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Comfortable and reliable - by , May 11, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I bought these babies thinking that I am overpaying for work boots. They are well worth the investment. Working in a kitchen, I am on my feet for 10+ hours a day. These boots are the most comfortable things I have owned. After a few days of unconventional use (being these are made for mostly law/order purposes and I am using them in a kitchen), i find that these are absolutely recommended for kitchen use as well. Durable and flexible material is a must for this labor intensive career, and these fit the bill. 10/10 would buy again.

Comfortable and reliable

May 11, 2019
I bought these babies thinking that I am overpaying for work boots. They are well worth the investment. Working in a kitchen, I am on my feet for 10+ hours a day. These boots are the most comfortable things I have owned. After a few days of unconventional use (being these are made for mostly law/order purposes and I am using them in a kitchen), i find that these are absolutely recommended for kitchen use as well. Durable and flexible material is a must for this labor intensive career, and these fit the bill. 10/10 would buy again.
Bates Footwear's reply

Our mission is to deliver the best! Thank you!

Great comfortable boots that seem really durable - by , Jun 13, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
these boots are my second bates purchase and I have to say I am impressed I have only had them for a short time but they really seem to match the marketing which I find rare in products they feel like they will last a long time. they do run narrow which for me works perfectly as I have narrow feet allot of boots do not fit my feet well

Great comfortable boots that seem really durable

Jun 13, 2019
these boots are my second bates purchase and I have to say I am impressed I have only had them for a short time but they really seem to match the marketing which I find rare in products they feel like they will last a long time. they do run narrow which for me works perfectly as I have narrow feet allot of boots do not fit my feet well
Bates Footwear's reply

Hey Jakob! We're so glad these work for you!

Better than expected! - by , Aug 30, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I hate long drawn out reviews so here are the facts. I'm a LEO and work 12s. Super comfortable! Soon as I put them on it brought a smile to my face. Its like I been living a lie this whole time and never knew or I forgot how my feet should feel. Over a month in and they are still comfortable. I had someone bleed all over me and my new boots (not cool) because they smashed their face into a hood of a vehicle after being arrested. I was able to hose them off while they were still on and my feet stayed dry. I was also able to walk a few steps into a lake (4in) to retrieve narcotics someone pitched and still stayed dry. Heat here in Texas... I noticed my feet getting warm but not to the point where I wanted to take my boot off to cool them down like other boots I've had. I been on some rough terrain and these boot feel sure. I dont feel myself being as concerned with slipping as I used to. Overall I'm super impressed and pleased with these boots. I will be coming back for the Raide boots stay tuned.

Better than expected!

Aug 30, 2019
I hate long drawn out reviews so here are the facts. I'm a LEO and work 12s. Super comfortable! Soon as I put them on it brought a smile to my face. Its like I been living a lie this whole time and never knew or I forgot how my feet should feel. Over a month in and they are still comfortable. I had someone bleed all over me and my new boots (not cool) because they smashed their face into a hood of a vehicle after being arrested. I was able to hose them off while they were still on and my feet stayed dry. I was also able to walk a few steps into a lake (4in) to retrieve narcotics someone pitched and still stayed dry. Heat here in Texas... I noticed my feet getting warm but not to the point where I wanted to take my boot off to cool them down like other boots I've had. I been on some rough terrain and these boot feel sure. I dont feel myself being as concerned with slipping as I used to. Overall I'm super impressed and pleased with these boots. I will be coming back for the Raide boots stay tuned.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback and thank you for everything you do! We appreciate you!

Awesome Boot!!! - by , Dec 14, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Looks great, very comfortable!!! Runs slightly smaller than expected but once I got the proper fit I could not be happier with this particular boot!!! Quality product!!! I would highly recommend Bates boots!!!

Awesome Boot!!!

Dec 14, 2019
Looks great, very comfortable!!! Runs slightly smaller than expected but once I got the proper fit I could not be happier with this particular boot!!! Quality product!!! I would highly recommend Bates boots!!!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks Ken!

Excellent support - by , Feb 17, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
They ran a full size small for me.

Excellent support

Feb 17, 2020
They ran a full size small for me.
More prominent break-in, but amazing afterwards - by , May 15, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I wear 10 in most shoes and 9.5 in Bates. These were the tightest fitting Bates I've ever had out of the box, and I've been rocking Bates since '10. They were a little uncomfortable at first but after a few shifts they started coming along nicely. So...definitely wear some of your thinner socks for the first few days. After a week or so these boots are some of the best I've had. Not the most athletic (like the Raide) but far more supportive without feeling clunky, especially after break-in. The vibram soles definitely does their job to keep you comfortable, and I walked a VERY muddy trail to test traction: A+ Of the line-up, I'd probably call these the Jack of all trades that I've tried thus-far. Just beware of that break-in.

More prominent break-in, but amazing afterwards

May 15, 2020
I wear 10 in most shoes and 9.5 in Bates. These were the tightest fitting Bates I've ever had out of the box, and I've been rocking Bates since '10. They were a little uncomfortable at first but after a few shifts they started coming along nicely. So...definitely wear some of your thinner socks for the first few days. After a week or so these boots are some of the best I've had. Not the most athletic (like the Raide) but far more supportive without feeling clunky, especially after break-in. The vibram soles definitely does their job to keep you comfortable, and I walked a VERY muddy trail to test traction: A+ Of the line-up, I'd probably call these the Jack of all trades that I've tried thus-far. Just beware of that break-in.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your review!

All’s well - by , Jun 15, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Still breaking them in. All’s great

All’s well

Jun 15, 2020
Still breaking them in. All’s great
Very comfortable but run small. - by , Apr 15, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
The boots are great for anyone standing for long periods of time...the quality is great but the boots are very narrow and run about 1 size smaller than other brands of boots and are not good for people who have real wide feet. Had to change my 11.5 to a 12 EW.

Very comfortable but run small.

Apr 15, 2019
The boots are great for anyone standing for long periods of time...the quality is great but the boots are very narrow and run about 1 size smaller than other brands of boots and are not good for people who have real wide feet. Had to change my 11.5 to a 12 EW.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

Dedicated to Bates - by , Feb 27, 2020
2/ 5 Stars
This was my 3rd pair of bates. First time wearing something other than the GX-8. I was extremely disappointed. I found them to be uncomfortable from the get go. They gave me pains on my heels and on the back of my heel. Might’ve just been a bad pair but disappointed.

Dedicated to Bates

Feb 27, 2020
This was my 3rd pair of bates. First time wearing something other than the GX-8. I was extremely disappointed. I found them to be uncomfortable from the get go. They gave me pains on my heels and on the back of my heel. Might’ve just been a bad pair but disappointed.
Bates Footwear's reply

We're sorry this boot didn't work for you. Give the team a call at 866.699.7374, we are here to help.

Not good. - by , May 06, 2020
1/ 5 Stars
I've been buying and wearing bates for 10+ years and these boots are the worst ones I've ever bought. I've had these boots for 3 months. First day of wearing them the outer sheath of the laces broke and the inner strands pulled out, and they always untie. And now, 2 months later the zipper broke. Cheap boots for not a cheap price. Dont waste your money, wish I stuck with the GX8.

Not good.

May 06, 2020
I've been buying and wearing bates for 10+ years and these boots are the worst ones I've ever bought. I've had these boots for 3 months. First day of wearing them the outer sheath of the laces broke and the inner strands pulled out, and they always untie. And now, 2 months later the zipper broke. Cheap boots for not a cheap price. Dont waste your money, wish I stuck with the GX8.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are sorry you are experiencing problems with your Bates footwear. Please give our customer service team a call at 1 (866) 699-7374.