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28% of reviewers recommend this product

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The Best Boot Of Them All! - by , Dec 12, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I wanted workboots to wear for my job, Grocery/Produce in retail, and my past boots had failed me. Either they smoked my feet out with a rancid smell, or stabbed knives into the soles of my feet, so, out of options, and pointed in the direction of these boots by a good friend, I estimated the size and ordered me a pair. I have no regrets. My feet breath in these boots and although at first they may seem stiff, they adjust properly with constant use and become more like your average shoes than a heavy, clunky boot. My feet feel great in these boots. They don't sweat bad in these and after four or five months of constant use, they still don't stink. Just last week, I worked Produce and was soaked in water from my work, the boots included. They dried quickly and my feet were not even wet from all the water. As I said, they don't stink whatsoever, even after getting wet. This particular boot has no steel-toe and keeps your toes warm during the winter I attest to this and so does a relative. Just bought a second pair for said relative who loves em' too because of how warm his feet are in the boots. Bates is the best out there and nothing will change that!

The Best Boot Of Them All!

Dec 12, 2018
I wanted workboots to wear for my job, Grocery/Produce in retail, and my past boots had failed me. Either they smoked my feet out with a rancid smell, or stabbed knives into the soles of my feet, so, out of options, and pointed in the direction of these boots by a good friend, I estimated the size and ordered me a pair. I have no regrets. My feet breath in these boots and although at first they may seem stiff, they adjust properly with constant use and become more like your average shoes than a heavy, clunky boot. My feet feel great in these boots. They don't sweat bad in these and after four or five months of constant use, they still don't stink. Just last week, I worked Produce and was soaked in water from my work, the boots included. They dried quickly and my feet were not even wet from all the water. As I said, they don't stink whatsoever, even after getting wet. This particular boot has no steel-toe and keeps your toes warm during the winter I attest to this and so does a relative. Just bought a second pair for said relative who loves em' too because of how warm his feet are in the boots. Bates is the best out there and nothing will change that!
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3 YEARS STRONG!! - by , Nov 29, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I've been wearing these boots 5 days per week for the last 3 years.. including in the summer. They are extremely comfortable, including in extreme weather hot/cold (New England Weather) The Wolverine leather is really unique, keeps the feet comfortable, and they are also easy to clean. - After 3 years , I can say with confidence that I'm looking forward to buy a second pair. 1- Fit perfectly - Comfort level 10/10 2- Temperature on both conditions hot/cold - 8.5/10 3 - Material quality 10/10 4- Easy to put on/off - 9.5/10 - Bottom line Highly recommend !

3 YEARS STRONG!!

Nov 29, 2018
I've been wearing these boots 5 days per week for the last 3 years.. including in the summer. They are extremely comfortable, including in extreme weather hot/cold (New England Weather) The Wolverine leather is really unique, keeps the feet comfortable, and they are also easy to clean. - After 3 years , I can say with confidence that I'm looking forward to buy a second pair. 1- Fit perfectly - Comfort level 10/10 2- Temperature on both conditions hot/cold - 8.5/10 3 - Material quality 10/10 4- Easy to put on/off - 9.5/10 - Bottom line Highly recommend !
Best boots Ive ever worn but not perfect - by , Nov 05, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
So I've had 2 of these boots, the first I bought in early 2016, 2nd I bought in mid 2017. Both pairs were great but Ive had major issues with both I originally bought because the Rat boots gave me stress fractures in both shins where the skin flexes over the boot, so I bought the lights since they flex more with ur shin. The first pair the front part near the first lace dug into my foot and gave me marks but thankfully no scarring, it took 2 months for it to stop and I hated them, they eventually became very comfortable and I preferred over the Rat boots, eventually they got really bad and someone threw them out or something while I had them drying while covered in mud and I never found them again. I bought a second pair and surprisingly didnt have the same pain of it digging into my foot despite being the same size. These I still have and they serve me well in CFT's and obstacle courses while everyone else clomps around in rat boots, I can never imagine using rat boots again, a problem arose tho when I stepped on a sharp stick, it went through the sole into my foot and it had to be pulled out from the bottom with tweezers, they now obviously get water in them when I step in a puddle. In both pairs the durability isnt really that great, they both become extremely faded and messy looking in combat conditions and I'm a reservists, so having both pairs be discolored ranging from light tan to dark brown and black in areas and not being waterproof anymore after what Im guessing is 70-80 field days for the 2nd pair isnt really that great. None-the-less I will use them still for everything except for under 40F since they are not great for the cold.

