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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.

Code 6 - 4
Code 6 - 4" Posted: 6/14/14
Reviewer: from Montana
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are my second pair of Bates. I work in a busy automotive shop, and I get about 1 year of every-day wear out of these boots. I also wear them for hiking and other outdoor activities. Good boots overall, but you will have at least a week of break-in time.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted: 6/8/14
Reviewer: R from San Francisco, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Overall they are very comfortable and sturdy. The top of the boot is a bit snug but the boot fit is true to size. I wear them on my scooter and they have great traction.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 6/5/14
Reviewer: H west from San Jose Ca
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm a UPS driver and am very happy with these boots so far. Comfort is a must for me and so far so good.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted: 6/4/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I bought these for riding my motorcycle. I liked them in the picture better than l did in real life. But after trying them on I loved them for their comfort! No breaking in. The top of the boot hurt my leg when I walked but loosening the laces at the top, helped. Good quality and construction.

Code 6 - 6
Code 6 - 6" Side Zip Posted: 5/27/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Ordered these boots for work as an EMT. Right out of the box it is evident that they are lightweight. Quality does not seem to have been sacrificed to produce a lightweight boot. The only thing to note is they ran a half size large.

Delta-8
Delta-8 Posted: 5/20/14
Reviewer: Philip Palmer from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Went through two pairs of these during one stint in Iraq. They are very comfortable, like trail running shoe comfortable, but they are really made for moderate terrain without wearing a heavy load. They are a little too flexible for rocky surfaces and will allow your feet to get bruised by larger rocks occasionally. For banging around the barracks and light duty stuff they are perfect.

Delta-6 Gore-Tex® Side Zip
Delta-6 Gore-Tex® Side Zip Posted: 5/20/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am a paramedic and have gone through many different brands and styles of boots. I wear these boots daily. I am preparing to purchase my third pair of these boots. I wear them out in about 2 years. Best boots I have ever owned. Comfortable right out of the box. Waterproof. The non-slip sole is excellent. There is no need to shop for a different pair.

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8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted: 5/7/14
Reviewer: W Brown from Texas
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really like the boot except where the tongue fold is at inside of the boot. It bulged out into my ankle and was very painful after 15 minutes of wear. Tried to adjust it. No way was I going to be able break it in with that. It was the left one and I think it was perhaps just a bad boot. My other Bates boots have been great.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 5/6/14
Reviewer: PHIL from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I had never purchased boots like this before, so I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into with these. I went with the other reviewers and hoped for the best. That's what I got...the best. From the first time I tried them on, they were incredible. There was no break-in necessary. I did remove the insert and put in a gel insert since I will be walking and standing a lot in them. They are roomy enough in the toe box to allow for heavy socks in the winter but not overly roomy so that feet in thinner socks slide around. I haven't had them long, so I can't comment on how long the bottoms will last yet. The only critique I have is that the top lace eyelet is not a hook like the one below it. It would have been more convenient when putting them on and taking them off if both of the top two lace eyelets were hooks. Spending an extra few seconds is not a big deal though. Awesome boots...quality for the money.

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

I have worn these boots for a couple of days and they are amazing, broke in easily, very comfortable and provide great arch and ankle support. Just perfect!

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 5/1/14
Reviewer: Frederick Goldston from Co. Springs, Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I use these working on a factory floor. Walking about 5 miles in a 12 hour shift. Very comfortable and light. The cushioning on the soles is excellent, and good arch support. Great protective boot for a man who doesn't want to wear sneakers.

Delta Nitro-8 Zip Boot
Delta Nitro-8 Zip Boot Posted: 4/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

My husband has wide feet and these where supposed to come 4E. However, what we received where marked extra wide and not 4E. Thus they did not fit him.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 4/18/14
Reviewer: from Houston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

When SFC discontinued my preferred style for the second time, it was time to move on. I searched for days, found these and just took a chance. As a mechanic, I need a soft toe that's really comfortable and this is it. Great fit and the heel is easy to clean. The only negative would be that the lace needs to be remove from the "hook" at the top every time they are removed. I'm willing to spend the extra ten seconds a day though. I will buy a spare pair just in case these are discontinued.

GX-4 GORE-TEX®
GX-4 GORE-TEX® Posted: 4/5/14
Reviewer: Bill from Moraga
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great shoe for rainy days. I wear it working at UPS. After time the shoes do begin to retain moisture so drying it out each night is important. I'll probably order another new pair when this pair lose their sole. Had them 4 months and they still look new.

GX-4 GORE-TEX®
GX-4 GORE-TEX® Posted: 4/5/14
Reviewer: Bill from Moraga
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great shoe for rainy days. I wear it working at UPS. After time the shoes do begin to retain moisture so drying it out each night is important. I'll probably order another new pair when this pair lose their sole.

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8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 4/3/14
Reviewer: from Evanston IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Four time purchaser of this shoe. Great high ankle support. Lightweight for such a shoe. Hopefully they will still be around for our future fifth purchase. My husband wears them every day. He wears 10 W.

High Gloss Uniform Oxford
High Gloss Uniform Oxford Posted: 3/27/14
Reviewer: David Passwaiter from Florida now
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My last pair lasted me 8 years before the sole fell apart. The most comfortable shoes I have ever had.

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