point the rocks have tore up the sole up to the point it won't pass company regs much longer. In all my work boots I've had to replace the insoles and this boot isn't any different. I recommend this boot to my coworkers, but they want a 6-8" boot. I think an 8" version may sell better amung rail roaders. Personally I hope to resole this pair and maybe buy a 2nd, so that they can air out between trips. The only thing I would change about these boots. I wish the heel was 1/4-1/2" thicker, so I can go longer before having to resole.

Great boot, one year and still going

Feb 21, 2019
After several years of working on the rail road I decided I needed a better boot. I gave several other brands a try but they would fall apart after 6-9months. The rocks next to the tracks just tear up soles. I found this to be unacceptable. I remembered having a pair of Bates boots in the army that lasted forever, so I went to the local surplus store and test fitted a pair of these Bates side zip boots. I usually wear a 8.5-9w boot, had to get a 9.5w. Glad I found them locally to try on. Since i have to have a 90° sole it really limited my boot selection. I was worried about the durability of the zipper, but it is still going strong. I did notice the zipper sticks when you try putting on the boots. But only if you didn't lower the zipper all the way before taking them off the previous time. I think it took about 24hrs of use and several applications of polish to finally brake them in. The zipper flap took a bit longer to brake in. I got it wet one day and worked the leather over a table corner to finally get it to snap on while wearing it. I have had them for a year at this point, and expect to get several more months out of this pair before needing another. I hope since these are a goodyear welt I can have them resoled. I polish them about once a week and the leather has held up really well. Still can get a good shine on the toe. At this point the rocks have tore up the sole up to the point it won't pass company regs much longer. In all my work boots I've had to replace the insoles and this boot isn't any different. I recommend this boot to my coworkers, but they want a 6-8" boot. I think an 8" version may sell better amung rail roaders. Personally I hope to resole this pair and maybe buy a 2nd, so that they can air out between trips. The only thing I would change about these boots. I wish the heel was 1/4-1/2" thicker, so I can go longer before having to resole.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

These are perfect! - by , Feb 18, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Sturdy, comfortable, and tough. These boots not only look great but they feel great. You can complete any mission with these Bates 11” paratroopers!

These are perfect!

Feb 18, 2019
Sturdy, comfortable, and tough. These boots not only look great but they feel great. You can complete any mission with these Bates 11” paratroopers!
VERY COMFORTABLE - by , Feb 16, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
BEST BOOTS I HAVE EVER HAD

VERY COMFORTABLE

Feb 16, 2019
BEST BOOTS I HAVE EVER HAD
Bates Footwear's reply

Awesome!

This boot is good but can be made better. - by , Feb 11, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I wear these boots about 90% of the time through out the work day and I have to say that I like them but I wish they made another pair that was 8 inches high instead of 11 inches. And with a steel toe other than that I have no complaints

This boot is good but can be made better.

Feb 11, 2019
I wear these boots about 90% of the time through out the work day and I have to say that I like them but I wish they made another pair that was 8 inches high instead of 11 inches. And with a steel toe other than that I have no complaints