Best boots Ive ever worn but not perfect

Nov 05, 2018
So I've had 2 of these boots, the first I bought in early 2016, 2nd I bought in mid 2017. Both pairs were great but Ive had major issues with both I originally bought because the Rat boots gave me stress fractures in both shins where the skin flexes over the boot, so I bought the lights since they flex more with ur shin. The first pair the front part near the first lace dug into my foot and gave me marks but thankfully no scarring, it took 2 months for it to stop and I hated them, they eventually became very comfortable and I preferred over the Rat boots, eventually they got really bad and someone threw them out or something while I had them drying while covered in mud and I never found them again. I bought a second pair and surprisingly didnt have the same pain of it digging into my foot despite being the same size. These I still have and they serve me well in CFT's and obstacle courses while everyone else clomps around in rat boots, I can never imagine using rat boots again, a problem arose tho when I stepped on a sharp stick, it went through the sole into my foot and it had to be pulled out from the bottom with tweezers, they now obviously get water in them when I step in a puddle. In both pairs the durability isnt really that great, they both become extremely faded and messy looking in combat conditions and I'm a reservists, so having both pairs be discolored ranging from light tan to dark brown and black in areas and not being waterproof anymore after what Im guessing is 70-80 field days for the 2nd pair isnt really that great. None-the-less I will use them still for everything except for under 40F since they are not great for the cold.
just as they always were - by , Sep 04, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
just wish they were less expensive.. I buy 2 per year plus the black flight boots with side zipper..

just as they always were

Sep 04, 2018
just wish they were less expensive.. I buy 2 per year plus the black flight boots with side zipper..
Great product for garrison. - by , Aug 30, 2018
2/ 5 Stars
I have had these boots for a while now. For garrison they are great, lightweight boots. But after wearing them for numerous PT sessions, the boots left scarring on my foot. Definitely something to be cautious of.

Great product for garrison.

Aug 30, 2018
I have had these boots for a while now. For garrison they are great, lightweight boots. But after wearing them for numerous PT sessions, the boots left scarring on my foot. Definitely something to be cautious of.
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Great features - by , Aug 20, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Pleased with my purchase

Great features

Aug 20, 2018
Pleased with my purchase
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Great Boots... Very Happy! - by , May 24, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I purchased the light weight USMC Durashock boots and found them to be probably the most comfortable boots I've warn. Took no time to break them in. I'd definitely recommend tghem.

Great Boots... Very Happy!

May 24, 2018
I purchased the light weight USMC Durashock boots and found them to be probably the most comfortable boots I've warn. Took no time to break them in. I'd definitely recommend tghem.
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Thanks for the feedback!

Overall great. - by , May 14, 2018
4/ 5 Stars
Great boot, lightweight. Inside boot by toe may feel like your getting stabbed by the material but if you break then in their fine.

Overall great.

May 14, 2018
Great boot, lightweight. Inside boot by toe may feel like your getting stabbed by the material but if you break then in their fine.
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To Narrow - by , May 10, 2018
2/ 5 Stars
Bought these after reading all the outstanding reviews, but apparently Bates' definition of Extra Wide is a whole lot different than every other boot manufacturer out there. The extra wide were so narrow, I couldn't even get my foot into them. That's after ordering a whole size bigger because I use orthotics(didn't even attempt to put the orthotics in, the boots were so narrow)

To Narrow

May 10, 2018
Bought these after reading all the outstanding reviews, but apparently Bates' definition of Extra Wide is a whole lot different than every other boot manufacturer out there. The extra wide were so narrow, I couldn't even get my foot into them. That's after ordering a whole size bigger because I use orthotics(didn't even attempt to put the orthotics in, the boots were so narrow)
Bates Footwear's reply

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

Inconsistency in Feet Sizing - by , May 07, 2018
3/ 5 Stars
These boots are great, but have minor setbacks. One foot fit great after I went half a size down, but the other feet has a little space that rubs the heel when walking/running. I’ve heard this is a thing with bates manufacturers, so I went with it. Also, the boot bite where the laces start is also another problem, but after it’s been on the feet for about an hour, it’s isn’t as noticeable.

Inconsistency in Feet Sizing

May 07, 2018
These boots are great, but have minor setbacks. One foot fit great after I went half a size down, but the other feet has a little space that rubs the heel when walking/running. I’ve heard this is a thing with bates manufacturers, so I went with it. Also, the boot bite where the laces start is also another problem, but after it’s been on the feet for about an hour, it’s isn’t as noticeable.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are always happy to help. Please give us a call at 866.699.7374 if we can. Thank you.