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8" Steel Toe EH Insulated Zip Posted: 1/22/15
Reviewer: David L from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Never had a boot chafe so much. Top of the boot where the leather meets the fabric was poorly done. It just keep rubbing against my shin. After a day's worth of work, I noticed it broke skin even with the long socks I can protecting me. I had a great Bates ST 3 years ago. I don't know why they messed up their design.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Posted: 1/14/15
Reviewer: Andrew Muniz from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Not fit for military. I am in the military and got these boots about 3 months ago. They seemed to have all the features I was looking for, but I was a little hesitant because of the price. I must say they are very comfortable and easy to put on and take off, but the durability is not, by any means up to par with the likes of Danner and Red Wing boots. The outsole started peeling off within a month of wearing these. I spend most of my time on a ship and was not happy with this purchase. Save your money and invest in a better product.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted: 1/12/15
Reviewer: from Bay Area, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

A friend of mine had a pair of these and I really liked them although after buying a pair for myself, I do not like them as much on me. I wear an 8½. I bought the 8½ and they fit perfectly. The boots are well made, not super comfortable, just ok. I am a boot girl and the more rugged the better but these - I am just not loving them.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted: 1/11/15
Reviewer: Rebecca McDonough from Orcas Island, WA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Seem fairly well made, and are largely comfy. I'm not used to an above-the-ankle shoe, so that took a little getting used to. One note: I like to wear fairly thick socks, and don't think I have "cankles" ;) but I ran out of shoelace to put through the top hooks! I had to purchase longer bootlaces for these than the ones that came with the shoes.

Lites® Black High Gloss
Lites® Black High Gloss Posted: 12/31/14
Reviewer: from Louisiana
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are good for someone with a wide foot. They are classic looking formal footwear. My husband said his feet ached after a few hours but he did not break them in first. This is just the nature of patent leather.

Code 6 - 4
Code 6 - 4" Posted: 12/13/14
Reviewer: Jessie from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

After 3 weeks the heel came unglued and an eyelet broke. I was very disappointed in this boot. I returned it to Zappos and was very happy with Zappos.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 11/25/14
Reviewer: Alex Rios from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots really surprised me. I had been spending almost double on a similar type boots that didn't last past 6 months of daily use. Always wearing unevenly, I am a large man, 420lbs. This boot has taken all of it. They have lasted a year but for me that is Amazing life...and they are still comfortable for all daily use. But they are looking a bit rough. So I am ordering my new pair today.

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8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted: 11/23/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just the best boots I have ever had. I had a pair when I was in the US Navy, and they lasted the longest. Now as a civilian I have had them last 5+ years! Nothing else really seems to come close, I have no idea why these boots are so hard to find in major retail stores (I'm looking at you, department stores. jerks.)

GX-4 GORE-TEX®
GX-4 GORE-TEX® Posted: 11/20/14
Reviewer: from Chicago
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Mine are 3 years old. Were great for cold Bears games for two years. And they handled snow and ice great! Felt confident when walking around on the street or sidewalks. Overall I'm happy with them. But this season they didn't keep my feet warm during the games even with foot warmer packs so they got to go.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 11/14/14
Reviewer: Neal S. from Chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Beware - these boots are not marked "4E" on the boot or on the box it comes in. They are only labeled "EW," as in "extra-wide." To me, it felt like a 2E at most; I could jam my feet in with a shoehorn, but I would never wear them like that. These should not be cross-categorized as "4E," in my opinion.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Posted: 11/8/14
Reviewer: from Denver
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great boots. I'm on my second pair. They last a long time, stay warm for the winter and cool for the summer. I am an officer in Colorado and have traded in my Danners for these boots. Easy on zipper works well and my feet are very comfortable. I can last on my feet all day on the pavement. I highly reccomend these boots.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 11/3/14
Reviewer: Michael Breen from Boston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these boots for work. Usually have them on for 14 hours or more. They are the most comfortable boots I've owned in 13 years as a firefighter. Highly recommend these boots.

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8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted: 10/27/14
Reviewer: Aj from Cincinnati
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Perfect in every way. I am a landscaper and very few boots cut the mustard. These do. The tread is burly. I could walk up the side of a wall, if I wanted to. The zipper is sweet at the end of the day. Zip, zip and you're out of 'em.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 10/24/14
Reviewer: John M. from Holly, Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very comfortable. I am on my feet 10 hours a day and these are some of the best boots I have ever owned. This is my second pair,First pair lasted two years in a shop environment. Buy these! And buy them from Zappos, they are outstanding.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 10/19/14
Reviewer: from York, Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable boot. Husband uses it for his job at a power plant. He says they keep his feet warm and dry.

5
5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted: 10/5/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Comfortable around the toe but heel kept sliding up and down. Not true to fit. Returning.

Zero Mass 8
Zero Mass 8" Posted: 8/26/14
Reviewer: Robert Wical from Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Some of the people reviewing these boots say they run small and narrow. I found that the boots would fit me well if I had just ordered my normal size.

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8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: Paul Georg from Pittsburgh, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I tore my plantar fascia and was wearing a cam boot. It was too big and I kept tripping. I bought these and took out the insole and used the padding from the cam boot. WOW! I am able to wake with minimal pain. This is a VERY comfortable boot. I ordered a 2E and it is not very wide. I may but the same pair in shoe form after I am healed.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: Jeff Yonuss from All over
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am an EOD tech and always working outdoors all over the world. These are the best boots I own so far. The side zipper is a big plus when taking these off. They are holding really well. Had them for about month now. If they make it through one full year, then they are worth the price.

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8" Durashocks® Lace-To-Toe Side Zip Posted: 7/7/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Overall, this is a pretty good boot. The shock absorption is really good. The boots run about 1/2 size big. I probably won't buy these again mainly because they soles can't be easily(or inexpensively) replaced. The shoe repairer I use quoted me a lot to do the job. I know it doesn't help retailers out much, but I'm tired of throwing away boots with good uppers and worn soles.

Lites® Black High Gloss
Lites® Black High Gloss Posted: 7/4/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

So I got these for my husband because after 30 so years his old ones broke down. He loved these, he said:" These are same ones but improved, they are more comfortable." They are sleek, shiny and comfy. And if they are going to last another 20 years, it is a bargain purchase again. I recommend them highly.

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