Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

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Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

Based on one of Bates' most popular designs, the new Tactical Sport line incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hard-working 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 midsole and removable insole offer comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support and tactical functionality make the 8" Tactical Sport SZ an ideal universal work boot. This model features a YKK side zipper for convenience.

Features of Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

  • Height: 8"
  • Upper: Leather and nylon
  • Outsole: Slip-resistant rubber
  • Athletic cement construction
  • Removable, cushioned insert
  • Ventilated mesh lining
  • YKK side zipper
  • 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" Tactical Sport SZ

    Based on one of Bates' most popular designs, the new Tactical Sport line incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hard-working 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 midsole and removable insole offer comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support and tactical functionality make the 8" Tactical Sport SZ an ideal universal work boot. This model features a YKK side zipper for convenience.

    Features of Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    • Height: 8"
    • Upper: Leather and nylon
    • Outsole: Slip-resistant rubber
    • Athletic cement construction
    • Removable, cushioned insert
    • Ventilated mesh lining
    • YKK side zipper
    • 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

Product Videos

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Skeptical
      Reviewer: DF

      12/14/2017

      I am typically skeptical of anyone who takes the time and thought to put together and send in a review to websites for their latest purchase. So, to say I don't review most of my purchases would be an understatement. But Bates boots, with all their online praise, caught my attention and, since I needed a solid pair of work boots anyway, I bought some. Bottom line: they deserve every single positive review and line of praise given. I work on my feet all day and they support and cushion every step. Even up and down stairs, the occasional run from here to there, my feet and back are comfortable and well taken care of in these boots. A superior product.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • good boot
      Reviewer: Kris Bateman

      12/14/2017

      Not as warm as I was hoping for but a nice boot

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far so good
      Reviewer: John Lavenia

      12/13/2017

      My first pair of Bates boots. I've been wearing them every day for about a week now. They seem to breath well. Soles are real grippy. I wonder if I should have gone with the composite toe, but the standard toe is not bad either. If they hold up I'll certainly buy Bates again.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Feels very good.
      Reviewer: RC

      12/13/2017

      11 small. 11.5 prefect. Order 1 size larger. Very good fit.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boot for Film Crews!
      Reviewer: Victoria M

      12/12/2017

      This boot saved me during a really cold shoot in January and continues to be the most supportive, comfortable working boot I've ever owned. After a 15 hour day, no pain, no aches and all gain with the Bates Tactical Sport SZ!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good overall boot
      Reviewer: Joel Green

      12/12/2017

      Solid boot comfortable and with the side zip easy on/off

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Good looking but....
      Reviewer: Lawrence Silva

      12/11/2017

      Grips nice on slippery surfaces but is very uncomfortable.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Hi Lawrence, we're sorry to hear that you don't love the boots! Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Relations team, and we would be happy to see what we could do to help fix this for you!

    • 2.5 star rating
    • Size seems off
      Reviewer: Lio cas

      12/10/2017

      Boots not as wide as others ive previously purchased.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Hi Lio, we are so sorry to hear that you don't love the boots! Please feel free to get in touch! We would be happy to see what we could do to help.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Amazing. Feels great and overall well worth the $
      Reviewer: Kyle

      12/9/2017

      These boots are amazing and well worth the price. First off I ordered them when they were listed on backorder and when I spoke with support about the estimated ship date they went above and beyond to get an answer. Fresh out the box these boots felt amazing when I put them on (not overly stiff like some boots before broken in) extremely comfortable and looks amazing.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellant.
      Reviewer: Jack Koloski

      12/8/2017

      Cannot beat the quality and price . Comfortable, lightweight and warm. A real winner. My 3rd pair of bates boots from you.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Satisfactory & surprised
      Reviewer: Pam Matthews

      12/8/2017

      Bought these for my husband who loves Bates boots. Was a bit apprehensive due to the "light" factor, athletic shoe claim. However, due to the price thought it was worth a shot. He really likes them since he's on his feet most of the day and feels less leg fatigue due to the weight. Waiting to see how they do in inclement weather.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • They’re pretty comfortable.
      Reviewer: Andrew Altman

      12/8/2017

      Got them on the Black Friday sale. I haven’t had much luck with Bates, but these seem pretty comfortable. We’ll see how they hold up. Just wish they were waterproof.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • N/A
      Reviewer: T Wong

