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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

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Bates® Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® 8" Side Zip Boots are exceptionally lightweight to reduce foot fatigue on duty. A GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable even in harsh weather. YKK® side-zippers makes it easy to slip in and out of your boots in a hurry. The cushioned insoles are removable for an adjustable comfort level.

Bates Men's GX8 GORE-TEX 8" Side-Zip Boots feature:

  • Full grain leather and 1680 ballistic nylon upper
  • Waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane is also breathable
  • YKK® side-zipper with nylon tab cover and interior gusset for easy on-off
  • Molded EVA shock absorbing midsole
  • Removable insole for added comfort
  • Oil and slip-resistant Tactical Sport Xtreme rubber outsole
  • Non-metallic construction is perfect for passing through security checkpoints
  • Athletic cement construction is lightweight and flexible
  • Nylon shank
  • Flap inside of zipper
  • Padded collar
  • 25 oz
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Great Buy - November 23, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
FREDERICKTOWN, MO


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

work Corrections and outside on the yard. Walking in deep puddles my feet stayed perfectly dry and cool. I have worn them in the snow, rain, ice..Warm and water tight these boots have to be the most amazing boots I have ever worn. These are very comfortable. First pair of boots that I have not had to but an innersoles for because of being a diabete Highly recommended.

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Reliable - October 23, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Chicago, IL


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Boots have lasted me 4 years, and I'm still not ready for a new pair. Comfortable fit and a good looking boot. Keeps water out, easy moveability, not too heavy, easy to get out of, built from good material. Firefighter/emt

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Nice boot, BUT... - October 19, 2014
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3 out of 5 stars
Parkersburg, WV


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

The zipper tab broke completely off after about the 10th time of wearing. Really like the comfort, waterproof, and appearance. The zipper will work but difficult to zip. I can unzip easily.

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Paramedic Specialist - October 02, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Cherokee, IA


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Working on Ambulance Duty in Iowa from Spring through Winter, these boots have been great. I'm on my 2nd pair (1 is backup) and have loved them. Comfortable out of the box with no breakin time.

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Campus Safety - August 10, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Windham, ME


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have owned many brands of Duty Boot's.But I must admit these are by far the best I have owned!! I will definitely be ordering another pair!! With Winter coming soon!!

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Was great...now, not sure - April 10, 2014
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2 out of 5 stars
Tampa, FL


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've been wearing these boots for years. I recently purchased a replacement pair. After less then one month, both inside soles have seperated from the boot making it difficult to remove the boot and uncomfortable because it slides around. I LOVED this boot, but this experience has me scratching my head. I contacted Galls customer service and was told to purchase a new pair and return the defective pair for a refund on a later date. Seriously? Their "No Hassle" policy is actually a hassle. I threw the old pair out because I was confident, after wearing this boot for years. My mistake.

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BEST BOOTS OUT THERE - April 09, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Burlington County, NJ


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

IV HAD THESE BOOT FOR 5 YEARS, OF FIRE, EMS AND SECURITY WEAR A TEAR AND I AM NOW GETTING REAY TO BUY MY SECOND PAIR. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Love these - April 07, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Louisville, KY


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I wore these straight out of the box, I went hunting in them on the first day. They were surprisingly comfortable and I love how comfortable they are.

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Good boots - March 12, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Wall Township, NJ


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have had this pair about 2 years now and although they are coming up on replacement, my boots have taken a beating in all sorts of weather, still holding strong.

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THE BEST BOOT - February 20, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Plaistow, NH


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I must say that after reading only a few of the reviews for this boot, I find my comments redundant. I have had these boots for over 2 years and have worn the tread down to a thin skin and the stitching and seams are still holding together. The water proof aspect has given up, but unlike other boots that fall apart in a short time, these have seen many miles of walking and are still running strong. I am one very satisfied customer and am now placing an order for another 2+ years of many more miles.

