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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

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Serve and protect your feet with Bates® Men's Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boots. The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) insert has a shock-absorbing polyurethane heel and forepart pads. A removable insert provides lightweight and adjustable comfort. Whether you're on urban or rural terrain, these tactical sport boots will provide you with the lightweight and athletic performance to optimize your response time.

Bates Men's 8" Tactical Sport Side-Zip Duty Boots feature:

  • Full grain leather and 1680 ballistic nylon upper
  • Breathable PK mesh lining
  • YKK® nylon side zipper with leather tab cover for easy on and off
  • Cushioned removable insert
  • Enforcer series Ultra-Lites™ rubber outsole is oil and slip-resistant
  • Athletic cement construction
  • Fiberglass shank
  • Non-metallic construction is air-port friendly
  • Soft padded collar
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) midsole provides lightweight cushioning
  • 23 oz
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Bates Boots - September 21, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Malvern, OH


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Bates boots are the only boots hat I can order off line and they fit perfect ever ! Thanks Jerry

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Boots - June 19, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
American Canyon, CA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I absolutely love these boots. They are very comfortable, great for being on your feet for several hours and the zipper is pretty sturdy. I bought some 5.11 Tactical boots with a zipper and the zipper broke in less than a week. I had the zipper replaced by 5.11 (at there expense) and when I received my boot back, it broke that night I went on duty. I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for a great pair of boots that won't disappoint you.

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful
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VERY NICE BOOT - May 27, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
CARLISLE, AR


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a jailer and have been wearing these boots for almost 2 month now they are very comfortable, lightweight, and easy to get on and off unlike some boots. I'd reccomend them to anyone looking for boots.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful
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Correctional Officer - May 24, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Ive been wearing these boots for a little over 10 months now, they are extremely comfortable. Other than a few cracks on the toe, the boots are still going strong, may even last me the whole year.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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Firefighter - March 14, 2014
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4 out of 5 stars
Mill Creek, PA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are very comfortable, however they seem to almost keep my feet too warm.

12 out of 15 people found this review helpful
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Can you say Comfortable! - November 29, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
Clarksburg, WV, WV


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

After a year I'm buying another pair of these. Not because anything was wrong with them other than some scuffs. I tried to make them look better and spray "never wet" on them, DON"T USE never wet! ruined them! Oh well, at least I get a new pair of boots. I've worn these for 8 to 15 hour shifts; wet, dry, cold and hot days...my feet stayed comfortable! Exactly what I need and want!

20 out of 20 people found this review helpful
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Great Boots - November 07, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
California, CA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have been using these for years, so far still my favorite.

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful
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Armed Security Patrol - October 24, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
CINCINNATI, OH


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Excellent boot. Just bought my third pair. The previous pair lasted me for over three years of wearing it every day in every enviroment. Only replacing it because the sole has finally worn down, still usable. Super durable and very lightweight and confortable, even after being on your feet for a twelve hour shift. Best buy out there.

21 out of 23 people found this review helpful
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GREAT BOOT - October 17, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
Allentown, PA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots lasted me well over year, upwards of two years I believe. Very comfortable, soles wore evenly, no seem blow outs or issues with zip sides like some other brands. By far one of the most comfortable pair of duty boots I have owned to date. I still were them outside of work because they just fit like a glove.

16 out of 18 people found this review helpful
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Great quality boots made with cheap materials - September 14, 2013
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4 out of 5 stars
San Francisco, CA


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This boot is very light and masculine looking. Upon closer inspection I noticed the metal pull on the zipper is much smaller than the ones from past years. The shoe laces width have literally shrunk to half. Overal the boot is fine for now and will see how it last's in the coming month's.

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful
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lacks warranty - August 27, 2013
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1 out of 5 stars
Fremont, OH


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This is my 2nd. pair. The first pair I bought, the second pair was covered under warranty. The second pair has seams that are separating and the sole is coming apart from the boot and cracking. The second pair was replaced the beginning of 2010. I work 8 hours on the road, and the rest of the time is mainly indoors as a Sheriff's Deputy. Gall's and Wolverine(manufacture) state it is only 1 year warranty for this boot. I take care of of my equipment including boots, but they should last longer than 3 years. Comfortable boots, easy on, easy off. easy to care for as well. Just not happy with how long they last or warranty.