      12/7/2017

      The price was great. But this one is not as comfortable as the last pair I brought. Less cushions on the sole and the ankle eyelet where the shoelaces go is very hard. Had to put on my ankle brace with the boots to give it extra cushion.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      We're sorry to hear you don't completely love your boots! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything we can do for you!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • this is a gift and it is exactly what I ordered
      Reviewer: MINA L ENGLE

      12/6/2017

      great product and value

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great boot
      Reviewer: John T

      12/4/2017

      Nice fit , light, very comfortable, boot broke in in no time. I only gave it a 4 star rating, because I do not yet know how durable the boot is.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Second time buying
      Reviewer: Alex Salisbury

      12/4/2017

      I’ve owned two pairs now, both have held up well. Very comfortable and the price is right!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great price and fast shipping
      Reviewer: Anthony Owens

      12/3/2017

      I bought a pair of these local and paid wayyyy more. Saw these and could not pass up the deal. Super light and very comfortable boots. I work in Corrections and am on my feet for 12hrs a day. And with a little elbow grease they shine up like glass.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I love the shoes
      Reviewer: Jerome Kleve Jr

      12/2/2017

      I will definitely come back for more iteams

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Fantastic
      Reviewer: Richard

      11/29/2017

      They fight perfect. Very comfortable. Fantastic!!!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • GREAT PRODUCT
      Reviewer: NEIL BYRUM

      11/24/2017

      IVE ENJOYED BATES BOOTS THIS STYLE FOR MANY YEARS THEY CANT BE BEAT!!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Christmas gift
      Reviewer: Namspj

      11/23/2017

      My husband has a pair of these he has practically worn out, he loves them and for someone who has a hard to fit foot they are a perfect fit for him. I purchased these for a Christmas gift and know he will love them as much as the pair he has. These boots according to him are very comfortable and keep his feet warm and dry.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • DURABLE, COMFORTABLE, PRACTICAL, AMAZING!
      Reviewer: Ethan Gallagher

      11/22/2017

      I LOVE THESE BOOTS! I got these for my birthday because I had outgrown my last boots and needed a new pair of outdoor boots. I asked for just any pair for my birthday and my mother couldn't have picked a better pair. I love the zip feature on the side, I have not had to tie or untie them since the day I got them. They are durable and comfortable. I wear them in the woods, with my BDU's, paint balling, and just whenever else I need a good durable pair. And for a shoe I will outgrow, the price is right. If you are debating about getting these, GET THEM! They won't let you down.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellent product and service
      Reviewer: Terry L Moore

      11/21/2017

      Original boots came, right boot had dent in the toe area, contacted the site, they sent a replacement pair immediately and paid for sending the others back. I call that excellent customer service. Boots are well made and well worth the price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best boots I've owned.
      Reviewer: Jose Garcia

      11/18/2017

      Great boots, wear them 5 days a week about 50hrs each week. Standing for all those hours, they have worn great, almost no break in period. Great edition to my SHTF gear.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great wearing boots
      Reviewer: Rudy Price

      11/16/2017

      Boots have worn good from day one. Good fit. True to size.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great deal on Bates 2261 8" Tactical Sport Boots!
      Reviewer: Dave W.

      11/16/2017

      This is my third pair...best tactical boot for LE and/or security details...I spend hours on my feet at my posts and these always were the best for walking during building/site patrols and just being on my feet for many hours...I usually get them from another online retailer super-site...from now on I'll be buying these here! Excellent service, fast shipping...and a super price on these!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Just what I wanted.
      Reviewer: Charles Perry

      11/13/2017

      The boots are very well made. They are light weight and don't wear your legs out. Very sturdy and very well made.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellent pair of boots
      Reviewer: Shawn McCormack

      11/9/2017

      Great value for the price. Extremely comfortable.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Nice boot for the price
      Reviewer: Cho Cheung

      11/6/2017

      Nice boot for the price. Difficult to move around at first, probably need to break it in some more. Wasn't as comfortable to wear than my old Magnum boots, but it is much lighter and more affordable

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good price
      Reviewer: James Bradford

      11/6/2017

      Good product for a good price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Perfect!
      Reviewer: Salvador Navarro

