The Ease of a Side Zip.
The Protection of a Composite Toe.
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Nice features, Harsh boot - by , Feb 22, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
The boots arrived and they looked great, lighter than expected, and also more heavy duty than expected which was great! Lace up system is great, the side zipper is definitely a huge benefit, it really does make the boot easy on easy off. the toe is a little narrow but protects great. The waterproofing is pretty good so far no issues, walking through creeks, mud, standing in puddles. So far so good. Somewhat breathable. Warm but not overly, dont know about heat as we are having a mild winter so no extreme hot or cold days. Now the bad. It fit a little more snug than I like but I'm sure will break in. The boot is EXTREMELY stiff. Which is not comfortable. It is actualy painful. Of course now after wearing them Icannot return them, or I would have. They are so stiff and uncomfortable especially at the top and some at the ankle that they have actualy rubbed my skin raw on both sides of both legs and broken the skin, and I'm wearing socks and pants. Every morning I put them on it hurts in those areas instantly. I have even tried bending the leather and upper areas back and forth and rolling them quite a few times to help break them in and help relieve some of the stiffness but it has not helped. I have owned alot of bates boots both for military purposes and personal and I have to say this is the most uncomfortable footwear I have ever tried on. It is literally painful.

Nice features, Harsh boot

Feb 22, 2019
The boots arrived and they looked great, lighter than expected, and also more heavy duty than expected which was great! Lace up system is great, the side zipper is definitely a huge benefit, it really does make the boot easy on easy off. the toe is a little narrow but protects great. The waterproofing is pretty good so far no issues, walking through creeks, mud, standing in puddles. So far so good. Somewhat breathable. Warm but not overly, dont know about heat as we are having a mild winter so no extreme hot or cold days. Now the bad. It fit a little more snug than I like but I'm sure will break in. The boot is EXTREMELY stiff. Which is not comfortable. It is actualy painful. Of course now after wearing them Icannot return them, or I would have. They are so stiff and uncomfortable especially at the top and some at the ankle that they have actualy rubbed my skin raw on both sides of both legs and broken the skin, and I'm wearing socks and pants. Every morning I put them on it hurts in those areas instantly. I have even tried bending the leather and upper areas back and forth and rolling them quite a few times to help break them in and help relieve some of the stiffness but it has not helped. I have owned alot of bates boots both for military purposes and personal and I have to say this is the most uncomfortable footwear I have ever tried on. It is literally painful.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 if we can help. We stand behind our products. Thank you.

Excellent Boots - by , Feb 11, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Bought to use on my motorcycle. Slightly larger toe box from the safety toe took some getting used to, but other than that they are great. Excellent ankle support and tread grip. And no laces to tie!

Excellent Boots

Feb 11, 2019
Bought to use on my motorcycle. Slightly larger toe box from the safety toe took some getting used to, but other than that they are great. Excellent ankle support and tread grip. And no laces to tie!
Love Bates but these are lacking - by , Feb 08, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
First off let me say I love Bates boots! I’ve worn them for many years. But these boots are lacking. I’ve worn these everyday just in everyday use for the last 3 months (purchased on Oct 24th) and they was quite comfortable. Already I’ve had to install inserts. The velcro for the zipper comes lose after daily wear. The inside of the heel cup has already wore down to the plastic. And the outer back has split open with only 3 months of wear. Like I said I LOVE Bates boots and will purchase more in the future, but these was quite disappointing.

Love Bates but these are lacking

Feb 08, 2019
First off let me say I love Bates boots! I’ve worn them for many years. But these boots are lacking. I’ve worn these everyday just in everyday use for the last 3 months (purchased on Oct 24th) and they was quite comfortable. Already I’ve had to install inserts. The velcro for the zipper comes lose after daily wear. The inside of the heel cup has already wore down to the plastic. And the outer back has split open with only 3 months of wear. Like I said I LOVE Bates boots and will purchase more in the future, but these was quite disappointing.
Bates Footwear's reply

That's definitely not the experience we want Kenny. Give the team a call at 866.699.7374, we are here to help.

Great boot - by , Feb 02, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Boots just came in so I tried them on immediately. Size is great. I’m a women’s 8 so I ordered a men’s 6.5. Actually waterproof! Zips great. The only issue I have the sole of the boot is uncomfortable. I’m on my feet most of the day at my job so it’s an issue for me. Planning to change it out. Beggars can’t be choosers. Overall very happy with the order!

