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Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Item# SP675 | Mfg# 3140
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Bates® DuraShocks® Men's 8" Zipper Boots feature lace-to-toe military styling with removable, cushioned DuraShocks® insoles that dissipate forces before they reach the feet and legs. Full-grain leather construction adds flexibility and durability while holding a polish longer. The stitch-out welt construction means the leather upper is directly stitched to the sole for a pair of boots that will last.

Bates Men's DuraShocks 8" Zipper Boots feature:

  • Full-grain leather upper with 1680 denier ballistic nylon
  • Bates DuraShocks® shock-absorbing comfort technology
  • Removable DuraShocks® insoles
  • YKK® side zipper with nylon tab cover for easy on and off
  • 360° lug rubber outsole is oil and slip resistant
  • Stitch-out welt construction
  • Breathable lining
  • Fiberglass shank is security friendly with no metal parts
  • Lightweight built-in compression pads in the heel and forefront reduce impact and shock
  • 32 oz
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Great - July 15, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Northern Cambria, PA


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have bought three pairs of these and have totally worn them out. They last very well for the money and are very comfortable with a very short break in period

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ofc - June 06, 2014
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1 out of 5 stars
safford, AZ


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I initially liked the boots very much although after about one year, the sole cracked and actually split. I work in southern AZ and deal with extreme heat so I don't know that that compromised the sole. I am forced to buy a new pair of boots and will not buy these again.

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great boots - February 04, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
duncan, OK


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Great pair of work boots. I've owned a pair of these for about five years. I've worn them for ems, security and law enforcement. I have tried several other brands over the years but these boots are by far the best. I work 12 hour shifts and have only had to add insoles after wearing the boots after 3 years. I would strongly recommend these boots for law enforcement or ems. Great professional look and comfortable as far as work boots go.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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Great Quality and Comfortable - December 07, 2013
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4 out of 5 stars
Franklinville, NJ


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

This is a good all around boot. I have had them over a year and work as a correctional officer. They have high quality leather and and don't wear fast. Compared two my last two pair of Bate's. I have owned them for over a year with Polishing them daily they still look brand new. Only one thing I dislike about this boot. They are not a breathable boot as the ultra lights and other styles. These are strictly winter boots. Your feet will fry in the Summer.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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Police Officer - November 15, 2013
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3 out of 5 stars
Defuniak Springs, FL


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I've had these boots for almost two weeks, and I am not impressed. I've worn Magnums, Under armor, 511 and Rockys. These boots after two 12 hour patrol shifts my accelies tendons were sore and red. Had to go home and grab another pair of boots to wear. Will not be buying another pair!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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Only one complaint - October 27, 2013
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4 out of 5 stars
Seattle, WA


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

The boots are great. They're comfortable, reasonably light weight, holds a great shine, the flex points at the back and sides of the boot doesn't pinch into my achilles tendon or ankles, and they're fairly breathable. My one complaint is the diagonal butt stitching just forward of the base of the zipper has partially separated after less than just two months.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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Best I've ever owned - October 03, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
JAY, ME


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

4 years in the Navy (working on the flight line and flight deck), 4 years Army Reserve (Infantry), 8 years Law Enforcement. Of all the boots I have ever owned these are the most comfortable. I would buy these boots over and over again.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Was pleased but not any more - September 25, 2013
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3 out of 5 stars
Pekin, IL


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I am wearing my third pair of these. The first two were great and lasted 2+ years. I have had these for three months and the inside lining is already wearing through. I am in them 10+ hours a day at school on concrete floors. I am not sure what I am going to do about them.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Must not be the same shoe - July 22, 2013
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2 out of 5 stars
SPRING, TX


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have over 5 pair of these shoes. The first pair was so comfortable, I bought another. Then another. My 4th pair didn't seem to last very long. I ordered a 5th due to my history with the durashocks. They were flat and uncomfortable from the start. I am done with them.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Great at first..... - July 13, 2013
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3 out of 5 stars
Forsyth, MT