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Awesome - February 11, 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
Fairfax County, VA


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

On my second pair of these. The first pair is still waterproof and comfortable, but the tread is worn down after 2 years of abuse. My current pair is in its second year as well, but the tread has held up considerably better. Boots are comfortable but do require a couple days to break in. Mine have survived a lot of abuse in the elements, extreme temperatures, running, going prone, beating the toes up, crawling, and everything else associated with duty wear and training. Both pairs remain fully waterproof after many attempts at drowning them. I haven't found anything that can kill them. I briefly switched to another brand and switched right back. Also, these boots will hold polish and shine up quite nice if you've got to worry about inspections.

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Not holding up to expectations - February 04, 2014
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3 out of 5 stars
OMAHA, NE


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I'm on my second pair of these boots. I think they are very comfortable and like the way the look and the side zipper. But, for some reason the material around the achilles tendon starts separating. This happened with the first pair and Galls exchanged them for me ASAP. A lot of people in my department have these boots so I tried them out. I'm just going to return them and get my money back. I've owned bates before but oh well.

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Police Officer - January 27, 2014
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4 out of 5 stars
Lake Villa, IL


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I really like the fit and feel of this boot. I would have given them 5 stars, but the Gore-tex liner makes your feet sweat (and smell) after a long shift when it's warm and there is a limit to the waterproofing when standing in snow for an extended period of time. This is my second pair and the pros definitely outweigh the cons!

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2nd pair - September 29, 2013
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5 out of 5 stars
napa, CA


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

as the title say's this is my 2nd pair of these brilliant boot's . comfort like I have never felt in a footwear! If I could I would marry these boot's .. last pair I wore a giant hole on the bottom ..took me 4 years and hoping this next pair will last just as long.

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April 28, 2011
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I do like the zipper feature, didn't think I would! The left boot was tight, it has broken in now but now the tread is starting to peel off after only two months. I work in and around water, feet stay dry as long as I keep it below the top.

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March 16, 2011
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I bought them for riding my motorcycle. I wear a wide shoe and was concerned about the extra wide but they fit just fine. They are true to size. I rate this shoe as excellent!!!

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February 01, 2011
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These are the best boots I've ever had! They met my expectations and then some! I work inside and out in the elements and these boots have been comfortable, warm, and kept my feet dry! Now I'm online right now ordering another pair! I had these for about 3 years now so it's time for another pair! Get some!

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January 04, 2011
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Really a great boot, it takes a bit to break in and can be a pain to drive in at first but I love it. Stepped in a huge deep slush puddle the other day and stayed nice and dry! Definitely would recommend this for a good winter boot.

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December 16, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Bought these boots a few weeks ago and wanted to wait before I gave my review. Well simply put, they are awesome!! Extremely comfortable, holds a really great shine, and keep my feet completely dry and comfortable! Awesome boots, buy them and you won't be disappointed!

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December 09, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

The first time on duty wearing the boots, we had a heavy rain come through town. Not only were the boots extremely comfortable, my feet were as dry as when i first put them on. I recommend these to anyone!

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July 13, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've only just recieved these boots and I can say that right out of the box they are very comfortable. I have had Bates products in the past being in the Navy, and in law enforcement, and these are the niceset pair I have had yet.

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February 19, 2010
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

these boots are comfortable, and I have always bought bates since the military and into fire service.I work a med size city f.d.24hr shift by nightime they are sweaty or not waterproof have to put them on the radiator behind my rack even with polishing every shift.I just went through snowmageddon shoveling and pulling stuck motorists and breaking icicles off community buidings and feet were usually wet resorting to wearing my f.d. rubber boots to stay dry. I buy new boots every year and that is how long tread lasts for me but they are lightwieght and comfy

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February 03, 2010
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These are very comfortable right out of the box but in six months of everyday wear the sole was almost slick. Now in nine months they are cracking around the sides and very hard to zip up. Good for casual use but not a every day work boot.

