The Ease of a Side Zip.
The Protection of a Composite Toe.
Customer Reviews (54)
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Performance
Didn’t last very long - by , Jul 12, 2018
1/ 5 Stars
I have had these boots for maybe 3 months and the zipper broke off. They are gently used as I only wear them while I doing yard work for the city. I expected so more out of these boots being as I paid so much for them. I have bought boots at Walmart that lasted longer and it’s usually the laces that wear out first.

Didn’t last very long

Jul 12, 2018
I have had these boots for maybe 3 months and the zipper broke off. They are gently used as I only wear them while I doing yard work for the city. I expected so more out of these boots being as I paid so much for them. I have bought boots at Walmart that lasted longer and it’s usually the laces that wear out first.
Bates Footwear's reply

We're sorry to hear about your experience with these boots. Give the team a call at 866.699.7374, we are here to help.

Good boot but defective - by , Sep 03, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
Got there boots fit slightly smaller then expected, the outside of the boot by the 3rd eyelet where the leather meets the mesh split so there no longer waterproof. Its inly been about a week of use so ill have to buy new boots already and spent the money for nothing.

Good boot but defective

Sep 03, 2019
Got there boots fit slightly smaller then expected, the outside of the boot by the 3rd eyelet where the leather meets the mesh split so there no longer waterproof. Its inly been about a week of use so ill have to buy new boots already and spent the money for nothing.
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!

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.

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.

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.

I love these boots, but the ones I buy have disappointed me a little - by , May 03, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
I bought my boots in November 2018 and I used them several times and in 3 months they broke the rubber on the back and it was all chopped up, how my boot almost does not work anymore I'm a bit disappointed that I love this this boot brand, and I do not know if to buy again

I love these boots, but the ones I buy have disappointed me a little

May 03, 2019
I bought my boots in November 2018 and I used them several times and in 3 months they broke the rubber on the back and it was all chopped up, how my boot almost does not work anymore I'm a bit disappointed that I love this this boot brand, and I do not know if to buy again
Bates Footwear's reply

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.

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.

Like the side zipper - by , Sep 22, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
Smaller then I thought sole after 3 weeks apeares to b seperating

Like the side zipper

Sep 22, 2019
Smaller then I thought sole after 3 weeks apeares to b seperating
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!

Does not hold up. - by , Jul 15, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing military boots for the past 26 years. These must be the lowest quality boots ever made. I was in the Army for 26 years. Most of my Army boots lasted at least one year. These boots designed for Marines are not durable. I have been wearing for 1week and already have gouges is the toes. I couldn’t believe it. Really disappointed.

Does not hold up.

Jul 15, 2020
I have been wearing military boots for the past 26 years. These must be the lowest quality boots ever made. I was in the Army for 26 years. Most of my Army boots lasted at least one year. These boots designed for Marines are not durable. I have been wearing for 1week and already have gouges is the toes. I couldn’t believe it. Really disappointed.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your feedback on these. We're sorry you are experiencing problems with your Bates footwear. Please give our customer service team a call at 1 (866) 699-7374. We're here to help if you need it.

Good Overall value - by , Jun 06, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
I have only had the boots for about a month. They are still a little stiff when walking but give good arch and ankle support with good inserts. I have not had an opportunity to test them in wet conditions for water resistance, but the construction appears to be solid and well able to do the job.

Good Overall value

Jun 06, 2018
I have only had the boots for about a month. They are still a little stiff when walking but give good arch and ankle support with good inserts. I have not had an opportunity to test them in wet conditions for water resistance, but the construction appears to be solid and well able to do the job.