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I loved these boots out of the box. They wore comfortably for several months of use. The comfort level of the boots has diminished somewhat in the last little while (I have had the boots for approximately 6 months). My biggest complaint with the boots is the seam on the inside of each foot. After only 6 months of work, the seams have begun to split, and they are no longer water resistant. I work 7 twelve hour shifts every two weeks, and spend a fair amount of time on my feet, but not enough that they should be worn out in 6 months. Thanks but no thanks to the BATES!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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July 11, 2011
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have had these boots for 18 months and they are still great boots. They are remarkably comfortable (I have worn them for multiple 60+ hour weeks), the tread wear is really acceptable, and they have very few outward signs of wear. I have two comments - they come a little larger than expected (I wear size 9.5 usually, but I need a 9 in these boots) and the zipper tab broke on one of my boots. So far, so good.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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June 20, 2010
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Durashock doesn't mean comfortable. Boots are loose and don't conform to the foot at all. After 5 months it feels like I have two bricks tied to the bottom of my feet. I have to buy a new pair of boots before these even wear out!

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January 22, 2010
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Great comfort!!! looks professional. easy on and off with no hastle. only problem i have is after about 6 months the bottom soles of the boot start to wear and come apart and need replacing after a year of service- i've retired 3 pairs already but for some reason i keep going back to them mainly for the comfort!

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January 15, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

HAD THESE BOOTS FOR 2 YEARS. THEY MADE IT THROUGH THE POLICE ACADEMY AND MANY 12 HOUR SHIFTS. FIXING TO ORDER ANOTHER PAIR (DUE TO SCRATCHES)WORKED IN CORRECTIONS FOR 4 YRS. BEST BOOTS I HAVE EVER OWNED!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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January 06, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have had these for over a year and are still holding up great. The price is great for a good pair of boots that last over a year with daily use!

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October 06, 2009
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I had these boots for about a year then the zipper broke. They were pretty decent.

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October 06, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I've been wearing them for about a year and absolutely love them. Break-in was quick and they polish up great.

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September 02, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These Boots are the Bomb! I have never ever pulled a pair of boots out of the box and had them feel as good as these boots do. I've been on the police and military beat for over ten years and gone through a whole lot of boots. The Bates Durashock are by far the best boots on planet EARTH. Thank you Bates and Galls. Deputy S.C. McKinley Deming, NM

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August 01, 2009
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I looked at many boots and read all the reviews and thought these would be the best for as much walking we do in corrections. I have wide big feet and buying the extra wide boots I thought I'd be ok. Not so true. They hurt the minute I put them on and I had to return them. If you have wide feet be wary.

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May 27, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have owned three pairs and I am about to buy another. By far the most comfortable boot I have ever worn.

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January 07, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I've had these boots for over a year now, I do a-lot of walking on concrete surfaces and they hold up! I would buy another pair if these would ever wear out! Oh yeah the toe holds one HECK of a spit shine!!!!

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October 25, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These are great boots, they have good support, and absorb shock very well. Downside is they run big, you might want to buy smaller than normal.

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October 24, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I just ordered them and got them the other day. GREAT boot. Very durable and comfortable. HOWEVER, I do not like the style of them. They are too cloggy. I guess I'm more of a athletic/performance type tactical boot person. Construction is great though!

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October 20, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

This is a great boot as long as you aren't on your feet for hours on end. When I walked the foot beat for 8 hour shifts and they hurt my feet. Needed new insoles to correct the problem. Shine up good, and look good too.

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August 31, 2008
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Pretty Good boot, My only complaint is they make you feel like your wearing high heels (Heels too high). Tactical style heels or soles are much better for running situations.

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July 11, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I love these boots! They are so comfortable. I just bought a second pair, but only because I gouged the toe on the first pair. I just wished you made them with a composite toe now, we have to have composite toe work boots. Could you maybe look into making them that way? That would really be great! Because I would buy them!

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June 06, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I had my boots for over a year and I used it for my job, I'll go through alot of stituation that keeps my boots wet and dirty and through tuff and differance stituation. These boots hold up and kept my feet dry, The only thing I didn't like, it gets heavly while running and the sitches are coming apart.

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June 03, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Bought these boots about a year ago and i wear them easily 60+ hours a week and they are still going strong. Best boots ive bought so far and will buy again.

