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about to buy my 3ed pair - by , Sep 02, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
these are by far the best boots i have ever had, light enough to sprint in but durable enough to take a real punishment, i have walked miles with out a single sore and i cant tell you how many times i've dropped heavy objects, like a refrigerator on my toe with out damage to my toe or the boot, the only thing that could be better is the thickness of the leather

about to buy my 3ed pair

Sep 02, 2013
these are by far the best boots i have ever had, light enough to sprint in but durable enough to take a real punishment, i have walked miles with out a single sore and i cant tell you how many times i've dropped heavy objects, like a refrigerator on my toe with out damage to my toe or the boot, the only thing that could be better is the thickness of the leather
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for putting these to the test and having them on your feet while working! We appreciate your excellent review and input on how to make these boots even better.

Great Boot! - by , Aug 25, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
This was my first Bates pair of boots. I have a hard foot to fit,(EEE) and these fit PERFECT right out of the box. After about 2 weeks of wearing they feel as good as my favorite running shoe. Very high quality and workmanship. If you're reaady to get serious in a boot, look no further!

Great Boot!

Aug 25, 2013
This was my first Bates pair of boots. I have a hard foot to fit,(EEE) and these fit PERFECT right out of the box. After about 2 weeks of wearing they feel as good as my favorite running shoe. Very high quality and workmanship. If you're reaady to get serious in a boot, look no further!
Bates Footwear's reply

We are so thrilled this boot fits your hard to fit feet very well! That is great you noticed the excellent craftsmanship of this boot. Make sure to keep us updates on how it does and what you put it through. Thank you for your great review on your first pair of Bates boots!

- by , Aug 01, 2013
3/ 5 Stars
i am a paramedic and i used to have this pair of boots and they lasted me almost four years. I loved them. they were so comfortable and durable. as those became worn out, I bought the same exact pair. my second pair only lasted me four months. the bottom sole of both shoes came completely off. I was on shift at the time and had to wrap duck tape around my shoes. I tried super glue which usually held it till I could get home. I just don't understand what happened.. my first pair was amazing and my second pair were such a disappointment. I recently just bought a different brand of boots and will be trying those out on my next shift.

Aug 01, 2013
i am a paramedic and i used to have this pair of boots and they lasted me almost four years. I loved them. they were so comfortable and durable. as those became worn out, I bought the same exact pair. my second pair only lasted me four months. the bottom sole of both shoes came completely off. I was on shift at the time and had to wrap duck tape around my shoes. I tried super glue which usually held it till I could get home. I just don't understand what happened.. my first pair was amazing and my second pair were such a disappointment. I recently just bought a different brand of boots and will be trying those out on my next shift.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are so sorry to hear about this. Thank you for letting us know. We will be in touch with you soon because these should last longer than four months.

Great boot - by , Feb 18, 2013
4/ 5 Stars
These have been the only boot I have bought for the last 15 years. I bought my first pair when I got out of the Army and have worn them Daily since with the exception of 1 pair of Carhart boots. These boots have held up to every task I could put them through from working in my garage and yard to working in a factory setting. The only problems I have encountered are the occasional back coming loose and the soles being slippery in an oily environment, and the soles will come apart in oil (I had 3 pair that the soles seperated from each other not the boot). All in all, these have been the greatest and most comfortable boot I have ever owned. I stand on concrete floors for 12 hours a day and wear them on my days off, they offer great support for my ankles and their light weight enough to wear as an everyday shoe. Thank you Bates for such an outstanding product. I got a pair of 8" GX8 goretex safety toes today by mistake, so I am going to see if the hold up any better to the oil I work in.(hopeful)

Great boot

Feb 18, 2013
These have been the only boot I have bought for the last 15 years. I bought my first pair when I got out of the Army and have worn them Daily since with the exception of 1 pair of Carhart boots. These boots have held up to every task I could put them through from working in my garage and yard to working in a factory setting. The only problems I have encountered are the occasional back coming loose and the soles being slippery in an oily environment, and the soles will come apart in oil (I had 3 pair that the soles seperated from each other not the boot). All in all, these have been the greatest and most comfortable boot I have ever owned. I stand on concrete floors for 12 hours a day and wear them on my days off, they offer great support for my ankles and their light weight enough to wear as an everyday shoe. Thank you Bates for such an outstanding product. I got a pair of 8" GX8 goretex safety toes today by mistake, so I am going to see if the hold up any better to the oil I work in.(hopeful)
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the great review of this style and for being a loyal customer over the last 15 years. We are glad this pair has worked so well for all the jobs and tasks you have put them through. We appreciate your feedback.

waterproof - by , Nov 06, 2012
4/ 5 Stars
Hi Bates´ Team. I work as a Flight Safety Agent in an intl airport in South America.. And the safety shoes the company give me are 6month old and already giving the breath away..... My question is, Are THESE boots waterproof leather (rain is shower over here), and are they "Hot Weather Proof" also ? Very kindly Yann

waterproof

Nov 06, 2012
Hi Bates´ Team. I work as a Flight Safety Agent in an intl airport in South America.. And the safety shoes the company give me are 6month old and already giving the breath away..... My question is, Are THESE boots waterproof leather (rain is shower over here), and are they "Hot Weather Proof" also ? Very kindly Yann
Bates Footwear's reply

This style is not a waterproof model. It does not have a waterproof membrane inside the boot keeping your foot dry. However, this makes is a much more breathable and comfortable style for hot weather.

