The Ease of a Side Zip.
The Protection of a Composite Toe.
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Expected performance and quality exceeded - by , Apr 13, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
A quarter century in the military has taught me to be discerning on my footwear. The GX-8 performs in my current role in the Shipyard perfectly. A very short break in period as with all of bates boots, not taking one minute from my tasks. My only regret is not getting them sooner.

Expected performance and quality exceeded

Apr 13, 2019
A quarter century in the military has taught me to be discerning on my footwear. The GX-8 performs in my current role in the Shipyard perfectly. A very short break in period as with all of bates boots, not taking one minute from my tasks. My only regret is not getting them sooner.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the great feedback!

Comfortable boots! - by , Mar 18, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Comfort, good price

Comfortable boots!

Mar 18, 2019
Comfort, good price
BEST BOOT I EVER HAD - by , Mar 02, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
As a US ARMY RANGER I know boots and I have been wearing this very same boot for over 10 years and I have been getting everyone I know to try them and even nought a pair for a friend who said if I buy them for him and he liked them he would pay me back. Well he was so happy with them he paid me back and gave me 20 dollars for recommending them to him...Thank Bates I think I might owe you 20 dollars. " SUA SPONTE"

BEST BOOT I EVER HAD

Mar 02, 2019
As a US ARMY RANGER I know boots and I have been wearing this very same boot for over 10 years and I have been getting everyone I know to try them and even nought a pair for a friend who said if I buy them for him and he liked them he would pay me back. Well he was so happy with them he paid me back and gave me 20 dollars for recommending them to him...Thank Bates I think I might owe you 20 dollars. " SUA SPONTE"
Bates Footwear's reply

This is awesome! Thanks for great feedback and the recommendations! We will call it even, take that $20 and buy yourself dinner!

Great boot - by , Mar 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I've been wearing GX-8 boots for years. This pair with the waterproofing flap along the zipper seems to be the first that needed any sort of break in period, which is just a matter of a couple days. Otherwise, they are very light and comfortable for composite safety toe.

Great boot

Mar 01, 2019
I've been wearing GX-8 boots for years. This pair with the waterproofing flap along the zipper seems to be the first that needed any sort of break in period, which is just a matter of a couple days. Otherwise, they are very light and comfortable for composite safety toe.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Painfull - by , Feb 26, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
The boots are painful to wear. Boots run lots smaller to size than ordered. When laced eyelet digs into the foot. Very uncomfortable to wear laced up correctly. Boots are also hot when wearing. Worn Bates boots and shoes over 30 years very disappointed in this pair of boots

Painfull

Feb 26, 2019
The boots are painful to wear. Boots run lots smaller to size than ordered. When laced eyelet digs into the foot. Very uncomfortable to wear laced up correctly. Boots are also hot when wearing. Worn Bates boots and shoes over 30 years very disappointed in this pair of boots
Bates Footwear's reply

If there's an issue with this pair, our team is here to help at (866) 699-7374 with exchange or replacement options.

Good dry boots - by , Feb 25, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
Boots run on the small size. Not as much padding as in the other GX 8 boots I have possibly due to running small. Positive note with all the rain I've had my feet are dry. Might consider buying again but larger size.

Good dry boots

Feb 25, 2019
Boots run on the small size. Not as much padding as in the other GX 8 boots I have possibly due to running small. Positive note with all the rain I've had my feet are dry. Might consider buying again but larger size.
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

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.