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May 22, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I was leary of buying a zipper boot online, but my father talked me into trying the Dura-shocks. I have had these boots for about a year now, and have had a very positive experience with them. I got lazy and have used the zipper almost every day around some pretty large calves/legs without any problems. The cushioning is very good. The only two issues I have had is that they tend to run wider/larger than stated size. I wear a 12 wide, and had to go a 12 medium, with plenty of room. Also, the soles/tread does get very stiff or hard in really cold weather, which can get slippery especially when you enter a tiled floor area.

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April 15, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have used these while in Police Explorers, working Security, and now in Police rookie school. These are the best boots ever. Well worth the price 2 day break in period. A must have.

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March 16, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Do yourself a favor and order 2 pairs of these boots. Yes, they are that nice!! Break in for mine only took 2 days. These boots also have no metal in them. For those of us that have to go through metal detectors this is a plus.

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February 01, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have had these boots for a few months now. Comfortable from the first day! Wouldn't go with anything else in the field!

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December 21, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These boots were comfortable straight out of the box, and alot lighter than I expected. I'm seriously considering buying another pair to put up for later.

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December 16, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I just ordered this boot this week. I am a big paratrooper boot fan, however all I have heard is the talk about this boot. I want to see for myself. Comfort is everything and I know how cops are. Most tell you if they are bad. Not one yet.

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December 13, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These are the best boots I have ever bought!! Break in is about two days. They are so comfortable, they are the only boots I have worn since I got them. And I am very picky on my footwear.

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November 14, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I replaced a pair of duty boots with the Bates Durashocks and that same day felt less fatique on the base of my foot. Great fit as well.

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November 10, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These boots are very comfortable and look great too. They are stiff at first but after about a day or two these boots are broke in and are very comfortable to wear for long periods when needed.

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November 06, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I just recently purchased this boot, and after only 2 days of a break in period, I can honestly say this is one of the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn. They stay tight and snug, but move with your ankle with ease. I highly recommend these boots.

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October 26, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Very comfortable boot, they break in within a day. I wear them 40 to 60 hours a week, and I highly recommend them.

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May 31, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I just bought these boots to replace a battered and well worn pair of Rocky FirstMeds that I've had for the past 5 years. I had these boots broken in in 2 days. Very comfortable once you get used to them. While not waterproof, they are VERY water resistent and kept my feet dry at an MVA today. Highly recommend these boots.

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May 19, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

These are very comfortable and durable boos. I've had mine for several months, walking the halls the the prison. No complaints. Looks are not that great.

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March 29, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Took one day to break in, after brek in they are just outstanding. Tread wears a little quick but I also put in about 60 hours a week.

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January 30, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Got this boot a few days ago, takes about a day or 2 to break them in but overall good boot, very comfortable. The zipper seems to stay up without any hassle.

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January 10, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

It took a day or two to wear them in. But after that they have been more comfortable than sneakers! Working Security keeps me on my feet, but at the end of the night I still feel great! Great Job!

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January 10, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Needing to have both knees replaced, I am not usually able to stand for much more than 5 minutes. On top of that, I am extremely picky about my shoes. These boots feel good and actually allow me to stand for longer periods.

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January 06, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I just got my boots for christmas and I like them. They are good looking, very comfortable. The zipper stays up fine. I have worn them every day on and off duty. These are better than the boots I was issued from my department.

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December 04, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I have been in Law enforcement for 25 years. I have worn a lot of boots in my time. This is the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. If you work a lot of extra jobs that require you to stand, this is the one to buy!

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July 27, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I was leary buying a pair of boots online, but these boots are the best I had on my feet in a long time. Limited break-in time, great boot overall!!

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March 18, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

A firefighter of three years and now a member of the USAF these boots help get me through some long days on my feet. The Durashock system works really well while walking. The leather is very easy to shine as well for those who like there boots to like real good. Downside is they're a little wide but otherwise comfortable.

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March 12, 2006
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

Even though I answered 587 calls last year, my feet have to thank the people at Bates for one great shoe.

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November 30, 2005
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2 out of 5 stars


Bates DuraShocks Mens 8 inch Zipper Boot

I work 12 hour shifts and these things hurt my feet so bad I almost couldnt finish my shift. I have had them for several weeks and they are still unfomfortable.I would not buy these boots again or recommend anyone buying them.

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