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20% of reviewers recommend this product

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Crap-Waste of money - by , Sep 05, 2011
1/ 5 Stars
I drive a tow truck with many guys that run bates and everyone of them suck and just fall a part after 2 month for reason other than poor quality.. I use buy bates boots all the time and never had any problems till now... My buddy just bought a pair of civilian bate boots and they are already heading for the trash in less than a 1month ,but the military seem to hold up better then the civilian in his opinion... I WILL CONTINUE TO STAY AWAY FROM BATES BOOTS AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THEM TO MY WORST ENEMY..

Crap-Waste of money

Sep 05, 2011
I drive a tow truck with many guys that run bates and everyone of them suck and just fall a part after 2 month for reason other than poor quality.. I use buy bates boots all the time and never had any problems till now... My buddy just bought a pair of civilian bate boots and they are already heading for the trash in less than a 1month ,but the military seem to hold up better then the civilian in his opinion... I WILL CONTINUE TO STAY AWAY FROM BATES BOOTS AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THEM TO MY WORST ENEMY..
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We will have someone contact you shortly about your footwear.

Crap - by , Dec 03, 2014
1/ 5 Stars
Besides being somewhat comfortable these boots are very poor quality. I have had two pair of these boots and they both started falling apart within 6 months. The souls just are not attached securely enough. I had to keep super gluing them just so I could get a years use out of them. I will not purchase these again.

Crap

Dec 03, 2014
Besides being somewhat comfortable these boots are very poor quality. I have had two pair of these boots and they both started falling apart within 6 months. The souls just are not attached securely enough. I had to keep super gluing them just so I could get a years use out of them. I will not purchase these again.
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our footwear and if your soles have separated, our team is here to help at 866-699-7374.

This boot is great for 9 months. - by , Jul 30, 2015
1/ 5 Stars
This is my 3rd pair in this line the first pair lasted me for 3.5yrs so I got this pair the sole is comeing apart from the leather, the zipper snapped off the side zip up. Other then the fact that the boot hasn't even lasted a yr they are good boots for doing our line of work.

This boot is great for 9 months.

Jul 30, 2015
This is my 3rd pair in this line the first pair lasted me for 3.5yrs so I got this pair the sole is comeing apart from the leather, the zipper snapped off the side zip up. Other then the fact that the boot hasn't even lasted a yr they are good boots for doing our line of work.
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our products and with our consumers. Please contact our consumer relations department at 866.699.7374 and we will be happy to help.

Boots manufactured in differant contries of differant materials - by , Aug 03, 2015
1/ 5 Stars
This is my fourth pair of E02263 boots. Service life of the first three pair exceeded expectation. The left boot of the fourth pair shows normal ware. The right boot is worn out. According to the tag inside the fourth pair of boots, the right boot was made to ASTM F2413-11 specifications in China and is worn out. The left boot was made to the same specifications 9/2014 in Bangladesh and shows normal ware.

Boots manufactured in differant contries of differant materials

Aug 03, 2015
This is my fourth pair of E02263 boots. Service life of the first three pair exceeded expectation. The left boot of the fourth pair shows normal ware. The right boot is worn out. According to the tag inside the fourth pair of boots, the right boot was made to ASTM F2413-11 specifications in China and is worn out. The left boot was made to the same specifications 9/2014 in Bangladesh and shows normal ware.
Bates Footwear's reply

Our footwear is not sold in this manner so please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 or email us at batesweb2@wwwinc.com. We will get to the bottom of this. Thank you!

While this composite toe is great for the airport. It is hell on both great toes!!! - by , Feb 26, 2017
1/ 5 Stars
I work in the EMS field and I have worn many bates boots in my career. When I decided to try a pair of boots with the composite toe I came to realize that I can not wear them for an entire shift with out extreme pain in my big toes. I am used to having to drill two holes in the rear of the boots so that I can use paracord to act as a strap to pull my boots on. However the discomfort from the toes is not something that I can live with. I am hoping that Bates will exchange my new ones for the same pair without the compsite toes.

While this composite toe is great for the airport. It is hell on both great toes!!!

Feb 26, 2017
I work in the EMS field and I have worn many bates boots in my career. When I decided to try a pair of boots with the composite toe I came to realize that I can not wear them for an entire shift with out extreme pain in my big toes. I am used to having to drill two holes in the rear of the boots so that I can use paracord to act as a strap to pull my boots on. However the discomfort from the toes is not something that I can live with. I am hoping that Bates will exchange my new ones for the same pair without the compsite toes.
Bates Footwear's reply

We would like to help you out, please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can see what we can do. Thank you.