17 out of 26 people found this review helpful
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Gets the job done - August 24, 2013
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3 out of 5 stars
Nashville, TN


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these boots for 10 months. In regards to comfort, I'm pretty happy with them. They're an upgrade from my beginnings (wearing Jungle and Desert Tan Issued), however I have 3 year old PT shoes that are in better condition than these boots. At month 4 the toes started separating from the sole. At month 6 the sole started breaking down and coming away in chunks. Also, the insole breaks down quickly. I guess if you have multiple pairs of these boots to wear over the course of a week they'd last forever - but I don't. Would I buy them again? Sure....unless I found a better value elsewhere.

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful
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great boot - August 09, 2013
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4 out of 5 stars
buffalo, NY


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

most comfortable boot I have ever worn. Can stand for 8 hours on post doing security and my feet feel fine.. to an extent lol. Now I wear diff boots cuz I have to wear tan boot that are non leather

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Great boot - June 30, 2013
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4 out of 5 stars
rumford, ME


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

this boot is a great boot I wear them every day there comfortable and even when they start breaking down. the heel liner is ripped apart making it hard to get the boot off but once my foots in I don't even notice it

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful
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Best boot I've ever owned, and wont buy anything else - April 18, 2012
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5 out of 5 stars
Not specified, ..


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

VERY light and durable in my opinion. Only buying a new pair because the ones I have now are beat up (still very usable, just look like hell) and I'm starting a new job.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful
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June 05, 2011
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I purchased these boots on Monday and they arrived on Tuesday. They have to be the most comfortable boots I have ever had. I could stand in them for hours at a time and my feet still feel fine. Definitely recommend these boots.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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February 24, 2011
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

THESE ARE THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE BOOTS EVER WORN, ZIPPER BROKE AFTER 2 MONTHS OF USE.

3 out of 8 people found this review helpful
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July 11, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Got these boots for a corrections job. Have been an MP before this, and for the price these are close to the best boots I have owned. easy to shine, put on, and comfortable. Only complaint is they are a little warm but again for the price great boot.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful
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March 16, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

i love these boots! i bought them awhile ago and they are working and still holding up to the standards that they say. Highley Recommended to anyone that is looking for a great boot! im ordering my new pair soon!!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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January 19, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

these boots are great i'm a fire science student at LSSU in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and they are the most comfortable boot that i have ever bought in my life.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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December 22, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought a pair of these boots the week i started the academy. i put them on right out of the box, drove five hours to the academy, wore them for 12 weeks and they still look brand new. i just ordered another pair.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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December 08, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am Going on my 4th pair of this style Boots and I love them, I wear them out on the soles after about a year or so, but they go through allot.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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November 25, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

good boot for the price.... i got 6mnths out of my last pair and i'm 300lbs. and work 12hr shifts in a jail an spend 11 of them on my feet... looks like a boot built like a shoe...

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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November 17, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I HAVE WORKED IN A JOINT TASK FORCE FOR 11 YEARS AS A NARCOTICS DETECTIVE, SERVING ARREST AND SEARCH WARRENTS. THESE BOOTS ARE THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD ON MY FEET AND HAVE ALL 7 MEMBERS OF MY UNIT NOW WEARING THEM ALL WITH THE SAME RESPONSE AS I HAVE. N.Y.P.D

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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October 29, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Work in State Park and this boot I have had for 4 years! Comfortable and durable. Zippers great and even wear them off work most of the time. Buying another pair soon!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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October 22, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I've had my first pair of this particular boot for 2 yrs now. I am ordering my second pair. The boot held up well as I wear them everyday for 12 hrs in all weather. I am very happy with this boot. Recommended!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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October 11, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Great boot, I work not only as a security officer but as an EMT and have never had a more comfortable or easier to break in boot. Am ordering a second pair!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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September 22, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

They only lasted about 8 months. Now the bottom is wearing through. They feel great. I walk around 8 hours a day 5 days a week on foot patrol. I will be buying another pair when water starts to get in the bottom holes.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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July 29, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Hands down, the best boots I have ever worn. Easy to break in, and lasts.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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July 24, 2009
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

ive had these boots for about 6months so far and they are extreamly comfortable but after working scout camp for 3 weeks the zipper separated and then busted all together. would not recomend

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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June 23, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought these boots for daily wear, on my motorcycle and at work. I've had them for a year now, and just had the first problem. Soles are starting to wear thin, and a seam has broken on the left achilles area. I ride to/from work, walk all day, and sometimes wear them around the house after I get home. Very comfortable. My daughter also has a pair. She wears them when she rides behind me on the bike, and at work. She is on her feet all day (chef's assistant) and loves them for their comfort and stability.

