Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

  • 4.5 star rating
  • Item #: 2250
  • $72.99
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Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

The Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hardworking tactical boot. The leather and nylon upper is ultra-durable, but the lightweight construction makes for a heavy-duty boot with the functionality and breathability of a running shoe. The cushioned EVA midsole and the removable polyurethane insole offer both comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The boot is oil, slip and water-resistant, proving reliable in any weather conditions or on any terrain. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support, and tactical functionality makes the 8" Desert Tactical Sport an ideal universal work boot.

Features of Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

  • Height: 8"
  • Wolverine Warrior synthetic leather and nylon upper
  • Oil-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Slip-resistant
  • Cement construction
  • 100% rubber outsole
  • Cushioned EVA midsole
  • Removable polyurethane insole for comfort
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Soft toe
Bates Width Our Width
B Narrow
D Medium
E Wide
EEE (3E) Extra Wide

US UK EU CM
3 2 36 21
3.5 2.5 36.5 21.5
4 3 37 22
4.5 3.5 37.5 22.5
5 4 38 23
5.5 4.5 38.5 23.5
6 5 39 24
6.5 5.5 39.5 24.5
7 6 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8 7 41 26
8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
13 12 46 31
14 13 47 32
15 14 48 33
16 15 49 34
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  • Description
    Bates

    Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

    The Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hardworking tactical boot. The leather and nylon upper is ultra-durable, but the lightweight construction makes for a heavy-duty boot with the functionality and breathability of a running shoe. The cushioned EVA midsole and the removable polyurethane insole offer both comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The boot is oil, slip and water-resistant, proving reliable in any weather conditions or on any terrain. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support, and tactical functionality makes the 8" Desert Tactical Sport an ideal universal work boot.

    Features of Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

    • Height: 8"
    • Wolverine Warrior synthetic leather and nylon upper
    • Oil-resistant
    • Water-resistant
    • Slip-resistant
    • Cement construction
    • 100% rubber outsole
    • Cushioned EVA midsole
    • Removable polyurethane insole for comfort
    • Breathable mesh lining
    • Soft toe
  • Size Chart
    Bates Width Our Width
    B Narrow
    D Medium
    E Wide
    EEE (3E) Extra Wide

    US UK EU CM
    3 2 36 21
    3.5 2.5 36.5 21.5
    4 3 37 22
    4.5 3.5 37.5 22.5
    5 4 38 23
    5.5 4.5 38.5 23.5
    6 5 39 24
    6.5 5.5 39.5 24.5
    7 6 40 25
    7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
    8 7 41 26
    8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
    9 8 42 27
    9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
    10 9 43 28
    10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
    11 10 44 29
    11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
    12 11 45 30
    13 12 46 31
    14 13 47 32
    15 14 48 33
    16 15 49 34

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots!!
      Reviewer: John Pelkington

      10/16/2017

      Great boots, very comfortable and extremely light weight. Definitely buy again

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product.
      Reviewer: Tod Alday

      10/12/2017

      First time wearing the boots was almost 14hrs. straight, did not hurt my feet or any unusual rubbing. I will be recommending Bates

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Size was too big
      Reviewer: M M

      9/14/2017

      I ordered what I usually wear and these were too big. Manufacturer fault.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Hi M M, I'm very sorry to hear that the boots were too big. Please reach out to our Customer Relations team. They'll be happy to talk with you about returns, as well as finding a boot that's perfect for you!

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Good product
      Reviewer: gary karr

      8/31/2017

      Boots are very comfortable, especially on a ladder where I do lots of work, which is the reason I purchased these boots. Disappointed with the stitching coming loose on the eyelet, where when I reported this I received immediate response and resolution. They are sending new boots to replace defective pair. Very very happy with the results. Still love the boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates Boots absolutely ROCK
      Reviewer: Chuck Z

      7/14/2017

      I am rough on boots! I want a boot that fits snug and offers great support. Over the last 20+ years that i have used Bates Boots they have been the only ones that always hold true to form - fit and function. I just wish that they were stitched instead of bonded as the sand & heat do cause debonding of the sole

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Wow
      Reviewer: J williamson

      7/6/2017

      Was looking for a pair of boots when my son told me how he used bates boots in the army (2 tours). Me being a vet and still loving tactical stuff decided to try them. Best boots ever. Perfect fit. Zero break in time. With stomping around on a hard warehouse concrete floor all day I forget I'm wearing boots. Look great, light weight... I'll be buying more of these.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Maybe the best boots I've eve owned.
      Reviewer: Richard Bates

      6/23/2017

      I have several friends that have military backgrounds, so when I needed new boots, I asked them first. The military/tactical style fit what I need in a boot for how I work. I am more than impressed with the quality and wear of what I purchased. Well worth the money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product for JROTC students
      Reviewer: Tracy Yarbrough

      6/8/2017

      My daughter loves these boots. I needed them for JROTC Camp. They are in Men's sizes. My daughter wears a Women's size 10 and we got the 8 1/2 size. Perfect fit for her. I also ordered them about 5 days before she was to leave. I called to check on the order status worried they wouldn't get here in time and they expedited overnight shipping for us! Great company and customer service!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I'm very pleased
      Reviewer: Larry Eaglen

      5/30/2017

      They are well made. Thanks

    • 5.0 star rating
    • These boots are amazing. Comfortable,
      Reviewer: Mary LYON

      5/29/2017

      These boots are made with high quality. Comfortable. They look amazing. Thick sole but light weight compared to others. Rate them a 10.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: John Polizzi

      4/20/2017

      I bought this this boot for summer time work season. I work construction ( concrete work ) , their lightweight design is perfect for long hot days on your feet. I wear them year round and they hold up great to all the rough conditions i work in. Bought a 2cd set to break in for this season. My original pair still have plent of life left in them and that was well over a year ago. Bottom line ... BEST BOOT EVER ! ! !