      11/5/2017

      These are exactly what I wanted! They are well made and very comfortable. I will buy them again in the future.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I am very pleased with these boots
      Reviewer: Kevin

      11/3/2017

      Fit is good and I like them

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Worth every penny
      Reviewer: M. Knight

      11/2/2017

      This is a very comfortable boot with the right fit.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great fit and confortable
      Reviewer: William Potteiger

      11/1/2017

      Just what I was looking for and they fit right out of the box. I could not be happier.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Exactly as Ordered!
      Reviewer: Pat Jones

      10/30/2017

      Perfect fit, my husband loves them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I am very happy with this product!
      Reviewer: Anthony Maiello

      10/28/2017

      Very good!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots needs a little more padding in sole
      Reviewer: Mikel Long

      10/27/2017

      Great boots needs a little more padding in sole but 5 stars

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots!
      Reviewer: David Goldblum

      10/25/2017

      I’ve been wearing this boot for years and am very happy with them. Just got a new pair while on sale, so I’m ready when the time comes. Just wish they were repairable since the uppers last forever.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best boot I ever bought...twice!!
      Reviewer: Joe Blow From Idaho

      10/24/2017

      Tremendous boots!! I wore these every day for 2 years and they’re incredibly comfortable

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best work boot for everyday
      Reviewer: Kelcey Harder

      10/23/2017

      This is my second pair of this model boot. I have had other Bates boots and with all the work I do around the ranch they have held up really well. The zipper style is so nice to have when putting on and head out the door. Very comfortable for all day

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Top Notch
      Reviewer: John W. Homme III

      10/19/2017

      These boots are great. Not my first pair. They are tough, but weigh less than your average sneakers. I've put these boots thru a lot, and they hold up really well.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • These boots are awesome
      Reviewer: David Sancrant

      10/19/2017

      Perfect fit and comfortable

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Alright
      Reviewer: JEFFREY G WEST

      10/19/2017

      The boots came unshipped from anycarrier I know and not in a concealed box... there is a difference in the boots from l to r r is correct issue.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Hi Jeffrey, I'm sorry to hear it sounds like you didn't love the boots. Please feel free to get in touch with our Customer Relations team. They'll be happy to discuss returns with you, and can help you find something that's perfect for you.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: Rich Tanner

      10/13/2017

      Comfortable, great price, durable. What's not to like?

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots!
      Reviewer: R J Henderson

      10/12/2017

      These boots are light weight and very comfortable. The sole gives very good traction. The side zipper is a great addition. I had a pair of the same boot without the zipper and had trouble getting them on.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Boot seems to be good quality but zippers are poor
      Reviewer: Kellen Derynck

      10/12/2017

      Ankles are a little uncomfortable but may just need more time to break in.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Comfortable even to the ankles
      Reviewer: Ritesh Varma

      10/9/2017

      These are very rugged boots for their price. A little bit more money and I am sure you could get some boots with a more solid outer body more resistant to scuffing and rashes. Your foot feels really protected in these. Yet very comfortable. If you put stiffer insoles, then you could handle standing long hours in them. The laces are strong. The side zippers are easy to function and have a side Velcro to protect them. Easy to get in and take off. The traction is really good if you fit these right. The tongue is a sturdy fabric with leather and good stitching all around. The bottom rubber or traction area is welded good to the boot.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good Boots, Great Deal
      Reviewer: T Gauldin

      10/9/2017

      Bought these after owning their comp toe version which have taller toe and are heavier. Have begun breaking these new ones in, but are already comfortable. A good riding boot with flexibility. We'll see how they hold up. Would like if they had a pull on loop at the heel. Found at great price!

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Good Product
      Reviewer: Jeff Binstock

      10/4/2017

      I wasn't sure what these boots would be like and how they would fit since I was ordering these online. These boots fit great and are very comfortable. Working in Security I need a comfortable and durable boot and these have lived up to my expectations so far.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • very comfy
      Reviewer: Dean Deck

      10/4/2017

      The first time I wore them I had to run. These boots fit perfect and are very comfortable.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Reorder
      Reviewer: Rick Jordan

      10/2/2017

      This is my 2nd pair of these boots. I decided to buy a 2nd pair because I needed to use the first pair for working around the rentals and yard.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Boots seem to be ok.
      Reviewer: Brian Martin