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January 15, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Been looking again for a Good Boot, I find myself ordering this Boot again, That old saying, if it's not broke don't fix it, I'm 300lbs and the Bates been going for 2 years now, very tough boot

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January 12, 2010
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have worn several kinds/styles of boots over the years I've worked in state prison(s). This by far has been the best duty boot I have worn. I would purchase again...however doubt these will wear out soon. Very comfortable and waterproof!!!!!

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October 22, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I bought my boots 2 years ago. Working as hospital security I'm on my feet from the time I punch in to the time I punch out. I've stood in water up to my ankles and feet stayed totaly dry. And stayed warm in the cold Wisconsin winters.

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October 02, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've lived in these boots for the past two years and they've never let me down. They keep me dry, they have great support, and they're tough. The zipper is smooth and easy to use, the boots and easy to slip on and even the laces have lasted 2 years. Buy these boots!

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July 12, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Bought a pair 14 months ago and have worn them exclusively for work as a K9 handler. They are like wearing sneakers, have worn great and kept my feet warm and dry even in north east weather. Highly reccomended!!!! Ordering another pair now.

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April 29, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Great product. I wear a 13 x-wide and these really seem to work size wise. My only suggestion would be to put more sole-padding (for us who work 12+ hour shifts on concrete). Would definitely buy again. Leather polishes nicely.

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April 25, 2009
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

PROS: They are Extremely light & Comfortable, Easy to put on, Decent overall Water Resistance and Virtually Never Slip. CONS: They tended to hold moisture in as well which lead to odor Issues. Also the zipper busted down at the base due to ankle flex. Would recommend for Light Tactical but not Extended Extreme Element Tactical Conditions. OVERALL: Longevity was close to 2 Years. Quality Great for the Price. Next to Danner Elite I would Recommend These. Would be Great for those of You who Stand Around all day.

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April 08, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These boots are very comfortable right out of the box. The breathe well, the wides supply ample room, and you cannot tell you are wearing them at all. I recommend this product to anyone.

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March 13, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I just got these, had Diehard zipper duty boots last(about $80 and not Gortex). The zipper on these doesn't look as strong as the diehards but these are water proof and have way more support than the diehards. They feel great right out of the box.

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March 06, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Am a tow truck driver for about 15 years and this is my second pair of BATES boots. These are the best boots I ever purchase and I will recomend anyone to buy these boots.Port St Lucie, Florida.

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January 10, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Rick Newberg OR

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January 04, 2009
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have been wearing boots for twenty years, and these have maintained their integrity longer than any I've owned. I work patrol in a busy city, and my feet have never been wet after wearing these boots for two years! Great buy!

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December 28, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

The first pair of boots I got were the SP365 and they were good but they were really wide on me. Then I got these and so far I don't regret paying $119.99. These fit, they're water proof, the zipper helps out a lot, and they're very comfortable.

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December 24, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Great Boots. I work as a Deputy Sheriff and have worn them on duty for over two years. Very light, cool in summer,warm and dry in winter. So weather you are engaged in a foot chase, standing in the highway working a MVA or for whatever you do, these are the boots for the job

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December 19, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I stand in water, walk in mud, dirt, gravel, climb ladders and numerous other tough jobs. I wear these boots up to 14 hours a day and never get tired or wet feet.

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December 17, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've had this pair of boots for just over 2 years and wear them everyday I work. They have held up very well. The only wear is on the tread after two years of beating the pavement, but that's to be expected. Kevin Warsaw, New York

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December 16, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have been in EMS for 3 years and owend my fare share of boots. But these boot have out lasted my others by a long time i usally buy boots every couple months. These boots are comfy, light weight and just the right thing for anyone who walks alot in all types of weather.

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December 01, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have had these boots for a year. I use them as a waterproof duty boot and for motorcycling. They are comfortable and durable.

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November 25, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I purchased these over a year ago. An upgrade from the non waterproof side zip. 10 hours a day 6 days a week on shift then whatever comes after that. A romp in the woods on a search, a march in a parade. The waterproof has kept my feet dry at several fires and a few creeks. I enjoy all the Bates boots. Be careful not to catch the liner in the zipper.