Mechanic's review - by , Oct 07, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
This is my second pair of these very comfortable boots and will probably continue to use them. I am on my feet all day as you can imagine being a mechanic and normally abuse my boots pretty well. My first pair lasted me almost 2 years which is almost unheard of for an someone of my profession. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable , not to mention they have saved my feet / toes from some pretty dangerous situations (dropping brake rotors and heavy metal on them) which only put but a scratch on the composite toe. I would highly recommend these to any mechanic or similar field which requires comfort,safety and reliability.

Mechanic's review

Oct 07, 2012
This is my second pair of these very comfortable boots and will probably continue to use them. I am on my feet all day as you can imagine being a mechanic and normally abuse my boots pretty well. My first pair lasted me almost 2 years which is almost unheard of for an someone of my profession. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable , not to mention they have saved my feet / toes from some pretty dangerous situations (dropping brake rotors and heavy metal on them) which only put but a scratch on the composite toe. I would highly recommend these to any mechanic or similar field which requires comfort,safety and reliability.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you very much for the great review of this boot. We are happy to hear the life you got out of the first pair and hope the second pair will last just as long.

Very Satisfied Customer - by , Sep 04, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
My son began college a few weeks ago studying marine engineering technology at a maritime academy. His training required him to have safety boots with protective toe. Although the school recommended and provided a particular model of Bates safety work boots, they insisted the recommended boot was not available in my son's large and wide size. After a frustrating search for a local supplier to see if there were any comparable products available, I wound up calling the Bates Footware company directly. The customer service provided was outstanding. Not only did the representative immediately grasp the issue, he was able to determine the recommended boot was available in my son's foot size, not common, but available. He then was able to locate and determine that the needed boot was in stock and he arranged for rapid shipment as my son was about to leave home within days. The boots arrived as promised. They fit perfectly. My son was thrilled to have them. First reports back from using them on his training ship is that they are extremely comfortable and he feels sure-footed wearing them. Not only has Bates Footware gained a satisfied new customer, but certain to be a repeat custormer for future foot ware needs. Thank you.

Very Satisfied Customer

Sep 04, 2012
My son began college a few weeks ago studying marine engineering technology at a maritime academy. His training required him to have safety boots with protective toe. Although the school recommended and provided a particular model of Bates safety work boots, they insisted the recommended boot was not available in my son's large and wide size. After a frustrating search for a local supplier to see if there were any comparable products available, I wound up calling the Bates Footware company directly. The customer service provided was outstanding. Not only did the representative immediately grasp the issue, he was able to determine the recommended boot was available in my son's foot size, not common, but available. He then was able to locate and determine that the needed boot was in stock and he arranged for rapid shipment as my son was about to leave home within days. The boots arrived as promised. They fit perfectly. My son was thrilled to have them. First reports back from using them on his training ship is that they are extremely comfortable and he feels sure-footed wearing them. Not only has Bates Footware gained a satisfied new customer, but certain to be a repeat custormer for future foot ware needs. Thank you.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for this great review of this style. We are glad we could help and it is wonderful to hear they arrived on-time and are working great!

best boots ever - by , Aug 08, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing Bates boots since 2008. I have worn many brands and styles but nothing ever came close to the comfort of Bates. They are so lightweight and fit perfectly. The side zipper is so convenient and allows you to find the perfect fit with your laces and not have to lace them again. Also saves on wear on your laces cause they are not constantly tightened. The soles are the longest lasting I have ever found. I have recommended these boots to many Co workers and friends. They have all been pleased and continue to buy only Bates. The composite toe is also very comfortable and seems like its not even there.

best boots ever

Aug 08, 2012
I have been wearing Bates boots since 2008. I have worn many brands and styles but nothing ever came close to the comfort of Bates. They are so lightweight and fit perfectly. The side zipper is so convenient and allows you to find the perfect fit with your laces and not have to lace them again. Also saves on wear on your laces cause they are not constantly tightened. The soles are the longest lasting I have ever found. I have recommended these boots to many Co workers and friends. They have all been pleased and continue to buy only Bates. The composite toe is also very comfortable and seems like its not even there.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for this awesome review. We are so happy to have all of your support, as well as your helpful recommendations! Thanks so much!!!

Bomb Proof - by , Aug 01, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I've been wearing Bates boots since 2001 (Security Profession) There are no better boots for comfort or durability. They wear like iron thank you Bates!

Bomb Proof

Aug 01, 2012
I've been wearing Bates boots since 2001 (Security Profession) There are no better boots for comfort or durability. They wear like iron thank you Bates!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your many years of support for our brand! We really appreciate this knowledgeable review.

Top Notch Customer Service!!! - by , Jul 31, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I had worn my boots about 6 months when the heel ripped on one boot. I contacted customer service by email with pictures included. I didn't keep the receipt and couldn't remember the website that I purchased them from. Still they responded the next day by issuing to me a Return Authorization Number. A week later I received a brand new pair of boots. I am totally impressed with the way I was treated by Bates Footwear! By the way, I love the boots, too. Great fit, light weight and comfortable.

Top Notch Customer Service!!!

Jul 31, 2012
I had worn my boots about 6 months when the heel ripped on one boot. I contacted customer service by email with pictures included. I didn't keep the receipt and couldn't remember the website that I purchased them from. Still they responded the next day by issuing to me a Return Authorization Number. A week later I received a brand new pair of boots. I am totally impressed with the way I was treated by Bates Footwear! By the way, I love the boots, too. Great fit, light weight and comfortable.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are so happy that we could assist with your Bates boots. Keeping a smile on your face is job number one!!!!.