The Ease of a Side Zip.
The Protection of a Composite Toe.
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Amazing build - by , Jun 05, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing this style of boot for a number of years in different colors. This shoe has never let me down no matter how tough I’ve been on it.

Amazing build

Jun 05, 2020
I have been wearing this style of boot for a number of years in different colors. This shoe has never let me down no matter how tough I’ve been on it.
Bates Footwear's reply

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Excellence as expected! - by , May 26, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I've been in the military for over 30 years. I've been wearing Bates boots for nearly 15 years and the GX-8 are the most comfortable boots I've worn. I've tried more expensive competitor's boots but none fit as well out of the box as Bates.

Excellence as expected!

May 26, 2020
I've been in the military for over 30 years. I've been wearing Bates boots for nearly 15 years and the GX-8 are the most comfortable boots I've worn. I've tried more expensive competitor's boots but none fit as well out of the box as Bates.
Bates Footwear's reply

That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Love Bates Boots - by , May 23, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Great boots out of the box. All day comfort.

Love Bates Boots

May 23, 2020
Great boots out of the box. All day comfort.
Bates Footwear's reply

Terrific!

Everything that I expected! - by , Apr 21, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I wanted a new pair of boots to wear for work that needed to be composite toe and waterproof. These boots have those features and are also very comfortable, lightweight and stylish. I love having the side zipper for easy on and off access. They feel great wearing them right out of the box and they feel even more comfortable the more that you wear them! I highly recommend them if you are looking for this type of boot, I would definitely buy them again.

Everything that I expected!

Apr 21, 2020
I wanted a new pair of boots to wear for work that needed to be composite toe and waterproof. These boots have those features and are also very comfortable, lightweight and stylish. I love having the side zipper for easy on and off access. They feel great wearing them right out of the box and they feel even more comfortable the more that you wear them! I highly recommend them if you are looking for this type of boot, I would definitely buy them again.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the wonderful review, Eric!

Tough and professional looking boot for a long days work. - by , Apr 12, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I am getting my second pair of these boots. My first pair lasted a little over 3 years of abuse. The tread wore evenly and the leather held up to most stains. Easy to lace and the smooth eyelets/loops help prevent premature lace damage. Never had the boots unzip unexpectedly with the Velcro strap secured. My boots never lost the water resistance - unless you step in a puddle, where the water can pass though the zipper (though a leather strip on the inside does still provide some protection). After 2 years, I could notice moisture seeping into the leather, but I did not get swamp foot. They are very comfortable with a quick break in period, and the side zip is a godsend after 8-12 hours on your feet. The factory arch support liner is very forgiving on the feet, while the stiffness of the overall boot helps with ankle support while carrying heavy loads. They are not cold weather boots, nor do they claim to be. So, if you wear in the snow (or temps regularly below 50), plan on doubling up on your socks. They breath fairly well for summer usage, keeping the feet drier and cooler than expected. Was able to walk in most liquid obstacles without a lot of slipping. Worked will in muddy and icy conditions. The tread does well when climbing or navigating obstacles. Composite toe is excellent. Had numerous heavy/hard/sharp objects fall on toe, or accidentally kicked, and never felt the impact. Even the leather is tough, and does not cut easily

Tough and professional looking boot for a long days work.

Apr 12, 2020
I am getting my second pair of these boots. My first pair lasted a little over 3 years of abuse. The tread wore evenly and the leather held up to most stains. Easy to lace and the smooth eyelets/loops help prevent premature lace damage. Never had the boots unzip unexpectedly with the Velcro strap secured. My boots never lost the water resistance - unless you step in a puddle, where the water can pass though the zipper (though a leather strip on the inside does still provide some protection). After 2 years, I could notice moisture seeping into the leather, but I did not get swamp foot. They are very comfortable with a quick break in period, and the side zip is a godsend after 8-12 hours on your feet. The factory arch support liner is very forgiving on the feet, while the stiffness of the overall boot helps with ankle support while carrying heavy loads. They are not cold weather boots, nor do they claim to be. So, if you wear in the snow (or temps regularly below 50), plan on doubling up on your socks. They breath fairly well for summer usage, keeping the feet drier and cooler than expected. Was able to walk in most liquid obstacles without a lot of slipping. Worked will in muddy and icy conditions. The tread does well when climbing or navigating obstacles. Composite toe is excellent. Had numerous heavy/hard/sharp objects fall on toe, or accidentally kicked, and never felt the impact. Even the leather is tough, and does not cut easily
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Bates footwear!

Great boots - by , Feb 26, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I've worn these boots for about a week now and so far they've been very comfortable. I think they will work out better then my last pair of GX-8s I bought 2 years ago. Those were not nearly as comfortable as these and I don't think the materials they used were as nice either. So far I'd highly recommend these.

Great boots

Feb 26, 2020
I've worn these boots for about a week now and so far they've been very comfortable. I think they will work out better then my last pair of GX-8s I bought 2 years ago. Those were not nearly as comfortable as these and I don't think the materials they used were as nice either. So far I'd highly recommend these.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Love these boots - by , Feb 11, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
My husband gets these boots roughly once a year (he wears them for 2 years or so) but tries to keep a large rotation so they don't wear as quickly. He wears them everyday. They're fantastic!

Love these boots

Feb 11, 2020
My husband gets these boots roughly once a year (he wears them for 2 years or so) but tries to keep a large rotation so they don't wear as quickly. He wears them everyday. They're fantastic!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

I'm on my second pair. - by , Feb 09, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I am absolutely horribly brutal on shoes. I walk in mud, water, manure and work on cars and wood working. I scrap my toes on the ground catch heavy items with the toe of the shoe. Deflect, wear for long hours. Did I mention I'm hard on shoes. I have been pleased with every pair of bates boots I have ever worn. Not just these particular boots but other composite toe boots by Bates. I worked TSA for 5 years and wore Bates boots the entire time. I cannot say enough how pleased I'm with all of the Bates boots I have owned. No, I'm not paid to say these things, I just like the boots.

I'm on my second pair.

Feb 09, 2020
I am absolutely horribly brutal on shoes. I walk in mud, water, manure and work on cars and wood working. I scrap my toes on the ground catch heavy items with the toe of the shoe. Deflect, wear for long hours. Did I mention I'm hard on shoes. I have been pleased with every pair of bates boots I have ever worn. Not just these particular boots but other composite toe boots by Bates. I worked TSA for 5 years and wore Bates boots the entire time. I cannot say enough how pleased I'm with all of the Bates boots I have owned. No, I'm not paid to say these things, I just like the boots.
Bates Footwear's reply

Love it! Boots that work as hard as you do! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Beautiful, well made boot - by , Jan 04, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I purchased a pair of Men's GX-8 Waterproof Composite Toe Side Zip work boots, size 12 EW, my normal size in boots. It fit a bit too small. Decided to exchange them for size 13 EW. Received them today. Excellent fit and quality. Side zipper is an excellent feature I've never had in boots before. Love it. The exchange process was easy and trouble free. I would not hesitate buying from Bates again.

Beautiful, well made boot

Jan 04, 2020
I purchased a pair of Men's GX-8 Waterproof Composite Toe Side Zip work boots, size 12 EW, my normal size in boots. It fit a bit too small. Decided to exchange them for size 13 EW. Received them today. Excellent fit and quality. Side zipper is an excellent feature I've never had in boots before. Love it. The exchange process was easy and trouble free. I would not hesitate buying from Bates again.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks Bob!

Amazing boots - by , Dec 20, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I bought these boots for my husband for better support and he loves them

Amazing boots

Dec 20, 2019
I bought these boots for my husband for better support and he loves them