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November 23, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I am a corrections officer and wore 5.11 almost exclusively. I was in need of a new pair quickly and these were in stock. I could not have made a better choice. They are light and comfortable right out of the box and break in fast. Buy with confidence.

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November 21, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Bought these to replace my Rocky paratroopers. These are much lighter, and waterproof. Very nice product! Will likely buy again.

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November 17, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I'm a corrections officer and on my feet all day. This product is great, virtualy no break-in period. Highly recommended for anyone standing on concrete all day.

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September 24, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have worn these boots everyday for about 18 months. They are very comfortable, and keep your feet warm and dry. I will be ordering another pair soon because the pair I have now have gotten too many scuffs on them and won't take a good polish, but will keep them for off days.

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September 18, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've had this boot for about 6 months now, and I only have 1 complaint. My feet hurt after hours of standing, but after replacing the paperthin insoles, no more hurting. My feet don't sweat, they stay dry when it's raining, and they hold their shine really well. I love this boot and will buy it again when I need new ones!

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September 01, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I wore my Bates GX-8's year round in rain, snow and heat for 2 years. They are comfortable and durable. These boots will definately be next choice of boots.

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August 11, 2008
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

The day these boots arrived I had to go on patrol for 6hrs i walked probably 8-10 miles that night and these boots were very comfortable. I also drive a 5 speed to and from work and they are very comfortable to drive in. all in all these boots are worth the money. the only downside to them is that they do run big, I had to go down a 1/2 size.

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August 07, 2008
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

This is the second pair of Bates boots I have ordered. These did last twice as long as the first. I wore the first pair 1 day and had them returned. This pair I tried for 2 days and they are on their way back. No traction on any wet surfaces. I can't afford to slip any where working in a prison. They do feel comfortable. Even with insoles. I am going back to the Converse boots. The best traction I have ever had on any surface that was wet. I only tried these boots based on the reviews here. I work in a prison food service/ dock area. I have to have sure footing my whole shift. As a CO, I never know when I will be called to an alert. I will never buy these boots again.

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July 15, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

The boot is way better than my last boots, but I do not like they way they lace up and the way they bend has rubbed my toes raw after walking in them all day. They are very comfortable other than that and the water proofing is awesome.

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July 14, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I work in corrections at a field unit where we do alot of work on a prison farm. I am in and out of the building all day going from concrete to mud, grass, water, and anything in between. These have been wonderful boots, probably the last style I will ever buy. Much better than the Magnums I have owened.

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June 24, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These boots break in very quickly and you can be on your feet for hours and still feel good. They are lightweight and stay dry in rain/snow.

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June 22, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

feet stay dry. good boots.

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May 04, 2008
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These boots are the best I have ever worn. The break in period was very fast at about four hours! These boots are very comfortable and give great support. I work corrections and everywhere I walk is concrete and my feet barely feel it. Even after working 16 hour shifts my feet still feel good. Walking in deep puddles my feet stayed perfectly dry and cool. I will be buying these boots again when the ones I have finally wear out.

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April 20, 2008
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I bought these boots in the fall of '07. Very comfortable right out of the box and provide GREAT protection from water/snow, and now that the weather is starting to warm, have not been too hot either. They have held up great after 7 months of 10+ hour daily use. Durable, comfortable, decent price. These boots are highly recommended.

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March 08, 2008
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I'm a jailer, so I'm on my feet all day long. These boots have made my feet pain free. I love them and will never buy any other kind.

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February 06, 2008
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have owned 3 pairs of these boots. They are warm and keep your feet dry. They are very comfortable and with my job I am on my feet all day. My only complaint is the tread has been worn down on the 2 other pair after about a year of use. I work at an airport and walking in Jet fuel and deice fluid both take their toll on rubber.