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May 21, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are only 1 year old and the heel of the rubber sole came loose. Other than that the boot was very comforable, but I can't afford to relace them every year.

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April 29, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I've just received these boots and, for the money, they seem to be of pretty decent fit and quality. How long will they last? Only time will tell.

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April 10, 2009
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Takes a while to get broke in but overall boot is good.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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April 07, 2009
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

At first I was impressed, these boots were light & comfortable. However within a year I found their water resistance, comfort & structural integrity had deteriorated dramatically. They are not bad, but I recommend for light duty only.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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March 12, 2009
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These are very light but the foam rubber that holds the sole to the leather breaks free after 3 months. Buy better boots, not these. I was using them in an office setting as well!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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January 14, 2009
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I used these boots for almost two years and they worked for what I needed them. Of course, three weeks of SWAT school ruined these boots--tore the leather out of the outsole. Don't buy these boots if you intend to give them a beating.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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January 08, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have been buying these boots year after year. I work construction and I beat the daylights out of my boots. These are lightwieght yet tough enough to last me 12-14 months of daily abuse. Even the zippers have never broken or jammed.

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December 31, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are fantastic! They are very light, and continue to stay warm even in the coldest weather! Good sole pattern, and the zippers help when removing while wearing rain gear etc.... They have virtually no break in period, and always look good after a long hard day!

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December 26, 2008
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots last only two months before they start to unglue and come a part at the heels. Other officers at my unit experienced the same problems! Magnums seem to hold up the best next to Danner's.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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October 31, 2008
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are uncomfortable, the lace hooks dig into the ankle to the point I couldn't walk, the heel is falling apart...worst boot bates has made.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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October 24, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

For the price they are GREAT. They are very comfortable; however, they do not have a lot of cushion. They've lasted me a little over a year and I never take them off work 40 hours a week plus; and, wearing them casually. They look great and they are slim which I like. However, after a year they they finally ripped and the sole is falling apart. They are constructed well; but, not great. Will hold up but are very soft.

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July 15, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

good boot no complants.

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May 27, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are amazing, i wear them all day everyday. I use them at work tromping through mud and i use them during PT when i run 2-4 miles a day, ive had them for 2 months now and they have taken a beating, but when you use the free boot care kit they return to their origional shine. I didnt have any problem with the sizing, i have wide feet and have always had trouble finding footwear, these are awesome! no break in time. Comftorble out of the box. i give them 5 stars because there is no option for 6 stars Wes Beem Z-ville OH

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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May 11, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This boot is a good boot. I am on my 6th pair in 10 years. But only bad thing is little arch support. But they are very comfortable and lightweight and I wear them year round in Pennsylvania. I will buy bates for a long time to come.

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April 29, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I can't begin to tell you how great these boots work. The light-weight, durable, slip-resistant features are noticeable. Compared to my jungle boots... well, there is no comparison.

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April 21, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Only reason I wore the first pair out was riding a Harley off duty! Great in all aspects! L C Egerton, Wilmington NC

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April 10, 2008
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

What have they done? They slip on the slightest wet smooth ground, older ones didn't budge on anything and lasted longer, so bring back the old compound again please and make them slip resistant.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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April 09, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought these boots and put them through all different types of torture. I am in the ems field and auto tech. there hasn't been anything that has ripped them up!

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March 30, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Great boot, comfortable right out of the box. First pair I've had, really impressed. Also very light, good for anyone that's on their feet alot.

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March 25, 2008
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought these boots because a co-worker recommended them. However, I am undecided.

PROS: Light, Looks great, good leather quality.

