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19% of reviewers recommend this product

Performance
Stiff and uncomfortable - by , Apr 10, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
I was very excited for these boots to arrive. I loved the look online. Once they arrived I threw a few coats of polish on and they shined up nice. I wore them for 3 straight days (2 of those days being double shifts spent entirely on my feet) and I couldn’t hate a pair of boots more. They were extremely stiff and uncomfortable to stand in. My heels were in a lot of pain because I felt absolutely no support. Thankfully I had my old under Armour boots still in my locker, and I changed up 3/4 through the 3rd day of work. I understand boots needing to “break in” but I can’t foresee these getting any better. $135 that will be wasted on boots that will sit in my closet. Highly suggest trying a different boot if you actually plan to work and be on your feet.

Stiff and uncomfortable

Apr 10, 2019
I was very excited for these boots to arrive. I loved the look online. Once they arrived I threw a few coats of polish on and they shined up nice. I wore them for 3 straight days (2 of those days being double shifts spent entirely on my feet) and I couldn’t hate a pair of boots more. They were extremely stiff and uncomfortable to stand in. My heels were in a lot of pain because I felt absolutely no support. Thankfully I had my old under Armour boots still in my locker, and I changed up 3/4 through the 3rd day of work. I understand boots needing to “break in” but I can’t foresee these getting any better. $135 that will be wasted on boots that will sit in my closet. Highly suggest trying a different boot if you actually plan to work and be on your feet.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 if we can help. We are always happy to do so.

Great for Work - by , Mar 25, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These boots are comfortable for all day wear on concrete floors. They don’t require a break in period.

Great for Work

Mar 25, 2019
These boots are comfortable for all day wear on concrete floors. They don’t require a break in period.
Bates Footwear's reply

Stay comfy! Thank you!

Amazing Boots!!!!! - by , Mar 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is the 5th pair of the these boots I've owned in the past 10 years. I cant say more about these. Extremely comfortable and well made. I do like that you changed the zipper on the newest pair I bought. I would say its it was the only week point on the boots. Now that that's been resolved, I'd say they're perfect. Dont stop making them or I'd be lost.

Amazing Boots!!!!!

Mar 01, 2019
This is the 5th pair of the these boots I've owned in the past 10 years. I cant say more about these. Extremely comfortable and well made. I do like that you changed the zipper on the newest pair I bought. I would say its it was the only week point on the boots. Now that that's been resolved, I'd say they're perfect. Dont stop making them or I'd be lost.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback Phil!

Good looking Boot comfort could be better - by , Jun 10, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
This is a very good looking boot especially after a nice polish. I’m a deputy sheriff and I’m on feet a lot. The comfort isn’t the best and the break in period is long. I had the Bates Tactical Sport that I wore for almost 8 years. They were great and lasted, very comfortable and that is why I bought another pair of bates. I still would recommend these, just make sure you wear the proper boot socks. That will help and also get you some Dr Scholls inserts. The inserts it comes with are skinny and do nothing for comfort. Very durable

Good looking Boot comfort could be better

Jun 10, 2018
This is a very good looking boot especially after a nice polish. I’m a deputy sheriff and I’m on feet a lot. The comfort isn’t the best and the break in period is long. I had the Bates Tactical Sport that I wore for almost 8 years. They were great and lasted, very comfortable and that is why I bought another pair of bates. I still would recommend these, just make sure you wear the proper boot socks. That will help and also get you some Dr Scholls inserts. The inserts it comes with are skinny and do nothing for comfort. Very durable
This product wears very well right out of the box - by , Jun 04, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have wore Bates durashocks for over 12 years and always found them to be very comfortable supportive and wear well also true to size...the quality of the Bates durashocks are excellent

This product wears very well right out of the box

Jun 04, 2018
I have wore Bates durashocks for over 12 years and always found them to be very comfortable supportive and wear well also true to size...the quality of the Bates durashocks are excellent
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the high quality review!

New boots - by , May 23, 2018
3/ 5 Stars
I have been using these boots for numerous years now and have, for the most part, been pretty happy with them. I just replaced my old, worn out looking boots and was disappointed to see that Bates now uses a cheap plastic welt. My older, same model boots, that are about 4 years old, did not have the plastic welt, the welt was leather and showed quality workmanship. I hope that is all that was changed.

New boots

May 23, 2018
I have been using these boots for numerous years now and have, for the most part, been pretty happy with them. I just replaced my old, worn out looking boots and was disappointed to see that Bates now uses a cheap plastic welt. My older, same model boots, that are about 4 years old, did not have the plastic welt, the welt was leather and showed quality workmanship. I hope that is all that was changed.
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate your feedback and if we can help please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

Highly recommended! - by , May 03, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I love these boots. As a reserve deputy sheriff and a hospital security guard these boots have held up great and shine up real nice as well

Highly recommended!

May 03, 2018
I love these boots. As a reserve deputy sheriff and a hospital security guard these boots have held up great and shine up real nice as well
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the great feedback.

Best boot I've worn on duty - by , Apr 30, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I've been through a few pair of boots. I recently went to Danners and immediately regretted getting these again. I plan to order some soon. These were comfortable and lasted through some rough times. They also took a good shine and looked good!

Best boot I've worn on duty

Apr 30, 2018
I've been through a few pair of boots. I recently went to Danners and immediately regretted getting these again. I plan to order some soon. These were comfortable and lasted through some rough times. They also took a good shine and looked good!
Thank you for my boots - by , Apr 18, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
This is my second pair of Bates boots. At first sight, these boots are tough! They are extremely durable and made from good quality materials. If you are looking for a true work boot that you don't mind putting on in the morning, these are your choice!!

Thank you for my boots

Apr 18, 2018
This is my second pair of Bates boots. At first sight, these boots are tough! They are extremely durable and made from good quality materials. If you are looking for a true work boot that you don't mind putting on in the morning, these are your choice!!
Bates pulled through once again! - by , Apr 15, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I had already purchased the waterproof lace-up model, and was completely blown away with the fit, finish, construction and comfort. I liked them so much, I had to purchase the side zip as well. So, I placed the order, and within days, they arrived. There was something amiss with the right boot, it seemed "small" compared to the left, more narrow, like a "regular" instead of "extra wide". Understanding "things happen", I called customer service, and followed their directions for submitting a claim. After receiving the RMA, I was informed that before shipment, the replacement boots were to be hand inspected for quality assurance. I received the replacements within a couple days. Once received, I tried them on, and they were absolutely perfect, couldn't ask for better!! Stellar customer service performance!! I've already suggested Bates footwear to my company as "recommended footwear" for our uniform requirements... outstanding performance!

Bates pulled through once again!

Apr 15, 2018
I had already purchased the waterproof lace-up model, and was completely blown away with the fit, finish, construction and comfort. I liked them so much, I had to purchase the side zip as well. So, I placed the order, and within days, they arrived. There was something amiss with the right boot, it seemed "small" compared to the left, more narrow, like a "regular" instead of "extra wide". Understanding "things happen", I called customer service, and followed their directions for submitting a claim. After receiving the RMA, I was informed that before shipment, the replacement boots were to be hand inspected for quality assurance. I received the replacements within a couple days. Once received, I tried them on, and they were absolutely perfect, couldn't ask for better!! Stellar customer service performance!! I've already suggested Bates footwear to my company as "recommended footwear" for our uniform requirements... outstanding performance!