Customer Reviews (117)
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19% of reviewers recommend this product

Performance
Solid, even when used and abused. - by , Aug 05, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing one pair of these boots in industrial environments (and everywhere else) daily for about five years. Fleet Mechanic duties for three years, walking 6-10 miles daily in an equipment yard for almost two years. They have been exposed to drops, bangs, abrasions, dirt, mud, grease, fuel, and every other boot destroying thing, yet still, they keep going! After a moderate break in period and a good pair of insoles, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned! I have even taken to repairing the stitching when needed and tightening the zippers here and there because they are so comfortable I don't want to give them up! The soles are still intact, and the leather has yet to tear. Basic care and occasional minor repairs keep them going! Definite quality!

Solid, even when used and abused.

Aug 05, 2020
I have been wearing one pair of these boots in industrial environments (and everywhere else) daily for about five years. Fleet Mechanic duties for three years, walking 6-10 miles daily in an equipment yard for almost two years. They have been exposed to drops, bangs, abrasions, dirt, mud, grease, fuel, and every other boot destroying thing, yet still, they keep going! After a moderate break in period and a good pair of insoles, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned! I have even taken to repairing the stitching when needed and tightening the zippers here and there because they are so comfortable I don't want to give them up! The soles are still intact, and the leather has yet to tear. Basic care and occasional minor repairs keep them going! Definite quality!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the excellent review, Doug!

Not as good as other Bates Boots - by , Jun 17, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
Usually I get a year out of these kind of boots, but it’s only June and these were bought for me by my wife in January. Not sure why there are such drastic quality issues between Bates boots, but these are definitely not worth $125 for 6 months.

Not as good as other Bates Boots

Jun 17, 2020
Usually I get a year out of these kind of boots, but it’s only June and these were bought for me by my wife in January. Not sure why there are such drastic quality issues between Bates boots, but these are definitely not worth $125 for 6 months.
Bates Footwear's reply

Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? Give them a ring at 866-699-7374, they are happy to help!

Perfect - by , Jun 10, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
My last name was Bates so they were good to start. I started to look for these boots because I loved the tv show the punisher and these were close to what he wore so I decided to pick them up. I also needed a better winter shoe. I now have owned these boots for a year and I love them they are very comfortable, look great and are just overall great boots. They were worth every penny and I will for sure buy from them again. These became my favorite shoe and I can't wait until next winter to wear them again. There shipping was quick and well packaged. Great and thanks again.

Perfect

Jun 10, 2020
My last name was Bates so they were good to start. I started to look for these boots because I loved the tv show the punisher and these were close to what he wore so I decided to pick them up. I also needed a better winter shoe. I now have owned these boots for a year and I love them they are very comfortable, look great and are just overall great boots. They were worth every penny and I will for sure buy from them again. These became my favorite shoe and I can't wait until next winter to wear them again. There shipping was quick and well packaged. Great and thanks again.
Bates Footwear's reply

That's wonderful! Thank you for choosing Bates!

Feels good, but wears out fast - by , May 28, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
I spent over 20 years wearing typical workboots, Timberland, etc. It was killing my back and my feet. I got a pair of these tactical boots and it was such a relief. They're far more comfortable to walk in, much lighter as well. My only complaint would be how easily they seem to get worn. Just from walking through the forest during the winter, they have become so scuffed and scratched up and it's disappointing. I'm not sure what the difference is with the material, I assumed it was leather like my previous boots, but those didn't look this bad even after four or five years of the exact same sort of hiking through snowy forests.

Feels good, but wears out fast

May 28, 2020
I spent over 20 years wearing typical workboots, Timberland, etc. It was killing my back and my feet. I got a pair of these tactical boots and it was such a relief. They're far more comfortable to walk in, much lighter as well. My only complaint would be how easily they seem to get worn. Just from walking through the forest during the winter, they have become so scuffed and scratched up and it's disappointing. I'm not sure what the difference is with the material, I assumed it was leather like my previous boots, but those didn't look this bad even after four or five years of the exact same sort of hiking through snowy forests.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are sorry you are experiencing problems with your Bates footwear. Please give our customer service team a call at 1 (866) 699-7374.

prefer winter version for padding and wider fit. - by , May 19, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
needs to be wider around the front of the foot. Also has little padding around heal of the boot. Not a good boot for uphill walking. Prefer the winter waterproof version for its wider and more padded fit.

prefer winter version for padding and wider fit.

May 19, 2020
needs to be wider around the front of the foot. Also has little padding around heal of the boot. Not a good boot for uphill walking. Prefer the winter waterproof version for its wider and more padded fit.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your feedback!

Great boot - by , Jan 18, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I went through three different brands of boots within a year. Could not find a pair that stayed comfortable for a 12 hour shift. My dad told me to try Bates. I’ll never buy another brand again. Light-weight and very comfortable all day.

Great boot

Jan 18, 2020
I went through three different brands of boots within a year. Could not find a pair that stayed comfortable for a 12 hour shift. My dad told me to try Bates. I’ll never buy another brand again. Light-weight and very comfortable all day.
Bates Footwear's reply

We love it! Thanks for your great feedback!

Love them, just a bit big - by , Nov 15, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I had these same style of Bates boots without the safety toe. I love them, I wore them for years, til they were just plain worn out. I ordered the same size this time, but with the safety toe, and they are easily a half size bigger then the others. Not a huge deal, but definitely would have been good to know when I was ordering.

Love them, just a bit big

Nov 15, 2019
I had these same style of Bates boots without the safety toe. I love them, I wore them for years, til they were just plain worn out. I ordered the same size this time, but with the safety toe, and they are easily a half size bigger then the others. Not a huge deal, but definitely would have been good to know when I was ordering.
Good product - by , Nov 08, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
i love these boots, comfortable after break in, light weight those are the great parts. Here is the bad, for me they seem to wear out very quickly within 2 key places: the soul separates from base of boot mainly at toes, and the vent material tears from leather near laces. first month the boots are still breaking in, between 2nd month and 6th month boots are awesome. after the 6 month is when you start seeing the boots coming apart. i typically have to replace them twice a year. That being said I've owned about 10 pair now.

Good product

Nov 08, 2019
i love these boots, comfortable after break in, light weight those are the great parts. Here is the bad, for me they seem to wear out very quickly within 2 key places: the soul separates from base of boot mainly at toes, and the vent material tears from leather near laces. first month the boots are still breaking in, between 2nd month and 6th month boots are awesome. after the 6 month is when you start seeing the boots coming apart. i typically have to replace them twice a year. That being said I've owned about 10 pair now.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your feedback. Give the team a ring at 866.699.7374, we are here to help!

Side zipper, and composite toed - by , Sep 04, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Comfortable, composite toed so lighter and really does not feel like I’m wearing “steel toed” boots. The side zip makes it easy to remove and put on.

Side zipper, and composite toed

Sep 04, 2019
Comfortable, composite toed so lighter and really does not feel like I’m wearing “steel toed” boots. The side zip makes it easy to remove and put on.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Comfortable and durable - by , Aug 23, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I’ve had these boots for 2 years now and they are still going strong. They are extremely comfortable and I can wear them all day and I even have a foot injury and they are perfect for support. Thank you for all y’all do at Bates! These are amazing boots.

Comfortable and durable

Aug 23, 2019
I’ve had these boots for 2 years now and they are still going strong. They are extremely comfortable and I can wear them all day and I even have a foot injury and they are perfect for support. Thank you for all y’all do at Bates! These are amazing boots.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your awesome feedback!