      10/1/2017

      Still breaking the boots in.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love 'em!
      Reviewer: Orlando

      9/29/2017

      Great quality and super light, just all around worth the little cash you're spending for them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great pair of boots!
      Reviewer: Warren Smith

      9/22/2017

      Boots fit well, are comfortable, and are a great value.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boot for lots of situations
      Reviewer: Rickey Barber

      9/22/2017

      Well constructed rugged design, reminds me of my old military boots. Originally bought for working in (I'm a chef) oils, and being water resistant helps and the slip proof is universal, but it's great for hiking and tactical maneuvers as well as real life scenarios. I used to buy boots three or four times a year but with this model two pairs last the year, one for work and one for everything else. Never had a problem with the zipper system and the laces normally only need to be changed once in a year with hardcore use. Great brand and product, if I could I would get one pair for everyone in the family.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Good, comfortable boot with easy break in.
      Reviewer: Robert Bettridge

      9/20/2017

      These boots are working well so far. This is my 1st pair of Bates, I usually wear Rocky and Rebook boots. Comfortable fit and seem fairly well built. My only issue so far is the tongue has a hard time centering up and staying in place while putting the boots on, my other brands do not have this issue. Excellent boot for a low price as long as they hold up.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Solid shoe with good performance
      Reviewer: Ian O'Connor

      9/19/2017

      I like the brand and have had other shoes from them in the past that held up really well

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Pretty good value for the price
      Reviewer: Robert Smith

      9/18/2017

      The boots fit comfortably and seem pretty well made. The price was good, and that was the main factor when I opted to get these. I work corrections in Texas and when the temp hits in the 90's the boots don't breathe very well.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Nice boots
      Reviewer: Dennis Maguire

      9/18/2017

      So far I like them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • what I expected. good buy
      Reviewer: Mike v

      9/18/2017

      good buy

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Good buy on boots
      Reviewer: Larry Nevills

      9/13/2017

      Boots arrived as expected. Zipper feels a bit on the cheap side. Time Will tell if it holds up. I normally wear D-width, but got the Extra Wide in these. Good thing because their Extra-wide fits like a normal width boot. Overall pleased on the value.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I love this product
      Reviewer: Margaux Maness

      9/13/2017

      Purchased for my roommate who is a Correctional Officer and they were prefect! He said, they are the best boots he's ever owned. All day comfort and breathable. The extra width is amazing. They pass through the intense screening without setting off the alarms. The price was accommodating to the wallet. Materials are well above market standards. Highly recommend this product.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Perfect boot!
      Reviewer: Jim (Val) Nelson

      9/13/2017

      This boot is the most comfortable boot I've ever worn. My hands don't work, from a neck injury, so I need the, easy to put on and do up, I can do that with this boot, don't have to ask the wife to pull the, on and do the, up. You have a customer for life!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • They fit my Boyfriend perfect
      Reviewer: JANET JONES

      9/13/2017

      He loves the comfort and support, and he says his feet don't get hot at all.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Not a good buy for me.
      Reviewer: Shane

      9/13/2017

      These boots were advertised as "extra wide" and they aren't. They fit just like any other pair of "not wide" boots. They aren't comfortable at all.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Size Issue
      Reviewer: Greg Knight

      9/13/2017

      Unfortunately the product did not fit my feet. I wear a 10 4E daily but these were not even close. Luckily there was no hassle in getting them returned. Boots were awesome, look good and would have been nice to wear had they fit.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Boots
      Reviewer: John

      9/12/2017

      Look great and feel good, have not worn them very long yet

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Meh...
      Reviewer: Colin McDaniel

      9/11/2017

      I tried them & although the fit is good I was unimpressed with the support.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • The price
      Reviewer: Allan m

      9/8/2017

      The price was outstanding. Hard to beat

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: Robert Purfield

      9/8/2017

      lightweight comfortable tough boots very happy

    • 3.5 star rating
    • I like this product!
      Reviewer: Mark Morrow

      9/8/2017

      I like the boots, The only thing I don't like about him is that he gave me a blister on the back of my right heel by the fifth day of wearing them . If there was a way that I could keep that from happening I would give them higher ratings and would deathly recommend !