Cons: Long break-in period, seam above the heel wears out fast and cuts into your achilles tendon, they are sized way too big. I am a 13 in most all other boots, but I am a 11 in this one.

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February 26, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Light, Waterproof (to a point) plenty of traction in all weather, warm in winter cool in summer. Just ordered my second pair, first lasted over a year of hard duty abuse. Only issue was the sole delaminated from the rest of the boot. Next year I will get anothe pair too.

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February 26, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had 3 pairs of these boots and they are great. 1 problem with a zipper otherwise they are the best I have worn.

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February 12, 2008
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I would never buy these boots agan. I had two pair of them and both times the zippers broke.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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February 01, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a firefighter in Winnsboro and going to EMT school so I am in them all the time, they're awesome.

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January 29, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have owned two pair of these boots. I am on my feet 10 hrs a shift whether in the jail or transporting prisoners and they have always proved comfortable. Yeah the zipper pulls broke after a couple of years, but a couple of small key rings fixed that. All in all, a good value.

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January 23, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have worn this boot now for approximately four years and they are still going strong. I work 12 hour days in a correctional environment and I am on my feet most of the day. These are the most comfortable boots that I have ever had and I will buy this boot again if this pair ever breaks down.

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January 22, 2008
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are very light. Not bad in price, look good and have great traction in the snow. The only thing that I could worry about these boots is the Zipper might break. I have had them for 3 months now. The zipper seems to not work at 100% already.

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January 10, 2008
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these boots for 3 years. Unfortunately I have gone through at least 1 pair each year. I like them because they are light and it makes foot pursuits a little easier. The soles do wear out fast if you are constantly wearing them, but I will buy again.

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December 24, 2007
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These are not very good boots. I went through two pair in less than a year. same problem both times with the zipper breaking. Would spend the money on another boot.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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December 16, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots lasted me exactly 1 year before the leather on the rear heel began to rip and the sole came unglued. Over all comfort was excellent, about a 40 hour break-in period. I am in Corrections and these were a decent boot for the money.

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December 09, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these for 3 years and finally the zipper broke after 3 years of kicking them off to put my bunker gear on. They really hold up well for Fire/EMS.

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December 04, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I own a pair of these boots, you just cannot wear them out, very comfortable and good for the price.

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November 25, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had my boots for over a year, They still look good, zippers function just fine, they are Comforatable. I work more than just 24/48, somtimes its 48/24 and I also wear these when I ride my Harley. My opinion they fit and wear great, I will Buy another pair if and when these ever wear out.

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November 16, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought these boots a year and a half ago and they have held up great! I'm on my feet 9 and 10 hours a day! Zip on and off fast and have had no structure issues at all. Odering new pair very soon!

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November 13, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work as an EMT in Boston where walking is a must. These boots were comfortable once they were broken in. For the money these boots were great compared to more pricy versions. My only advice is don't lace the plastic tabs on the side. They hurt the sides of my feet. Once I skipped lacing the plastic tabs on the side theses boots were great. I have had mine for two years and they still look like new every time I polish them.

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November 02, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a Security Officer and spend 8-12 hours a day on foot patrol. These boots are extremely comfortable, light weight and are great for warm weather. Furthermore, the zipper is an excellent time saver.

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October 30, 2007
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

With bottom laced snugly enough to stay on, the zipper doesn't open enough to slip my foot out. Must be unlaced - and the upper eyelets aren't speed lacers, very hard to thread laces through. Plus, if I'd known these were made in China, I wouldn't have paid for the bates name.

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October 10, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots have been with me through a two year academy, a summer of security at a theme park (foot patrol on hot asphalt), and now two years of working as a deputy in a jail. I have twelve hour shifts and I am on my feet the whole time. My feet have just recently started bothering me at the end of the day. I think it's time for new insoles. Except for a small amount of wear to the outer sole, these boots still look almost brand new. The toe has been scratched and scuffed many times, but it always buffs out. I just polish them about every 4 months.

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October 05, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I'm a very big guy 6'6 about 315 lbs and I've worn these boots almost daily since July last year they have held up exceptionally well for what they have been through. My only complaint is these boots don't polish as well as others which may be of some concern with some departments and officers.