Great boot

Feb 02, 2019
Boots just came in so I tried them on immediately. Size is great. I’m a women’s 8 so I ordered a men’s 6.5. Actually waterproof! Zips great. The only issue I have the sole of the boot is uncomfortable. I’m on my feet most of the day at my job so it’s an issue for me. Planning to change it out. Beggars can’t be choosers. Overall very happy with the order!
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate your feedback and if we can help please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

Very Comfortable - by , Jan 13, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Overall a good service boot. The only knock I have is the materials used on the back. There is a pad on the outside Achilles made of an inferior material. It broke down in less than a year. I take meticulous care of my boots, so dirt was not an issue. I had the sage, but with the transition to OCP's I'd like the coyote version. Maybe I can coat that area with an epoxy to protect that spot. Great fit, and feel great.

Very Comfortable

Jan 13, 2019
Overall a good service boot. The only knock I have is the materials used on the back. There is a pad on the outside Achilles made of an inferior material. It broke down in less than a year. I take meticulous care of my boots, so dirt was not an issue. I had the sage, but with the transition to OCP's I'd like the coyote version. Maybe I can coat that area with an epoxy to protect that spot. Great fit, and feel great.
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate the feedback and if we can help please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Always happy to help. Thank you.

Excellent welding boots - by , Dec 09, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Own 2 pair of these boots. I worked in them average 13 hrs a day/5 days a week as a structural ship welder. Very comfortable and can take some excessive abuse. Weld slags roll right off the boots and the leather held off pretty good as much beating as my footwear takes. I own various types of boots... wolverine, dr. Martin, reebok and other various welding boots but this one lasted the longest. All my other boots lasted around 6-8 month before it gets shredded but this one lasted 1.5 yrs before i messed up the zipper due to weld slag melting it. Highly recommended

Excellent welding boots

Dec 09, 2018
Own 2 pair of these boots. I worked in them average 13 hrs a day/5 days a week as a structural ship welder. Very comfortable and can take some excessive abuse. Weld slags roll right off the boots and the leather held off pretty good as much beating as my footwear takes. I own various types of boots... wolverine, dr. Martin, reebok and other various welding boots but this one lasted the longest. All my other boots lasted around 6-8 month before it gets shredded but this one lasted 1.5 yrs before i messed up the zipper due to weld slag melting it. Highly recommended
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your awesome feedback!

So Far, So Good... - by , Nov 29, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have been looking for a while for a side zip, safety toe, waterproof boot for work. I am on my feet during the day and typically around water so these boots ticked all of the boxes. I have only had them a couple of weeks so far, but they seem to be great. I like the color and all of the features. My old side zip were not waterproof so these are a little bit harder to get on my foot with the extra material that creates the waterproof membrane, but once on they are great. Boots are still new but I typically wear them 12+ hours a day and have only experienced a little foot fatigue since they will need a little break in time. I definitely recommend these boots so far.

So Far, So Good...

Nov 29, 2018
I have been looking for a while for a side zip, safety toe, waterproof boot for work. I am on my feet during the day and typically around water so these boots ticked all of the boxes. I have only had them a couple of weeks so far, but they seem to be great. I like the color and all of the features. My old side zip were not waterproof so these are a little bit harder to get on my foot with the extra material that creates the waterproof membrane, but once on they are great. Boots are still new but I typically wear them 12+ hours a day and have only experienced a little foot fatigue since they will need a little break in time. I definitely recommend these boots so far.
Very comfortable boot! - by , Oct 04, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Very comfortable boot!! True to size! Will never own any other brand of composite toe boots!!!just awesome!

Very comfortable boot!

Oct 04, 2018
Very comfortable boot!! True to size! Will never own any other brand of composite toe boots!!!just awesome!
The boots run a little larger than expected. - by , Oct 02, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
If I were to order them again I would order a half size smaller than I normally wear. The boots were a little big, hardly noticable when I first received them. But now that I've worn them a few weeks it's really obvious that I should have gotten a half size smaller. Overall though they are gre sa t quality.

The boots run a little larger than expected.

Oct 02, 2018
If I were to order them again I would order a half size smaller than I normally wear. The boots were a little big, hardly noticable when I first received them. But now that I've worn them a few weeks it's really obvious that I should have gotten a half size smaller. Overall though they are gre sa t quality.
Happy with my purchase - by , Sep 20, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I have ordered these Bates boots to replace the previous boots that lasted me about two years and am still pleased with them. For the past couple of years and I have not been disappointed with any of the boots and shoes I have bought so far.

Happy with my purchase

Sep 20, 2018
I have ordered these Bates boots to replace the previous boots that lasted me about two years and am still pleased with them. For the past couple of years and I have not been disappointed with any of the boots and shoes I have bought so far.