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best boots ever
      Reviewer: Al Passariello

      9/7/2017

      I love these boots

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very comfortable
      Reviewer: Curt Van Beek

      9/5/2017

      Will definitely purchase again.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great
      Reviewer: Scott T Watkins

      9/2/2017

      Been wearing these for years. However my last two pairs have had zipper failure. Anyone else having these issues?

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Hi Scott! Thanks so much for your continued support. I'm sorry to hear about your zipper problem. If you like, please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team to see if we can help you resolve it.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Amazing
      Reviewer: Ben

      9/1/2017

      I researched these a year ago and friend convinced me to buy different pair of boots that were more tennis shoe esque. These were what i wanted and needed they are extremely comfortable and work perfectly for my site. Right boots, right price. They are utterly amazing.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots, very happy.
      Reviewer: Bob Fischer

      9/1/2017

      I just got these boots so I don't know how they will hold up over the long haul. However, at this point I'm very pleased. The fit was true to my size. The construction and quality of materials is great. The side zipper makes it easy to put them on and take them off. They are surprisingly lightweight on my feet. These boots are very comfortable to wear. I don't get that confining feeling with these boots like I've had with others in the past. Can't beat the price either. I've been looking for a pair of these for a while and a lot of them are $150-$200. I bought these to wear when I go shooting in the woods, yard work and for the winter here in the mountains. Definitely recommend!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • The best boots I've ever had.
      Reviewer: Paul Birch

      8/29/2017

      I'm a retired police officer currently working for a security company my post is at an active construction site where there are many Hills unlevel ground just rough Terrain these boots have made life a lot easier for me at work they support my weight easy to put on easy to take off and I can pretty much tread wherever I want to I'm certainly going to buy another pair.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Perfect in every way.
      Reviewer: Phillip in FL

      8/26/2017

      Couldn't be more pleased; comfortable, form fitting and durable. Had tried many different options and brands; will never go back to anything but Bates. Well worth the price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • 2nd pair
      Reviewer: Joseph

      8/25/2017

      They are comfortable and I'm able to wear these for prolong period without it becoming a burden. The other pair I had I wore it mostly for motorcycle riding. They are easy to get on and off.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very good product
      Reviewer: James Gardner

      8/19/2017

      The boots are comfortable and I like the looks. They fit perfectly. Easy to put on and remove. They arrived on time and look exactly like the picture. I am very pleased with them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great
      Reviewer: Bill

      7/21/2017

      Great price great boot

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Loving these boots
      Reviewer: Jack Delauter

      6/24/2017

      Perfect fit, excellent construction. Look forward to lots of wear.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • product is good
      Reviewer: warren whitney

      6/8/2017

      they ripped me off on the shipping I paid extra to get them in two days and didn't get them for almost two weeks. when I called about the shipping they gave me the runaround job about them coming from the factory bullshit lesson learned will never buy from them again!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • This site is now our vendor of choice
      Reviewer: Erik

      6/6/2017

      Lightweight for long shift comfort. Safer to drive with because sole is narrower than heavy boots. Not to be ignored by men with larger shoe size.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome
      Reviewer: Terry peelman

      6/5/2017

      Ok

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Loyal Customer
      Reviewer: John K

      5/25/2017

      I've been wearing Bates boots on and off for over 20 years. Always good quality and solid value for money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far so good
      Reviewer: James Olin

      5/18/2017

      They look sharp, and I have confidence in Bates boots. If you want a real evaluation ask me to review these boots in a year.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Good boot, poor shoe strings
      Reviewer: William Williamson

      5/13/2017

      Overall good boot, shoe strings came apart in one week of wear.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I always buy Bates
      Reviewer: Jay Buswell

      4/30/2017

      Great product, easy purchase prompt delivery!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Just what I needed
      Reviewer: Happy customer

      4/21/2017

      I have worn these boots before and when I saw the price I jumped on them. Thanks.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome boots for what i do.
      Reviewer: Joshua Lewis

      4/19/2017

      Super light , ultra comfortable, no break in, and my feet sont smell like hell after having them on all day. I do HVAC for a living and am on my feet all day, up and down stair and such. Like wearing sneakers with support you would expect from a good boot. Im sold for sure.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very Tough and Durable
      Reviewer: Travis Weaver

      4/18/2017

      Very nice Product. Nice boot, light, conformable, tough and durable. I use them for SAR (search and rescue) and they work very well.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love Bates Boots
      Reviewer: George Mercado