    • 5.0 star rating
    • boots are greatBoots
      Reviewer: Bruce McElwain

      4/6/2017

      Boots arelight an are comfortable to wear all day

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Look great, super light!!
      Reviewer: Veric

      3/1/2017

      Haven't wore them to work yet but before I do.....Can I use mink oil to help seal the leather?

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tough and comfortable
      Reviewer: Brett Nordmann

      12/14/2016

      I am hard on tools, equipment and clothing. Normally I replace my boots every 18 months or so. I have had these boots for 2 years now and still have more use left in them. They are so good that I recently purchased a second pair. I run in them, climb in them and spend numerous hours in them bent at the toes and always feel good. I highly recommend them.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Good boots
      Reviewer: Greg

      6/1/2015

      I've always bought Bates boots and love them. These desert tactical sports are a little different than the last two I purchased. Still breaking them in but they are stiffer than I would have liked to have with Bates. They are comfortable though and good quality for the price. Also laces could have been a little longer due to being Military we have to tuck our laces in and not much laces left to do that.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great price/great product
      Reviewer: Ralph

      12/7/2014

      fast delivery, excellent service

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: Dick

      10/21/2014

      This is a very good quality light weight boot. I wear these in the warmer months of the year.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • cheap product
      Reviewer: good for 1 year only

      9/11/2013

      I've had my Bates 8" tactical boot for just over 1 year. Regular wear, snow, concrete floors, asphalt. No mud, no water, just regular wear. The threading around the zipper started unraveling causing the zipper to get stuck. I had to cut the threads out of the way. Then one day when zipping the side, the zipper broke. Definitely not a YKK zipper! The cost was about $80 and you get what you pay for. I won't use Bates for any of my shoes again. The quality just isn't there.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • This is my third pair
      Reviewer: Nathan

      7/9/2013

      For a long time I had low back pain. I never wear cheap shoes. I bought the first pair for using on the motorcycle and everyday wear, they lasted about 13 months of everyday use. I am a teacher on my feet most all day. No back pain ever. I am now on my third pair. I may never buy another shoe. They are very comfortable and my feet do not get hot in them, even in the hot Florida summer riding on asphalt.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Good boots
      Reviewer: PFC

      5/15/2013

      Boots didn't require a break in period, very comfortable. Stitching has started coming out where my achilles meets my heel and I've only worn these in garrison. For a boot that I ordered extra-wide, the toe box could be wider to allow a little more wiggle room. There was a hot spot right on top of my toe that rubbed it raw after my 12-mile ruck last week. Other than that it held up well besides the regular aches on my feet through rucking. Good for the money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: Joe

      3/29/2013

      Lightweight and comfortable.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots for the money
      Reviewer: parabellum

      2/27/2013

      I've unboxed and worn these boots now for a few days, and I have to say I'm very impressed. No hotspots, no big break-in, no blisters. There is room for my foot to move in all the right places, but the boot is tight where it needs to be, to avoid rubbing and provide support. Time will tell how these do in terms of durability, but my initial impression is that these boots are a 10/10. Also: They have been treated with a very very good hydrophobic coating. I tried to apply my trusty Nikwax waterproofing to them and the stuff literally beaded up and ran off onto the floor. I was so impressed, I took them to the sink and ran the faucet over them and WOW....the leather was completely dry to the touch once I removed the boot from the stream. Whatever Bates is putting on these boots is a winner.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • More comfortable than my athletic shoes
      Reviewer: Brad Rogers

      1/4/2013

      These boots are all around excellent. I was a little worried about going with the 8" (typically the boots I buy are 6"). The other times I have worn 8" boots they were so stiff my ankles nearly locked out forcing my to walk like a tin soldier and drastically slowing my pace. With these it is almost like wearing a pair of tennis shoes with ankle support on the sides. The nylon uppers really improve flexibility of the boot over the all-leather varieties, enabling you to walk/run with ease and no drop in average pace or stride length. Not to mention the soft rubber soles and excellent padded instep makes it feel like you are walking on clouds. There was a small 2-3 day break in period, but after that they are perfect. My only concern is the durability of the plastic speed lace hooks. I can see those breaking off easily and rendering the boots nearly un-usable. I would prefer metal speed lace hooks (if the plastic ones break off I will probably look into replacing them with metal hooks at some point). So far there haven't been any issues with this component, though I think if there were to be a problem anywhere, it would be there. Overall, I would most definitely recommend these boots, and will replace my current ones with an identical pair once I wear these out.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Comfortable Boot, but...
      Reviewer: Mark

      4/13/2011

      Comfortable pair of boots. The firm sides of the boot really stablize the ankles, even on rough terrain of Afghanistan. However, the heal tore out only after only 2 months. This maybe a flaw of this type of boot.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Good boots for the money
      Reviewer: The Sgt

      12/16/2010

      I have had my boots for almost a year now and they still look new. They took a few weeks to break in but once you get them broke in they are very comfortable and a great value for the price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome !!!
      Reviewer: Bishop

      9/23/2010

      These boots are the most comfortable footwear that I've ever owned. I'm on my second pair right now and i am looking to purchase another pair of tan tactical boots to wear with ACU's.