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October 02, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I could not have asked for a better boot. I have been a Police officer for 3 years and I purchased these boots right out of the academy. I am now purchasing another pair. For the money, you cannot beat them! As for looks, well they are not as much for show as they are duty. However, they do polish up to look very respectable.

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September 28, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I wore these boots everyday for 3 years and they are just now starting to look old. I am in the army ..... they've been in swamps to hot deserts and are still in great shape. BATES did a great job!!!!!!

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September 22, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

My husband loves these boots, he is both career firefighter/medic and volunteer. This is his 3rd pair because he wears them soo much.

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September 17, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I bought these boots almost a year ago for an internship with a full-time department - very comfortable and quick off the feet when you need them to be. I'm now on a voulunteer department, and they're still holding up to everything I go through. I'd recommend them especially for firefighters and EMS personnel who need a fast don, comfortable boot.

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August 31, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These are the lightest boots I have ever owned. I work as a medic and wear this boots over 52hours a week and have always had problems with athlete's feet but not since I bought these boots. The sole doesn't last long but I won't ever wear another boot!!!

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August 09, 2007
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Loved these boots at first. They felt great and were easy to break in. However the zipper broke in less then a month of wear and the heel became unglued. Would not recommend for everday use.

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July 28, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

THREE years! Count em, THREE years I've had this boot. I'm only now buying a new pair because everyone at work is making fun of how ugly they look. The zipper has never broke. They're still as comfortable as ever. No loose strings, no nothing. If it weren't for the fact that I'm a lazy bum who hasn't polished my boots not once in three years and have taken them all over heck and creation, they'd still last me another three years or more. I'm solely buying another pair for appearances. These boots are still great three years later.

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June 12, 2007
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Bates does not live up to their word. Four weeks ago May 22, 2007 was promised to have a return labe mailed. Did not happen as of June 12,2007. Good luck trying to reach Bates.

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June 04, 2007
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This is a light boot. This is the good part about the boot, especially for a bad back. Once laced up though, difficult to put on. Not good for a bad back. Good slip resistant sole which is a requirement for work.

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June 02, 2007
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This is a very good boot.....extremely comfortable!!! My first pair lasted me over 18 months! I'm ordering my second pair right now.

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June 01, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These are great boots for the money. I have had these boots for about 5 months and wear them everyday and have had no problems with them. They are veary comfortable. Great buy.

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May 21, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I've had these boots about a year now. They still feel great and work very well. They are a little hard to shine when scratched, but very comfortable. Well worth the money.

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April 09, 2007
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

My PD issued me these boot. Bottom line, I hate them. My Danner's are 100x's more comfortable at the end of the day. I don't know why everyone thinks these are so comfortable. Would not recomend them.

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February 24, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I love these boots and I am about to purchase my second pair. I wear them everyday and work 10 hours a day. The only down fall is that I work foot patrol in the bar district and the sole wears out after about a year.

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February 15, 2007
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

On my 2nd pair. After nine month zipper broke and the rubber in the rear sides unglued. I use the boots to due yard work. Not a heavy boot.

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February 14, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work on my feet for long periods of time in and out of water, snow and ash. I have had several pair of boots none were as light as these after 16 hours my feet still feel great. Have had some stitching come lose and the tag on the zipper has broke.

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February 04, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Good boot for the money. Makes a great summer boot due to it not having alot of insulation. Feet will get cold in the winter. Zipper did break after about 1 1/2 years.

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November 19, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This is an awsome boot, I work for the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Police and we are on our feet off and on for 13 plus hours a day and these boots are the most comforatble pair I have ever owned. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great duty or tac boot who works long shifts.

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October 19, 2006
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Good boots. Comes off and goes on easy. But zipper broke in about 6 months and starting to fall apart. Good if you dont need to use them alot.

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October 16, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Great boots! I wear a size 13 and they fit perfectly. They don't feel like boots, they feel like tennis shoes. And the best part they are affordable. Good Job bates! Good Job!

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September 03, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Aside from being very comfortable they are extremely easy to pull on and zip up. I lace up my boots about once a month. This will be my duty boot for life.

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August 29, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am on a concrete floor 12 hours a day, 6 and 7 days a week and find these boots to be very light and comfortable even in hot weather. They don't wear quite as well as the heavy leather boots but the trade off is more than worth it and I am ordering my second pair to replace the ones I bought about a year ago.