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December 24, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I have worn them, here in the snow, wet, ice. They are waterproof (aka goretex). It does take awhile to break the boots (maybe since I am flat-footed) but all-in-all very good, but looking its made in China.

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November 04, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These are the z-rated tires of boots. They grip the ground like no other boot I've ever worn. Comfortable, stable, supportive, and they keep your feet dry. I love them.

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October 25, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've had these boots about 4 months now. If these boots have one problem it's that they scuff easily. A little tight the first few days but once the leather stretches they fit great. They are the lightest boots I've ever owned.

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October 09, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These are the best boots I have ever owned!! They are extremely light and no matter what the weather is your feet stay dry and you don't have to worry about slipping.

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October 07, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've had these boots for 2 years. They are comfortable and very durable. Finally wore out the heels. I feel as though I got my money's worth out of them considering I work in law enforcement and military reserve with a minimum of 48 hours per week. Ordering a new pair now!

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September 19, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

As of 09-19-07 in Connecticut the weather is not too cold. I love the boots but they are hot. Making them a less than ideal candidate for the summer months. But can't wait for the winter with them.

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July 06, 2007
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3 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Just got these boots, so my comments are only about the just out of the box impressions. First, these boots run big. They are the first Bates product I have owned, so I don't know if this is true of Bates usually. I typically wear a size 9-9.5, and I had to go down to a 8.5, then add an insole to take up some volume. Comfort out of the box is pretty good, but the Magnums I have owned have all been more comfortable on day one. Construction quality seems okay, but we'll see in a few months.

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June 11, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I normally have a hard time find footwear that is comfortable for my feet, but these boots were no problem. They are a great fit and highly comfortable. The zipper is great for getting them off quickly when I have to get into my bunkers for a call.

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April 14, 2007
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

A very comfortable boot and a very fast break in period. However, when wet, these boots will cause you to slide all over indoor flooring. That aside, a great pair of boots!

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April 13, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Wow. These boots have to be the most amazing boots I have ever worn. Not only do they give great support and feel, but they do not hurt your feet or ankles after wearing them for extended periods of time. The GX-8's almost feel like an extension of my feet. Highly recommended.

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April 12, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

I've been wearing boots for 27+ years....these are quite probably the best I've ever worn. No breakin need and very comfortable. Warm and water tight. What more could I ask for?!

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March 25, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Fit my narrow feet well, and feel great right out of the box. so light that you'd swear you were wearing tennis shoes.

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March 16, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Bought em, 2 days later, SNOW CITY, my feet were as dry as advertised and not sweaty at all.

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February 17, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

When they say waterproof, they mean it! Very comfortable boots right from the start, break in very quickly. Received 8 inches of snow 2 days after getting these, they work! No wet feet!

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February 13, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Very well made boots tough and durable. A little stiff when you get em' but they break in well, I convinced my buddy to buy a pair today!

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January 23, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

THESE WILL DO IT FOR U GREAT BOOTS...VERY COMFORTABLE

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January 22, 2007
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Just a little stiff when you first get them. But after the break in period very comfortable. The Gore-tex is great, lets your feet breath. I only buy Bates because of the great price and quality. Great for duty work.

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January 18, 2007
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5 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These boots are great! The best ones so far. Very light weight which is ideal for wearing 10-12 hours every day. I lace them so I don't use the zipper. In Arizona, our weather temp goes from below zero to over 110. These are the best so far at a great price also. Haven't been in much water or snow yet but I'm sure they'll perform as stated.

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November 28, 2006
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4 out of 5 stars


Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

These are by far the most comfortable boots I've purchased. Great price also!! I was a little concerned at first by the price, but they are great!! I'm on my feet about 18 hours a day and wouldn't wear another boot.

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October 23, 2006
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Bates Mens GX 8 GORE TEX 8 inch Side Zip Boots

Great boots! Best I have ever worn. I'm an EMT and on my feet and moving all the time. They are so comfortable with barely the need to break them in. Great buy! Keep your feet nice and dry too. I will definately buy these again!!!

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