      4/17/2017

      Great boots and you guy's are awesome. Great customer service.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Good boot as described, but...
      Reviewer: Guy Cook

      4/14/2017

      Wish I had noticed this boot does not have a rear finger strap. Getting the boot on and off even though it comes with a zipper side is very difficult. Wish they had thought of that when they engineered this boot and had incorporated that feature into this design.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      We're sorry to hear that you weren't 100% satisfied with your boots, Guy. If you decide you'd like to return them, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Lovet
      Reviewer: gricelda Naranjo Bautista

      4/14/2017

      Lovet

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I LOVE these Boots!
      Reviewer: Greg Harrison

      4/13/2017

      I have looked for Boots like these for a long time! They look good, fit good,easy to put on, take off,feel good, light on my feet, and comfortable right out of the box! A great product at A good price!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • 5 stars
      Reviewer: wayne h. gifford

      3/31/2017

      Outstanding. Just ordered my 2nd pair of boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Always a great boot
      Reviewer: Steve S

      3/28/2017

      I wear these boots daily at our power equipment shop. They hold up well, even when coming apart at the seams- I should have replaced them a year ago! Great prices and fast free delivery to 'boot'. (Pun intended.)

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I love these boots
      Reviewer: Joe Gurganus

      3/16/2017

      Could not ask for more comfort and flexibility. Would like a better vent system to keep feet from sweating but that is a minor issue.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Another pair
      Reviewer: Michael

      2/11/2017

      The soles wear out kinda fast and they're exactly a 1/2 size smaller than normal, but they hold up pretty good under 24hr work shifts. They look good and are comfortable. For the price, I just end up going back to them each time i need new boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Boot did not fit - too small and too narrow.
      Reviewer: Robert Kensicki

      9/8/2016

      Originally order Propper Boot in 12 1/2 wide but was too small and narrow. Propper did not have extra wide size so ordered Bates Boots. I normally wear 12 1/2 Wide but I ordered 13 extra wide just in case and they seem to fit much better. So if you plan on ordering these boot I would order 1/2 size larger and maybe also width.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far so good
      Reviewer: Jordan

      6/13/2016

      Bought these boots for EMT school, had previous experience with Bates boots from the USMC, and another pair of desert side zip boots for personal use. Can't complain, good boots, true sizing, locks the ankle, side zip convenience for rapid donning. Sharp.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I really like these boots.
      Reviewer: Warren Grider

      1/20/2016

      Comfortable. Fit right. A little stiff but are breaking in.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • D L C
      Reviewer: Doc

      8/21/2015

      Durable, Light weight & Comfortable. I'm on my third pair. December will be two years on this pair. Very light & comfortable from day one.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Outstanding
      Reviewer: JR

      6/7/2015

      I purchased the boots for my nephew who was starting a new job and needed them rather quickly. Online purchase was quick and easy and the boots showed up in a matter of a couple days. Outstanding experience all around.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good comfy boots
      Reviewer: isaac

      4/30/2015

      I like the boots. I just wish the zipper handle was a bit larger.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tactical Sport SZ
      Reviewer: Clarence L.R. Henry

      4/30/2015

      Boot is light-weight, easy to wear and extremely comfortable. Usually stay away from boots with side zippers, but these -at least for now- seem to hold up well and allow the boots to be easily slipped on.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates
      Reviewer: Bruce

      4/27/2015

      Best boot I ever bought

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Work boots
      Reviewer: Michele

      4/15/2015

      Great job second time around

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: BJ

      3/5/2015

      Only had these for 3 weeks and I walk and stand lituarly all day. Very comfortable. I got these because Converse quit making the boot I used to wear and Reebok took over.They ruined it so I had to find something better and this boot is phenomenal. I'm 58yrs old and these are without s doubt the most comfortable I've ever had. Look forward to how they hold up when I break the Harley out. I will rerate them at the end of summer.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love them
      Reviewer: Aj

      2/9/2015

      Purchased the boots for my son He loves them and he use them for a police program I will purchase a new pair and will recommend them to others

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great
      Reviewer: Alex

      2/9/2015

      Great product, great service.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ
      Reviewer: Cyndy

      1/27/2015

      Easy process and easy to work with. Ordered the wrong pair of boots. Tactical Gear provided an RMA and credited my account quickly. Husband loves his new boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • My 2nd pair
      Reviewer: Scott

      1/16/2015

      Wouldn't where aney orther

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Not as good as they use to be
      Reviewer: Duane

      1/11/2015

      My first pair wore like iron for 3 years. When they wore out I bought another,in 4 months they were shot, sole seperated and stitching on heel support came apart. I'll stick with Rocky's. I'm in the woods all day and need something that will hold up.