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August 23, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work in corrections and am on SORT, and these are some of the best boots I've owned. I've had them a year and a half and they're still as good as new. Extremely lightweight, great for running in, and the side zipper is useful when I get a callout.

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August 22, 2006
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Boots are comfortable, but the zipper broke after only 6.5 months of use. When it comes to quality this is not an impressive boot.

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August 18, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I wear these boots for up to 16 hour somedays and my feet feel great at the end of the day. Seriously feels like you walking on soft carpet.

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August 15, 2006
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

My last pair of Bates lasted for three years. The zipper on this pair broke after two days of wear. The quality of the boots seems to have seriously declined and I would not recommend these boots to anyone.

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August 14, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

The great thing first of all is how fast I got the boot ,3 work days from the time I ordered it, great job on GALL's part. The boot themselves are aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable, i'm going to get myself another pair for on duty and use the pair that I bought as a Ranch boot. They are just that comfortable and reliable. I've already been in several messes, such as oil slicks and wet roads, I haven't experienced one slip up yet. All around great boot.

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August 01, 2006
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

The one complaint that I have about these boots is the plastic lace hole above the ankle. This plastic part puts pressure on the side of my foot which is very painful. To fix the problem I skipped the plastic lace hole and just laced the others. Been wearing for about a month no break in as with other shoes I've worn.

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July 25, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Very comfortable, although there could be a bit more padding in the sole. Lasted me 1-1/2 yrs of daily use till it the zipper broke.

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July 19, 2006
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1 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I wouldn't recommend these boots to anyone. I have had mine for 6 months and they cause blisters, and a lot of pain. I can't tie them tight enough for a good fit and they scuff up really easy.

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July 09, 2006
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

When I first put them on it was like I had been wearing them for years. As an EMT, the zipper side is a plus when getting up in the wee hours of the AM for a call. However, 3 months later and I already blew out a zipper. ARG!!!!!

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July 07, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are amazing, so light and comfortable. Myself, one of my friends and my boyfriend all have a pair because they are such comfortable and lightweight boots. Just be careful, they run a little big when ordering.

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June 01, 2006
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work for Homeland Security at a major hub airport as a screener in New England area. I'm on my feet usually 14hrs doing regular shift and OT. I've had these boots since November'04 and like them alot. There are a few drawbacks though that I'm not pleased with. There is no arch support, the zipper broke January '05 and the heel came unglued around the same time. I realize you get what you pay for, and for the money, these boots are alright, although I will be buying a different brand soon.

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May 30, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a Correctional Officer & I'm also on the CERT Team. I've had this boot for about a year now. Just now the side zipper busted, but overall it is a very good boot.

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April 20, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had this boot for about 3 weeks now and they are the most comfortable and lightest boot I have ever purchased. So in all I would definately purchase again.

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April 12, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Awesome boots, I'm a FF and they are very easy to get out of when we are called out. Even around our house they are comfortable. I forgot I was wearing them one night and forgot to take them off, haha I was the first one on the truck at 2AM.

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April 05, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work in corrections, I've had these boots for about 8 months now. It's like wearing tennis shoes to work, very comfortable and light weight.

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April 04, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I'm a security officer and I've had these boots for about a month and they feel wonderful through all types of terrain.

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March 27, 2006
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Great lightweight boot that fits well but I purchased mine less than two months ago and the soles are coming off. They would be better if they were more durable.

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March 20, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This is my third pair in 2 years (due to scuffs and scratches only) and I work 4 jobs in Fire/EMS. I love the side zipper, good for the firehouse for quick removal. Just as good on the private ambulance and just fine in the classroom when I teach. Nice and light.

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March 18, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have purchased other boots in the past such as Magnum. These boots by far are the best I have ever bought. I've had them now for about 3 weeks and they are just great. They broke in in about 2 shifts. They are very light, its almost like your wearing a pair of you own houseshoes. I would recommend these boots for everyone.

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March 16, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are very lightweight and versitile, they are the best boots I have ever worn. The only problem that I have with them is that it takes too long for them to get to where there going

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March 13, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am on my second pair of these in two years and intend to purchase a third pair in the near future. Light weight, good durability, easy upkeep. I still use the first pair I had for training, yard work, etc. A good investment.

