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24% of reviewers recommend this product

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Outstanding - by , Jan 08, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I was issued 3 pairs of these boots while in the marines (2 regular and 1 steel toe) only one of those pairs have become unusable and the other 2 still fit and work perfectly close to 5 years later, I still wear them when going hiking, shooting or just about any outdoor activity and I havent had a problem with them, I'm definitely going to get another pair as a backup pair to have in my bug out bag once I can actually afford them!.

Outstanding

Jan 08, 2020
I was issued 3 pairs of these boots while in the marines (2 regular and 1 steel toe) only one of those pairs have become unusable and the other 2 still fit and work perfectly close to 5 years later, I still wear them when going hiking, shooting or just about any outdoor activity and I havent had a problem with them, I'm definitely going to get another pair as a backup pair to have in my bug out bag once I can actually afford them!.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Not built to last - by , Oct 10, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
I bought these boots from a third party seller for a workshop-type job that required steel cap boots a couple of months ago and the shoddy soles have already disintegrated. The right heel has peeled away revealing a hollow space and really thin rubber. There are also multiple cracks all along the bottom just from general walking. For the price you're paying for a pair of military grade boots, it's an absolute joke. I've not even been wearing them every day since I alternate between another pair of work boots. I also bought a pair of Dunlop steel cap work boots at the same time for £20 which are still going strong. They're one of the most comfortable pairs of work boots I've owned, but pointless if you have to buy another pair every couple of months.

Not built to last

Oct 10, 2019
I bought these boots from a third party seller for a workshop-type job that required steel cap boots a couple of months ago and the shoddy soles have already disintegrated. The right heel has peeled away revealing a hollow space and really thin rubber. There are also multiple cracks all along the bottom just from general walking. For the price you're paying for a pair of military grade boots, it's an absolute joke. I've not even been wearing them every day since I alternate between another pair of work boots. I also bought a pair of Dunlop steel cap work boots at the same time for £20 which are still going strong. They're one of the most comfortable pairs of work boots I've owned, but pointless if you have to buy another pair every couple of months.
Bates Footwear's reply

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Bates USMC Lightweight Durashock boots - by , Aug 08, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These boots are the best hot weather boots I've ever worn. I am a farmer and work boots always kept my feet agonizingly hot during the work day. These Bates boots are just what the doctor ordered. Lightweight, (feels like you're wearing a sneaker), and cushioned comfort from their DuraShocks technology, translates to much less leg fatigue. If you try them I'm sure you won't be sorry.

Bates USMC Lightweight Durashock boots

Aug 08, 2019
These boots are the best hot weather boots I've ever worn. I am a farmer and work boots always kept my feet agonizingly hot during the work day. These Bates boots are just what the doctor ordered. Lightweight, (feels like you're wearing a sneaker), and cushioned comfort from their DuraShocks technology, translates to much less leg fatigue. If you try them I'm sure you won't be sorry.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Best of the Best! - by , Jun 28, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these boots because I was out of options. Regular boots didn't work, Navy Belleville boots didn't work, and I thought boots just weren't for me at all, which was disheartening, and then I wore my brother's boots, these boots, and things changed. I narrowed down my size, 11.5, and bought these January 2018. As of today, June 28, 2019, these boots are by the far the best I wore, and wear. No steel-toe, so your feet are warm in winter, cool in summer, and aren't stifled by any protective toe. Water doesn't seep into the boot easily, which is perfect for my current job, although if you go hire up near the lining, your feet will indeed get wet, but all along the toe, water won't get in, and they dry easy. Very comfortable boot to wear and with constant use you can break them in easy. I love these boots and look forward to shopping from Bates once again. The only drawback is the coyote color. At my job, we are changing uniforms, so I have to now wear black trousers and boots. Please Bates, look into making a black pair just like the ones I bought, they're great. On the upside, although I have to shelve these wonderful boots, I know where I'm getting my next pair from. NOTE: I wear 11.5 in running shoes, so these boots are true to size.

Best of the Best!

Jun 28, 2019
Bought these boots because I was out of options. Regular boots didn't work, Navy Belleville boots didn't work, and I thought boots just weren't for me at all, which was disheartening, and then I wore my brother's boots, these boots, and things changed. I narrowed down my size, 11.5, and bought these January 2018. As of today, June 28, 2019, these boots are by the far the best I wore, and wear. No steel-toe, so your feet are warm in winter, cool in summer, and aren't stifled by any protective toe. Water doesn't seep into the boot easily, which is perfect for my current job, although if you go hire up near the lining, your feet will indeed get wet, but all along the toe, water won't get in, and they dry easy. Very comfortable boot to wear and with constant use you can break them in easy. I love these boots and look forward to shopping from Bates once again. The only drawback is the coyote color. At my job, we are changing uniforms, so I have to now wear black trousers and boots. Please Bates, look into making a black pair just like the ones I bought, they're great. On the upside, although I have to shelve these wonderful boots, I know where I'm getting my next pair from. NOTE: I wear 11.5 in running shoes, so these boots are true to size.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the high praise! We're thrilled these worked for you!

Loved the ability to move in these boots. - by , May 15, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I was looking for a pair of boots to be able to run in that didn't feel like I was being constrained. These were my second boot, and they were great. Bought them in a half size too small though. After I read all the reviews about being a size too big, I bought them in a full size down from my usual 9.5.(so I bought an 8.5). Now I have some different size feet, but I think the reviews meant just a half size too large and not an actual full size. I returned the 8.5 boots and are patiently waiting for the 9.0 to come in.

Loved the ability to move in these boots.

May 15, 2019
I was looking for a pair of boots to be able to run in that didn't feel like I was being constrained. These were my second boot, and they were great. Bought them in a half size too small though. After I read all the reviews about being a size too big, I bought them in a full size down from my usual 9.5.(so I bought an 8.5). Now I have some different size feet, but I think the reviews meant just a half size too large and not an actual full size. I returned the 8.5 boots and are patiently waiting for the 9.0 to come in.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your outstanding feedback!

Good product, just came a little smaller on in the width than expected. - by , May 13, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Just break them in and make sure to get about 1- 1 1/2 size smaller. Make sure you know your foot width.

Good product, just came a little smaller on in the width than expected.

May 13, 2019
Just break them in and make sure to get about 1- 1 1/2 size smaller. Make sure you know your foot width.
Little too big - by , Mar 05, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Amazing boot but fits about a size larger than expected.

Little too big

Mar 05, 2019
Amazing boot but fits about a size larger than expected.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your feedback. Give the team a ring at 866.699.7374, we are here to help!

Awesome, just too big! - by , Mar 01, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
These boots are everything they are advertised to be, with the exception that they are a bit larger than expected. Not a deal breaker!

Awesome, just too big!

Mar 01, 2019
These boots are everything they are advertised to be, with the exception that they are a bit larger than expected. Not a deal breaker!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your feedback. Give the team a ring at 866.699.7374, we are here to help!

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!
Bates Footwear's reply

We love being your favorite! Thank you for the awesome feedback!

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 !