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20% of reviewers recommend this product

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Very durable, comfortable boot - by , Sep 25, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have been buying this work boot for the past years for my husband because of the durability, quality and value. These are the best boots I have found that stand up to the wear and tear at work but still can be polished as required from his employer. The tread works well in inclement weather and he loves the side zipper for easy on and off. Even when it's time to replace them, he keeps the old pair for working around the house. I am not allowed to buy any other work boot!

Very durable, comfortable boot

Sep 25, 2018
I have been buying this work boot for the past years for my husband because of the durability, quality and value. These are the best boots I have found that stand up to the wear and tear at work but still can be polished as required from his employer. The tread works well in inclement weather and he loves the side zipper for easy on and off. Even when it's time to replace them, he keeps the old pair for working around the house. I am not allowed to buy any other work boot!
Good work boot - by , Aug 01, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Good boot for dry working conditions, took a little longer to break in than past boots that I have purchased, this is the 11th pair in a row that I have bought. The laces are dramatically shorter, I like to wrap them around my ankle then tie them, these are too short. The heel seems to be wearing awfully fast at the very rear end of the sole. other than that the boot feels more like slipper than a boot, nice and light, they breath well and are very comfortable once broken in, all in all a good boot for the buck

Good work boot

Aug 01, 2018
Good boot for dry working conditions, took a little longer to break in than past boots that I have purchased, this is the 11th pair in a row that I have bought. The laces are dramatically shorter, I like to wrap them around my ankle then tie them, these are too short. The heel seems to be wearing awfully fast at the very rear end of the sole. other than that the boot feels more like slipper than a boot, nice and light, they breath well and are very comfortable once broken in, all in all a good boot for the buck
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the great feedback!

Great boot both which has both durability and comfort - by , Jun 02, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing this boot for several years in both Law Enforcement and Public Safety. Three years ago I switched from the steel toe to the composite toe. Same great protection but lighter. I switched the insole to a orthotic type and this is a very comfortable boot. I walk 5 to 8 miles a day 5 days a week. I replace the boots on an annual basis then using the older pair for another year as my outdoor work boot on the farm. Very good boot that I highly recommend.

Great boot both which has both durability and comfort

Jun 02, 2018
I have been wearing this boot for several years in both Law Enforcement and Public Safety. Three years ago I switched from the steel toe to the composite toe. Same great protection but lighter. I switched the insole to a orthotic type and this is a very comfortable boot. I walk 5 to 8 miles a day 5 days a week. I replace the boots on an annual basis then using the older pair for another year as my outdoor work boot on the farm. Very good boot that I highly recommend.
A Keeper! - by , May 31, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I goofed on my order; got the wrong side zip. But I liked how they fit so well I had to keep them. Also like the composite toe; great for the job where one need a bit of "extra" safety.

A Keeper!

May 31, 2018
I goofed on my order; got the wrong side zip. But I liked how they fit so well I had to keep them. Also like the composite toe; great for the job where one need a bit of "extra" safety.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the feedback!

Love it - by , May 30, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Excellent footwear.

Love it

May 30, 2018
Excellent footwear.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the feedback!

Amazing boot but poor zipper! - by , May 11, 2018
2/ 5 Stars
Worn Bates for 20 years now ever since I joined the Marine Corps back in 1998 and have loved each and every pair. Until I purchased the 8” steel toe with side zipper I’ve had them few days now and the zipper has already started to fail!! PLEASE HELP ME BATES!!

Amazing boot but poor zipper!

May 11, 2018
Worn Bates for 20 years now ever since I joined the Marine Corps back in 1998 and have loved each and every pair. Until I purchased the 8” steel toe with side zipper I’ve had them few days now and the zipper has already started to fail!! PLEASE HELP ME BATES!!
Bates Footwear's reply

We would be happy to assist. We've sent an email or give us a call at 866.699.7374. It is very helpful to use Paraffin wax, Gulf Wax, or soap on your zippers for the first few times you zip and unzip them. It is also helpful to hold them closed while zipping up and down when wearing the first few times. This will loosen the zippers and the seam stitching. The zippers are made of nylon to allow for metal detectors. The extra strain on the zippers if you do not hold closed will cause the stitching to pull away from the boots. The nylon zippers are stiff at first but once they are zipped up and down a few times they should be good to go. Thank you for reaching out.

Holds up to demanding conditions - by , May 02, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
This pair of boots will serve me well as the others did before them. It feels great to run and jump in a good pair of boots.

Holds up to demanding conditions

May 02, 2018
This pair of boots will serve me well as the others did before them. It feels great to run and jump in a good pair of boots.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the great feedback.

Great choice. - by , Apr 27, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have had a pair for a while now and they have served me well. Lightweight, very comfortable and practical. Took very little time to break in. I reccomend them. And for any Marvel’s Daredevil fans, these are the same exact boots Matt Murdock uses when wearing his black mask outfit in the Netflix tv show.

Great choice.

Apr 27, 2018
I have had a pair for a while now and they have served me well. Lightweight, very comfortable and practical. Took very little time to break in. I reccomend them. And for any Marvel’s Daredevil fans, these are the same exact boots Matt Murdock uses when wearing his black mask outfit in the Netflix tv show.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the awesome 5 stars!

3 good pair, last one not so good. Trying again - by , Apr 13, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Have worn the Bates 8" side zip w/ composite safety toe for about ten years. Wear them nearly every day (I know I should have two pair and rotate wearing, but it takes up room in the travel bag). Always outstanding service, they last about 3-4 years on the average...until this last pair. This pair is less than a year old, the soles separated from the boot, side and rear seams came apart. Going to order another pair and try again, hoping this one was a fluke.

3 good pair, last one not so good. Trying again

Apr 13, 2018
Have worn the Bates 8" side zip w/ composite safety toe for about ten years. Wear them nearly every day (I know I should have two pair and rotate wearing, but it takes up room in the travel bag). Always outstanding service, they last about 3-4 years on the average...until this last pair. This pair is less than a year old, the soles separated from the boot, side and rear seams came apart. Going to order another pair and try again, hoping this one was a fluke.
Bates Footwear's reply

We're sorry to hear about your experience with these boots. We've reached out to you at the email address you provided. For on the spot service, give the the team a call at 866.699.7374, we are here to help!

2nd pair - by , Apr 03, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
absolutely love these! my first pair lasted 3 years only getting new ones cause my current ones keep giving me athletes foot because i literally wear them 16 hours a day the insides got pretty funky not the boots fault i just wear them to much. Only downside to these is the break-in is kinda rough but if you wear boots all the time it shouldn't be a problem.

2nd pair

Apr 03, 2018
absolutely love these! my first pair lasted 3 years only getting new ones cause my current ones keep giving me athletes foot because i literally wear them 16 hours a day the insides got pretty funky not the boots fault i just wear them to much. Only downside to these is the break-in is kinda rough but if you wear boots all the time it shouldn't be a problem.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for sharing your feedback!