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February 10, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I purchased these in a extra wide, and these boots are very NARROW. They hurt your feet if you have wide feet, SPEND A LITTLE MORE and buy a diffrent pair of boots!!

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February 03, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Wow, this is my first pair of Boots...I'm an EMT and Volunteer Firefighter, I must say as much running around I have to do, these boots definitely don't tire my feet out. They are light weight and most comfortable. After adding some inserts for extra support and cushion, I have found the grail. I recommend these boots, for any Police, Security or EMS service providers. You can't go wrong with the price, weight and durability of these finely crafted boots.

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January 29, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these boot for about one year. Before these I had a pair of rocky paratrooper boots and before those I had another pair of more expensive bates. I am ready for a new pair and went shopping to see if there was anything better. Tried on a couple of $150 and $200 Bates and Rocky's. These boots were way more comfortable then anything else I tried on, and were available in wide sizes. I have worn my current pair so much the liner inside is torn up and the soles are flat with no tread on them. They are still quite comfortable. I will definitely buy another pair of these boots, because like I said they are the best you can get for the price!

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January 25, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these boots for about a month now, they are very easy to break-in and are the lightest boot I have worn yet. I had to purchase some gel insoles for a little extra arch support. Will definitely be buying these again.

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January 20, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have had these boots since June 05. Fire, Rescue, Military, security, work and Boy Scouts. Water, Cold, Heat. I did use the gel insole for the first 3 months. Now I use the pillow insert and change it monthly. I have had no problems with this boot. I have worn every make and model in the last 15 years. I am here today to buy my second pair so I do not have to wear the same pair each day.

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January 06, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These are the best boots I have ever bought. I buy a lot of boots (that is all I wear) and these have been the most comfortable and versatile boots yet. When I need a new pair of duty boots I will buy another pair of these (if they still make them in a few years).

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January 06, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

This boot is one of the best boots I have ever had on my feet! I am a junior in high school and wore these boots about every day for 2 years. For the price under $100 they're even greater im just now needing a new pair because of the floors here at school.Thanks Bates

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January 02, 2006
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Very impressed with how light these boots are. Not good for being on feet for long periods of time. Was displeased the first time I had to exert any force to my feet, more than walking, and the zipper blew out from the bottom up. What a pain just to get the boot back off when that happens. I will be purchasing a different brand next time around.

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December 29, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a security gaurd at my local mall and I find these boots work perfectly while on indoor patrol. The only problem that I have is that I can't drive my personal car with them, they're too stiff. But a perfect boot!!!!!

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December 28, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I'm a security officer and one of my primary sites is a parking garage. I've had a pair or Rockies for the last couple years and they've been a great boot with the exception of the concrete garages. These Bates however far surpassed any boot I've tried so far. At the end of the day my feet and ankles don't hurt like they used to. Great boot!

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December 19, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am an Police Officer working with the tactical unit. They are the best boots I ever bought. They work good when it is not wet out. I just wish that they were waterproof. They are still great boots to get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 13, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I have been in the Nuclear Security industry for quite some time now and I am also a resever firefighter for a rural department. These boots are great! Only thing I'd recommend is an insole replacement. I replace mine every 90 days or so.

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November 19, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I really enjoy these boots. After having these boots a few shifts, they were broke-in without any trouble. They do not offer a lot of arch support, but they work fantastic if you work a 24 on 48 off schedule. My thing is that if I need arch support then I can always buy inserts.

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November 15, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots felt broken in right out of the box. The zippers come in handy when tones go out and you need to hurry. I have not gotten water in them yet and can't wait to see how they'll perform in the snow.

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November 04, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

The boots are great except the one and only flaw I have found was the zipper. I just walked out the door and the zipper blew out. other than that they were great. I only had the boots less than 2 months.

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October 29, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work for the Fed in an airport so I am constantly on my feet walking in and out of metal detectors all day. The boot is extreamly comfortable, provides great ankle support, and feels nicer on my feet than my sneakers or the Bates Ultralite dress shoes I had before these. Being that I am also a Vol. Firefighter the zipper comes in handy when there's a call. All in all it's a great feeling, breathing, and supporting piece of footwear.

