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20% of reviewers recommend this product

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Great product - by , Jun 28, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
Everything I wanted in my first pair of boots

Great product

Jun 28, 2016
Everything I wanted in my first pair of boots
Bates Footwear's reply

We are happy to know that you chose Bates for your first pair! Thank you!

Comfy boots - by , Jun 27, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
The boots are comfy. I just broke them in. The rubber around the toes are starting to peel already. They get a lot of wear through out my work day. I work 12 hours a day in a stone manufacturing plant so I could understand why they're getting worn so quickly.

Comfy boots

Jun 27, 2016
The boots are comfy. I just broke them in. The rubber around the toes are starting to peel already. They get a lot of wear through out my work day. I work 12 hours a day in a stone manufacturing plant so I could understand why they're getting worn so quickly.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the great feedback on this hard working boot!

great work boots - by , Jun 03, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
They are very supportive, light and very comfortable insole.

great work boots

Jun 03, 2016
They are very supportive, light and very comfortable insole.
Durable outside, lacking inside - by , Apr 25, 2016
3/ 5 Stars
I am a Certified Welding Inspector and work on concrete and irregular surfaces all day long. The soles on these boots have been incredible and have worn evenly unlike some other name brand boots that I have owned in the past. They are lightweight and breathe well in the summer. I have owned a few pairs of Bates boots in the past and have been very happy with them. Each of them lasted for 2-3 years. This particular pair of Bates boots was purchased 19 months ago in the fall, but only worn for a total of about seven months. I live in a cold climate and wear insulated boots during the long winter months. Over the past month of wearing these boots again, the inside lining has worn out around the heels and the hard leather and sewn joints are now doing a number on my heels. Other issues: The cushioned insole did not seem to last very long at all and the tongue cannot be held in place with the upper laces, so it continually shifts to one side. I was quite pleased with the boots until now. I guess I expected to get a lot more wear out of them before buying another pair. Haven't decided if I will give Bates another try or shop elsewhere.

Durable outside, lacking inside

Apr 25, 2016
I am a Certified Welding Inspector and work on concrete and irregular surfaces all day long. The soles on these boots have been incredible and have worn evenly unlike some other name brand boots that I have owned in the past. They are lightweight and breathe well in the summer. I have owned a few pairs of Bates boots in the past and have been very happy with them. Each of them lasted for 2-3 years. This particular pair of Bates boots was purchased 19 months ago in the fall, but only worn for a total of about seven months. I live in a cold climate and wear insulated boots during the long winter months. Over the past month of wearing these boots again, the inside lining has worn out around the heels and the hard leather and sewn joints are now doing a number on my heels. Other issues: The cushioned insole did not seem to last very long at all and the tongue cannot be held in place with the upper laces, so it continually shifts to one side. I was quite pleased with the boots until now. I guess I expected to get a lot more wear out of them before buying another pair. Haven't decided if I will give Bates another try or shop elsewhere.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can address any issues. Thank you!

Good boot, poor tread/sole - by , Apr 21, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
I work in an industrial environment where steel-toed shoes are required. I always had Bates boots when I was in the Navy, and never had an issue with them. I switched from a straight leather boot to these because of the side zipper and light weight. Overall it is a great boot, I wear them every day, at work and at home, so they get a lot of use. The tread wears quickly, which would be my sole (no pun intended) complaint, and does not have good grip on the winter. Also, the support around the heel tends to bend and wear oddly when I only use the zipper and do not untie the boots, it is difficult to slip them on and off without having them untied, or at least loosened.

Good boot, poor tread/sole

Apr 21, 2016
I work in an industrial environment where steel-toed shoes are required. I always had Bates boots when I was in the Navy, and never had an issue with them. I switched from a straight leather boot to these because of the side zipper and light weight. Overall it is a great boot, I wear them every day, at work and at home, so they get a lot of use. The tread wears quickly, which would be my sole (no pun intended) complaint, and does not have good grip on the winter. Also, the support around the heel tends to bend and wear oddly when I only use the zipper and do not untie the boots, it is difficult to slip them on and off without having them untied, or at least loosened.
add a half size. - by , Mar 19, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
It has been a while since I bought from Bates and I forgot to and now I sent them in to echange. Other than the sizes running small an excellent boot for comfort and longevity. I still wear a pair from over 10 years ago. Great boot.

add a half size.

Mar 19, 2016
It has been a while since I bought from Bates and I forgot to and now I sent them in to echange. Other than the sizes running small an excellent boot for comfort and longevity. I still wear a pair from over 10 years ago. Great boot.
Impressed - by , Mar 17, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
I was hesitant to get new boots after the last company I bought from got bought out and the ones I had where so good. I finally decided to give Bates and try and am happy with the result. Took a few days to break them in of course but now they feel good on the feet. I am on concrete all day and they almost stand up to the comfort level of my last pair.

Impressed

Mar 17, 2016
I was hesitant to get new boots after the last company I bought from got bought out and the ones I had where so good. I finally decided to give Bates and try and am happy with the result. Took a few days to break them in of course but now they feel good on the feet. I am on concrete all day and they almost stand up to the comfort level of my last pair.
The composite toe and comfort - by , Mar 06, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
These are really nice for EMS use. Pulling a loaded stretcher to and from the ambulance can mean smacking toes and jumping in and out of the ambulance can get tireing really quick. These boots help with comfort and safety.

The composite toe and comfort

Mar 06, 2016
These are really nice for EMS use. Pulling a loaded stretcher to and from the ambulance can mean smacking toes and jumping in and out of the ambulance can get tireing really quick. These boots help with comfort and safety.
Bates Footwear's reply

Enjoy that energy-returning comfort and support!

good fit and look - by , Feb 16, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
After a week of daily wear, found boots to be sized true, good fit and feel and much lighter than I expected. Good all day work boot. Will be getting second pair soon so always have a pair drying out. Knew they were not water proof so no complaints from me as wet feet on my job are not uncommon. Now, if heel last as long as I think uppers and rest of sole will, boot will be about perfect, but don't see that happening.

good fit and look

Feb 16, 2016
After a week of daily wear, found boots to be sized true, good fit and feel and much lighter than I expected. Good all day work boot. Will be getting second pair soon so always have a pair drying out. Knew they were not water proof so no complaints from me as wet feet on my job are not uncommon. Now, if heel last as long as I think uppers and rest of sole will, boot will be about perfect, but don't see that happening.
Comfortable and high quality - by , Dec 29, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
First time owning a pair of Bates boots and I was very surprised at the high level of quality and comfort of these boots. I will be definitely purchasing another pair in the near future.

Comfortable and high quality

Dec 29, 2015
First time owning a pair of Bates boots and I was very surprised at the high level of quality and comfort of these boots. I will be definitely purchasing another pair in the near future.
Bates Footwear's reply

Day in and day out, we strive to bring you the very best in high quality footwear! Thank you.