I used to love Bates products - by , Apr 08, 2017
1/ 5 Stars
I work in EMS and for years have loved these boots, sadly after I recently purchased my last pair back in December when the boots arrived, I tried them on and from right out of the box the zipper kept getting stuck in the liner. I contacted Bates and they let me exchange my boots for a new pair, when the new pair arrived they had the exact same issue as the first pair with the zipper getting caught in the liner while trying to zip up or down the boot right out of the box. Again, I contacted Bates but this time just asked for my money back. I am sad to say I would no longer recommend this product as of now until this issue is resolved.

I used to love Bates products

Apr 08, 2017
I work in EMS and for years have loved these boots, sadly after I recently purchased my last pair back in December when the boots arrived, I tried them on and from right out of the box the zipper kept getting stuck in the liner. I contacted Bates and they let me exchange my boots for a new pair, when the new pair arrived they had the exact same issue as the first pair with the zipper getting caught in the liner while trying to zip up or down the boot right out of the box. Again, I contacted Bates but this time just asked for my money back. I am sad to say I would no longer recommend this product as of now until this issue is resolved.
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate and value your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to the team at 866.699.7374. We would be happy to help you find the right style for you. Thank you.

Poor Quality - by , Aug 19, 2017
1/ 5 Stars
As a Lighting Technician, I needed a durable, comfortable pair of boots that work well on a variety of surfaces (primarily indoors). The sole began to separate from the toes just 6 weeks after date of purchase, the zippers never worked well and broke after only 7 months of use. A friend tried to warn me about the poor quality Footwear, I wish I had listened.

Poor Quality

Aug 19, 2017
As a Lighting Technician, I needed a durable, comfortable pair of boots that work well on a variety of surfaces (primarily indoors). The sole began to separate from the toes just 6 weeks after date of purchase, the zippers never worked well and broke after only 7 months of use. A friend tried to warn me about the poor quality Footwear, I wish I had listened.
Bates Footwear's reply

When stand behind our footwear, and if an issue arises, please contact us right away. We've reached out to you via email or feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

Cheap stitching falling apart - by , Jun 02, 2010
2/ 5 Stars
Boots are less then a year old and the stitching is falling apart. Sad that once they are broke in nice that they fall apart. If you just want to look pretty these will do the job. If you work in your boots don't expect a long life from then. Usually I get 3-4 years from a pair of boots. These are lightweight and feel good, just don't last. I'm disappointed in the quality of the “Bates” brand. Maybe I expected to much.

Cheap stitching falling apart

Jun 02, 2010
Boots are less then a year old and the stitching is falling apart. Sad that once they are broke in nice that they fall apart. If you just want to look pretty these will do the job. If you work in your boots don't expect a long life from then. Usually I get 3-4 years from a pair of boots. These are lightweight and feel good, just don't last. I'm disappointed in the quality of the “Bates” brand. Maybe I expected to much.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your review. We will be contacting you shortly to take care of this matter.

highly unhappy - by , Nov 30, 2010
2/ 5 Stars
i have only had these boots since march and the boots stiching in the side is starting to seperate already plus from the soles are seperating on the bottom of the shoe i know im not the easiest on boots but i do expect to get a little more use out of my boots i am a vollunteer firefighter trainee and just finished my emt cources and these are the only thing i have really used them for. just sorda wish i would of looked at reviews before i purchesed

highly unhappy

Nov 30, 2010
i have only had these boots since march and the boots stiching in the side is starting to seperate already plus from the soles are seperating on the bottom of the shoe i know im not the easiest on boots but i do expect to get a little more use out of my boots i am a vollunteer firefighter trainee and just finished my emt cources and these are the only thing i have really used them for. just sorda wish i would of looked at reviews before i purchesed
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your review. We love all feedback from our consumers. We will be in contact with you shortly to see how we can fix the issues with your footwear.

None to pleased - by , Sep 07, 2011
2/ 5 Stars
I kind of expected more from a Bates product. I wore my Bates boots all through Boot Camp in MCRD San Diego. I loved them. Lightweight, durable, comfortable. I got another year and a half of wear out of them even after that hell. I get this pair of boots... and they barely made it through three months of every day life. Guess I'll be getting new soles in the near future. Tops are still in great shape, but the soles are almost worn through in places.

None to pleased

Sep 07, 2011
I kind of expected more from a Bates product. I wore my Bates boots all through Boot Camp in MCRD San Diego. I loved them. Lightweight, durable, comfortable. I got another year and a half of wear out of them even after that hell. I get this pair of boots... and they barely made it through three months of every day life. Guess I'll be getting new soles in the near future. Tops are still in great shape, but the soles are almost worn through in places.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your review. We will pass your concern to our Product Development Team and contact you shortly.