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October 27, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

Decent boot, but offers no arch support. Working fairs and other special details, I have found these become very uncomfortable. I will be trying a different boot soon

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October 15, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am on a search and rescue team and I needed some boots. I relly didn't care what kind but I'm glad I got these, they're good in all terain and weather and are easy to use on my quad.

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October 15, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I purchased this boot of others reviews. I am a Military Police Officer and work 12 hr shifts. I work in a generally hot enviroment. I spend alot of time standing on a gate or walking around checking buildings for proper physical security. As well as these duties I patrol and make arrests and assist other emergency personnel in their operations. These boots are by far ideal for this type of enviroment. I have been in Law Enforcement for 3 yrs now and was a prior firefighter but have never owned a pair of boots like these. I will have to be honest and say that these are certianly the most comfortable and lightest pair of boots I have ever worn. However, I must agree with a previous entry that the only drawback I found was that the little plastice eyelet at the ankle does become troublesome after several hours on your feet. I would also recommend to anyone that stands alot in one location for long periods of time to purchase some gel inserts as well. But over all these are really worth t

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October 06, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a rookie firefighter always on the go, so far Bates Enforcer has been a great addition to my gear. I am flat-footed and need all the support I can get, especially for the money. The best feature is the weight, feels like you're walking on air, even after 10 hours!

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September 22, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These Boots are the best pair of boots I have owned, I have owned some of the best, including Altama and RedWing and by far these are the lightest, most comfortable boot I have worn.

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September 05, 2005
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Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

These boots are the top of the line in my opinion. I never realized that there could be a boot that you don't really have to break in, this is it. After being on my feet all day long they are worth the investment. I won't ever consider another.

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August 07, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I work for a school district so I am on my feet all day and have attended a police academy in the past year and the Bates boots are still in good shape. Only a bit of shoe polish and the shoes are new again. Best duty boot for the money.

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July 27, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I'm a Firefighter as well as a Security Guard for a local mall, I've had my bates for over a year now and they are the lightest boots I have ever had. I even reccomend getting these boots to all my co workers. The zipper is great for the fire department when you have to get your boots off in a rush and it stays zipped for long foot patrol in the mall. I am now recieving my second pair for my upcomming birthday and I am looking forward to breaking them.

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July 21, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I've worn Bates boots for yearly 15 years now, and this model is the fastest to break in and most comfortable dutywear I've owned!

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July 12, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I've been a Firefighter / Paramedic for 14 years and have worn everything from Redwings to Magnums to Rockies. These boots out of the box are THE most comfortable and lightest boot I have ever know!!! I have found foot eden.

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April 18, 2005
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a Deputy Sheriff in New Mexico and I have found that these boots hold up very well to mesquites and cacti. These boots are very light and comfortable. The one complaint that I have about these boots is the plastic lace hole above the ankle. This plastic part puts pressure on the side of my foot which is very painful. To fix the problem I skipped the plastic lace hole and just laced the others.

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March 31, 2005
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a Tactical Supervisor for a local Security company who has had these boots for about a year now. They offer great support, and the light weight is a big plus. The only problem I've encountered is that they have very little insulation in the winter, making extended foot patrolling slightly uncomfortable without good socks. Otherwise, I can't really find a problem with them. I'm getting ready to replace the ones I currently use with another pair!

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March 28, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am an EMT for a Police Emergency Services Unit and have found these boots to be quite comfortable, versatile, and worry free. Through any terrain and weather, they have come out on top. I always order BATES and always from GALLS.

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March 01, 2005
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I am a Security Officer for the Federal Govt. I have been wearing these boots for a month now. So far, I find them great. After a few days of breaking in they are comfortable, extremely light, and give good support...even after 8 hrs. The zipper is extremely convenient. Except for being made in China, these boots seem worth a look. Hope they hold up.

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February 03, 2005
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates 8 inch Mens Tactical Sport Zipper Duty Boot

I'm a Correctional Officer and have had these boots for about a year and a half now and they still don't need to be replaced. They are feather light, and COMFORTABLE! The only Flaw (minor) even though I don't use the shoe laces (Love the Zip up) they still somehow get cut up, break, and need to pe replaced.

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