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A tactical boot that performs and feels like an athletic shoe. - by , Jun 15, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Some officers want boots that are comfortable throughout a 12 hour shift that provides maximum support and maneuverability. Some officers want boots that are durable and provide protection from water. Some officers want a boot that looks professional and can be polished for court. Bates decided an officer shouldn't have to sacrifice one feature for another and designed the Raide waterproof with side zip. These Raide boots dramatically decreased the fatigue I use to feel in my feet and knees during a shift. This has been one of the best investments I have made in footwear since I was in the academy.

A tactical boot that performs and feels like an athletic shoe.

Jun 15, 2019
Some officers want boots that are comfortable throughout a 12 hour shift that provides maximum support and maneuverability. Some officers want boots that are durable and provide protection from water. Some officers want a boot that looks professional and can be polished for court. Bates decided an officer shouldn't have to sacrifice one feature for another and designed the Raide waterproof with side zip. These Raide boots dramatically decreased the fatigue I use to feel in my feet and knees during a shift. This has been one of the best investments I have made in footwear since I was in the academy.
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Thanks for your awesome feedback!

love the soles - by , Jun 12, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I. use to ride my motorcycle. I love the soles. I have a lot less slip when moving my bike.

love the soles

Jun 12, 2019
I. use to ride my motorcycle. I love the soles. I have a lot less slip when moving my bike.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the love!

Exceeded my expectations - by , May 28, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Being a police officer I need my boots to be durable, light weight and comfortable. I've always had to substitute one or more of the aforementioned qualities, but not with the Raide. You can tell by holding the boot it's well made, however I haven't fully put them through their paces, but I anticipate them holding up. The boot is as lightweight as other boots I've owned if not lighter with the bonus of ankle support. With other brands I've tried you get lightweight, but lose ankle support. When it comes to comfort I mentioned the best for last. These boots are not only the most comfortable boot I own(ed), their more comfortable than any pair of boot/shoe I own including my running shoes. I have a pair of the Raide (waterproof) side zip and the Raide Mid (not waterproof) and the waterproof keep my feet dry as a bone which keeps them comfortable as well. The Raide Mid's are very breathable which keeps my feet from sweating. I hope Bates continues to run the Raide line because I will never have to shop around for another boot. Hands down and by far the best boot I've ever owned. Good work Bates!

Exceeded my expectations

May 28, 2019
Being a police officer I need my boots to be durable, light weight and comfortable. I've always had to substitute one or more of the aforementioned qualities, but not with the Raide. You can tell by holding the boot it's well made, however I haven't fully put them through their paces, but I anticipate them holding up. The boot is as lightweight as other boots I've owned if not lighter with the bonus of ankle support. With other brands I've tried you get lightweight, but lose ankle support. When it comes to comfort I mentioned the best for last. These boots are not only the most comfortable boot I own(ed), their more comfortable than any pair of boot/shoe I own including my running shoes. I have a pair of the Raide (waterproof) side zip and the Raide Mid (not waterproof) and the waterproof keep my feet dry as a bone which keeps them comfortable as well. The Raide Mid's are very breathable which keeps my feet from sweating. I hope Bates continues to run the Raide line because I will never have to shop around for another boot. Hands down and by far the best boot I've ever owned. Good work Bates!
Bates Footwear's reply

We love beating expectation! Thank you.

Great boots...damage easily - by , May 09, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I’ve had these boots for approximately 2 months now. I work outside 12 hrs a day through all types of terrain. These are the 2nd pair I’ve had of these. I love these boots, very lightweight and very comfortable. Only thing sucks is they tear up easily in the toe and now I already have cuts in them. Only point that I hate about these boots.

Great boots...damage easily

May 09, 2019
I’ve had these boots for approximately 2 months now. I work outside 12 hrs a day through all types of terrain. These are the 2nd pair I’ve had of these. I love these boots, very lightweight and very comfortable. Only thing sucks is they tear up easily in the toe and now I already have cuts in them. Only point that I hate about these boots.
Bates Footwear's reply

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

Love this boot - by , Feb 15, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I bought these primarily for work, but they fit, feel so good I wear them all the time. I drive commercial truck, and work hours are about 16 hr some day. They are just as comfy in the morning, as they are at night, when they come off. I wish I had a second pair, as I know I will get a lot of use from these.a lot better than the ultra lites, I had those for 6 mo, and the treads came right off,Try to fix them but no luck the Raide are my favorite.....

Love this boot

Feb 15, 2019
I bought these primarily for work, but they fit, feel so good I wear them all the time. I drive commercial truck, and work hours are about 16 hr some day. They are just as comfy in the morning, as they are at night, when they come off. I wish I had a second pair, as I know I will get a lot of use from these.a lot better than the ultra lites, I had those for 6 mo, and the treads came right off,Try to fix them but no luck the Raide are my favorite.....
Bates Footwear's reply

Awesome! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Good boot just a half size to big. - by , Dec 31, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Wish I would have bought a half size smaller. I bought the tan 6” ones a couple of weeks beforeand those fit perfect. Maybe it was because of the watwr proof memebrane in thesethat they fit a tad a bigger. Did not notice until worn for the first week. To late to return at that piint so will deal with it. I have owned several pair of Bates boot overmy military and now LE career. You guys make a great product!

Good boot just a half size to big.

Dec 31, 2018
Wish I would have bought a half size smaller. I bought the tan 6” ones a couple of weeks beforeand those fit perfect. Maybe it was because of the watwr proof memebrane in thesethat they fit a tad a bigger. Did not notice until worn for the first week. To late to return at that piint so will deal with it. I have owned several pair of Bates boot overmy military and now LE career. You guys make a great product!
Bates Footwear's reply

We appreciate the awesome feedback! Thank you!

Great Boot - by , Dec 12, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Great looking boot that feels good even after a twelve hour work day on my feet.This boot also has great features such a side zip for easy on and off and a waterproof lining.

Great Boot

Dec 12, 2018
Great looking boot that feels good even after a twelve hour work day on my feet.This boot also has great features such a side zip for easy on and off and a waterproof lining.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the great feedback!

Wides run small. - by , Oct 17, 2018
3/ 5 Stars
I purchased these boots for my hubby. He wanted running shoe bottoms and comfort. I received these today and they are 11 extra wides which is what I ordered. They are thinner through the width by about 3/4 of an inch then his older regular width boots. Boots look great just really thin.

Wides run small.

Oct 17, 2018
I purchased these boots for my hubby. He wanted running shoe bottoms and comfort. I received these today and they are 11 extra wides which is what I ordered. They are thinner through the width by about 3/4 of an inch then his older regular width boots. Boots look great just really thin.
Bates Footwear's reply

Always happy to help at 866.699.7374 if you need us and thank you for your feedback.

I love these boots - by , Oct 11, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Wore them for the first time on a ride. was on motorcycle for 7+ hours that day and on my feet about the same number of hours. Feet didnt hurt and they were very comfortable.

I love these boots

Oct 11, 2018
Wore them for the first time on a ride. was on motorcycle for 7+ hours that day and on my feet about the same number of hours. Feet didnt hurt and they were very comfortable.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the love!

Great boot - by , Jul 28, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Comfortable, easy to get on and off with the side zip. Light boot and waterproof works great. Went running in the rain and had great traction and stayed dry.

Great boot

Jul 28, 2018
Comfortable, easy to get on and off with the side zip. Light boot and waterproof works great. Went running in the rain and had great traction and stayed dry.