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13% of reviewers recommend this product

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No glue - by , Jul 11, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
I have a pair of these I carry in the back of my Jeep. They almost never get used. Today I was wearing them searching for the neighbors dog that was missing. We suspected the little guy was taken by a coyote so I was working the brush and gullies here in SW Florida. Suddenly one sole simply fell off. It didn't appear to have ever been glued on. Didn't expect that from Bates.

No glue

Jul 11, 2019
I have a pair of these I carry in the back of my Jeep. They almost never get used. Today I was wearing them searching for the neighbors dog that was missing. We suspected the little guy was taken by a coyote so I was working the brush and gullies here in SW Florida. Suddenly one sole simply fell off. It didn't appear to have ever been glued on. Didn't expect that from Bates.
Bates Footwear's reply

Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you!

Great product - by , May 09, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Very comfortable from the first day. Great price for good quality product. Highly recommended.

Great product

May 09, 2019
Very comfortable from the first day. Great price for good quality product. Highly recommended.
Bates Footwear's reply

We strive to deliver the best! Thank you!

Great product - by , May 09, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Very comfortable from the first day. Great price for good quality product. Highly recommended.

Great product

May 09, 2019
Very comfortable from the first day. Great price for good quality product. Highly recommended.
The Best - by , May 04, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These are the best boots i have ever owned. Fit and comfort is great and as for durability...Had a slip and fall while mowing with my previous pair of bates, foot went under mower and blade did a number on the boot but the boot protected my foot. Ordered another pair of the same boot from bates website the same day. Quality boots and a fair price.

The Best

May 04, 2019
These are the best boots i have ever owned. Fit and comfort is great and as for durability...Had a slip and fall while mowing with my previous pair of bates, foot went under mower and blade did a number on the boot but the boot protected my foot. Ordered another pair of the same boot from bates website the same day. Quality boots and a fair price.
Exceeding expectations - by , Apr 09, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these so I could relive some military glory days rucking and doing the boots & utes runs. Very pleased with fit and finish. I can see myself wearing these all day, every day before long — I like them that much.

Exceeding expectations

Apr 09, 2019
Bought these so I could relive some military glory days rucking and doing the boots & utes runs. Very pleased with fit and finish. I can see myself wearing these all day, every day before long — I like them that much.
Bates Footwear's reply

We love beating expectations! Thank you!

Bates stands behind thier product - by , Apr 08, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Nine year old pair of boots & sole came off of one. Bates replaced them at no charge. Great customer support.

Bates stands behind thier product

Apr 08, 2019
Nine year old pair of boots & sole came off of one. Bates replaced them at no charge. Great customer support.
My second pair. Love them! - by , Apr 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Second pair. Love the fit and the look.

My second pair. Love them!

Apr 01, 2019
Second pair. Love the fit and the look.
Rugged, light and comfortable. - by , Mar 30, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I ordered these boots a half size bigger for more toe room because of the composite safety toe. I’ll never buy another excessively expensive, typical, heavy, uncomfortable work boot again. Im hard on my boots but these boots have held up over the last 10 months more than I anticipated. The side zipper is durable as well. Half the time I dont even zip them though. Im on my feet all day until late at night. Aside from working they’ become my go to boot for being outside in all kids of weather as well. The only modification I made was I removed the stock insole and added different insoles. Made this boot even better. Because of lower back issues and working on mostly concrete floor all day I added two layers of more comfortable insoles. Now my back doesn’t bother me nearly as much nor do my feet and legs get as sore and tired. Glad I ordered a half size bigger for the room. All in all these boots are light, durable and comfortable. These boots made all the difference in my work day.

Rugged, light and comfortable.

Mar 30, 2019
I ordered these boots a half size bigger for more toe room because of the composite safety toe. I’ll never buy another excessively expensive, typical, heavy, uncomfortable work boot again. Im hard on my boots but these boots have held up over the last 10 months more than I anticipated. The side zipper is durable as well. Half the time I dont even zip them though. Im on my feet all day until late at night. Aside from working they’ become my go to boot for being outside in all kids of weather as well. The only modification I made was I removed the stock insole and added different insoles. Made this boot even better. Because of lower back issues and working on mostly concrete floor all day I added two layers of more comfortable insoles. Now my back doesn’t bother me nearly as much nor do my feet and legs get as sore and tired. Glad I ordered a half size bigger for the room. All in all these boots are light, durable and comfortable. These boots made all the difference in my work day.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for sharing your review with us!

Great Features - by , Mar 26, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
All I can say is the best.

Great Features

Mar 26, 2019
All I can say is the best.
Bates Footwear's reply

We strive to be the best! Thank you!

What's That Smell? - by , Mar 25, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I've worn nothing but Bates tactical 8" boots for work for well over 20 years. My preference is the GoreTex by my usual place of purchase stopped carrying so I went with the straight Sport. One of my favorite features is the size zip. Always comfortable and durable - I get about 3 years out of a pair. This last pair however is a big disappointment. I got them as a gift for Christmas and began wearing them even before the end of the year. The last month or so I have noticed a strong chemical odor inside the boots when I take them off for the day. It got progressively stronger to the point where I had to set them outside for several hours after I got home from work. My wife complained about the smell constantly. Sadly I have abandoned my Bates to the garage. Very disappointed. Need another option.

What's That Smell?

Mar 25, 2019
I've worn nothing but Bates tactical 8" boots for work for well over 20 years. My preference is the GoreTex by my usual place of purchase stopped carrying so I went with the straight Sport. One of my favorite features is the size zip. Always comfortable and durable - I get about 3 years out of a pair. This last pair however is a big disappointment. I got them as a gift for Christmas and began wearing them even before the end of the year. The last month or so I have noticed a strong chemical odor inside the boots when I take them off for the day. It got progressively stronger to the point where I had to set them outside for several hours after I got home from work. My wife complained about the smell constantly. Sadly I have abandoned my Bates to the garage. Very disappointed. Need another option.
Bates Footwear's reply

We would love the opportunity to look into this. Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.