Ratings & Reviews (43)
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44% of reviewers recommend this product

Performance
My favorite boots I've ever had - by , Feb 17, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
They took some time to break in, but once they did they were great. I wore them at work and some times daily. Warm in the winter and relatively cool and comfortable in the summer. After years of hard use they eventually wore out, but I got more then my money's worth from them and plan on getting a new pair.

My favorite boots I've ever had

Feb 17, 2019
They took some time to break in, but once they did they were great. I wore them at work and some times daily. Warm in the winter and relatively cool and comfortable in the summer. After years of hard use they eventually wore out, but I got more then my money's worth from them and plan on getting a new pair.
Bates Footwear's reply

Awesome! We love being your favorite footwear!

Theres better out there - by , Jan 21, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I think Bates designs these boots without any actual testing. They fit fine and the soles are grippy, however, where the tongue flap meets the two sides form an excess fold of material that bites into your ankle. I thought breaking them in would help but that extea material really bites into your ankle bone protrusion, and on an 8+ hour trip thats mental. Your feet should be top priority, these just dont cut it. I had to cut where the tongue meets the sides down and trim it and its much better but that in itself is a weak point. These were a replacement Bates sent me for a pair of Chukkas that gave in also. I think this is the end of the road for me and Bates.

Theres better out there

Jan 21, 2019
I think Bates designs these boots without any actual testing. They fit fine and the soles are grippy, however, where the tongue flap meets the two sides form an excess fold of material that bites into your ankle. I thought breaking them in would help but that extea material really bites into your ankle bone protrusion, and on an 8+ hour trip thats mental. Your feet should be top priority, these just dont cut it. I had to cut where the tongue meets the sides down and trim it and its much better but that in itself is a weak point. These were a replacement Bates sent me for a pair of Chukkas that gave in also. I think this is the end of the road for me and Bates.
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our products and we are always happy to help at 866.699.7374. Please give us a call.

The feature I like is the insole that keep your feet dry - by , Dec 21, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
These boots are great. Comfortable, light weight and waterproof.

The feature I like is the insole that keep your feet dry

Dec 21, 2018
These boots are great. Comfortable, light weight and waterproof.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the great feedback!

Comfortable & Lightweight - by , Dec 15, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Wearing my first pair for 1 year 8 months and they've held up very well that is why I purchased a second pair. I've been thru plenty of standing water, puddles and mud along with snow and rain and feet were totally dry. I have worn them for up to 16 hours straight and legs never got tired, very comfortable.

Comfortable & Lightweight

Dec 15, 2018
Wearing my first pair for 1 year 8 months and they've held up very well that is why I purchased a second pair. I've been thru plenty of standing water, puddles and mud along with snow and rain and feet were totally dry. I have worn them for up to 16 hours straight and legs never got tired, very comfortable.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the amazing feedback!

Light, comfortable work boots - by , Nov 27, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I am a FedEx driver, just recently had to switch to work boots because my running shoes would not last three months. I was looking for more durable and comfortable work shoes. After reading through some online reviews, I decided to buy the Bates GX-4. Wow! I am so happy with these \great boots. Light, easy to get them on and off, excellent fit, and no break-in required. Most of all, my feet still feel great after an 11-12 hour workday! If you are on your feet walking around all day, you must try out these boots!

Light, comfortable work boots

Nov 27, 2018
I am a FedEx driver, just recently had to switch to work boots because my running shoes would not last three months. I was looking for more durable and comfortable work shoes. After reading through some online reviews, I decided to buy the Bates GX-4. Wow! I am so happy with these \great boots. Light, easy to get them on and off, excellent fit, and no break-in required. Most of all, my feet still feel great after an 11-12 hour workday! If you are on your feet walking around all day, you must try out these boots!
Too tight - by , Apr 04, 2018
2/ 5 Stars
The toe box was not wide enough. I have a small bunion on my right foot and was hoping these boots had enough room in the toe box. Other than the width issue these boots would have been awesome, had to return them.

Too tight

Apr 04, 2018
The toe box was not wide enough. I have a small bunion on my right foot and was hoping these boots had enough room in the toe box. Other than the width issue these boots would have been awesome, had to return them.
Bates Footwear's reply

We're sorry to hear these did not work out for you. If we can help please give the team a call at 866.699.7374.

This boot is very comfortable and practical. - by , Jan 18, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I already owned the GX-8 and used it for my practical rifle course. The GX-8 was a great fit for this competition. I decided to order the GX-4 for everyday use and it also is great for this purpose.

This boot is very comfortable and practical.

Jan 18, 2018
I already owned the GX-8 and used it for my practical rifle course. The GX-8 was a great fit for this competition. I decided to order the GX-4 for everyday use and it also is great for this purpose.
Great durability - by , Aug 21, 2017
5/ 5 Stars
I work for the Dept. of Sanitation of NY, and these boots have been through everything this past year; rain, snow, and mud/garbage. Purchasing my second pair and I know now not to get them wet inside. They will last longer. P.s. Dr. Scholls insoles will make them feel like walking on a cloud.

Great durability

Aug 21, 2017
I work for the Dept. of Sanitation of NY, and these boots have been through everything this past year; rain, snow, and mud/garbage. Purchasing my second pair and I know now not to get them wet inside. They will last longer. P.s. Dr. Scholls insoles will make them feel like walking on a cloud.
Great fitting and quality - by , Jul 10, 2017
5/ 5 Stars
This is my second pair of this model and the pair of Bates boots. In every case, they were exceptional. Comfort and quality is second to none. Thank you.

Great fitting and quality

Jul 10, 2017
This is my second pair of this model and the pair of Bates boots. In every case, they were exceptional. Comfort and quality is second to none. Thank you.
2nd pair and both leaked within 6 months - by , Jun 11, 2017
3/ 5 Stars
Delivering the mail for over 20 years and have been looking for a pair of shoes that i could wear to keep my feet dry. I thought that i had found a black leather outer with a Gore-Tex lining that would do just that. Wrong! This is the 2nd pair of these boots that have leaked after 4-5 months of daily use. I have ordered "waterproof" shoes before that have lasted just as long as these and have owned hunting boots with Gore-Tex that wore out before they ever leaked.

2nd pair and both leaked within 6 months

Jun 11, 2017
Delivering the mail for over 20 years and have been looking for a pair of shoes that i could wear to keep my feet dry. I thought that i had found a black leather outer with a Gore-Tex lining that would do just that. Wrong! This is the 2nd pair of these boots that have leaked after 4-5 months of daily use. I have ordered "waterproof" shoes before that have lasted just as long as these and have owned hunting boots with Gore-Tex that wore out before they ever leaked.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374. We'd be happy to take a look at your footwear. Thank you.