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      We apologize the boots aren't holding up for you. We do cover all of our items under the manufacturer's original warranty. Please contact our customer relations team if you would like to return the product to us. We'd be happy to help!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Ccomfortable and durable
      Reviewer: Ski

      1/5/2015

      I've worn Bates and Danners for years as a Law Enforcement Officer and I have to say that dollar for dollar Bates wins hands down. I generally buy them wide and find that there is no break in period and that right out of the box they are very comfortable and when they get too worn for duty use, they work great as motorcycle boots, they're the only boots I'll buy

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great dal
      Reviewer: paul

      12/27/2014

      great price, great quality, fast shipping

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots!
      Reviewer: Guardian380

      12/20/2014

      Purchased these boots for my son for Christmas. Bought him a pair of these boots a few year ago. He wears them to work every day. I have a pair of these boots that I have had several years. Lightweight and are evidently durable. Will purchase another pair of these boots If and when I wear these out.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • *** AWESOME SERVICE ***
      Reviewer: Madd Dogg

      12/9/2014

      Tactical Gear provided not only an excellent product but the best service possible under such short notice. I will continue to make my Tactical purchases here and recommend this site to all my friends and family ! Good Job !

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great boot
      Reviewer: robert

      12/9/2014

      Have had these boots for 2 weeks. So far they are amazing. Very comfortable and didnt take but a few days to break in. Even breaking them in they didnt bother me. Feet dont hurt as bad any more.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: Greg L.

      11/30/2014

      This is my third pair. I wear them everyday. Plenty warm in the Colorado winters and very comfortable in the summer. Tactical gear had the best price and them here in less than a week.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • COMFORTABLE BOOT
      Reviewer: JOE

      11/28/2014

      BATES BOOTS ARE COMFORTABLE AND LONG LASTING, ARE VERY COMFORTABLE ESPECIALLY IF CONSTANTLY STANDING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tactical water proof boots
      Reviewer: Larry

      11/24/2014

      Great product and well made

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Disappointed!!!!!
      Reviewer: Danny

      10/26/2014

      My last 4 pair ( I buy 4 at a time) had the sole separate from the upper within the first 2 weeks on all 4!!! After being loyal to this brand for over a decade, I'm saying GOOD BYE!!!!!

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Danny, we are sorry to hear that your soles were separating from the upper—that is definitely not what we like to hear! If you would like to contact our Customer Relations team, we can see if you might be eligible for a manufacturer's warranty on those boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great investment
      Reviewer: mark

      9/26/2014

      I love these boots ,very light weight and comfortable right out the box.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far, so good...
      Reviewer: rsgnj

      9/22/2014

      So far these boots have been everything that the reviews say they are. Light weight and seemingly durable. The only thing that I wish Bates did was offer these with built-in water proofing/insulation. I had to decide between the side zipper or water proof, but I can always water proof these, can't add a side zipper to the other ones...

    • 4.0 star rating
    • 8th pair
      Reviewer: Ken

      7/20/2014

      I'm a long haul truck driver but have also worked as a mechanic and equipment operator on a large cattle ranch, I have been wearing this boot for over ten years and I am about to purchase my 9th pair. Yes, they can have issues like the sole having a short life span and on two pair the sole began to separate from the upper, but I am very hard on my boots. I will wear them as long as they make them as they are very comfortable, light weight, easy to get in and out of and for the money they hold up as well as less comfortable boots.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • liked the boot but!!!!
      Reviewer: Paul R Lentz

      7/2/2014

      wore them six times about 4 hours each time the last time sole fell completely off one and coming off the other!!! Glued on soles came on glued!!!

    • Response from WorkBoots.com

      Paul, we're really sorry to hear that you had to deal with that! The good news is that Bates offers a manufacturer's warranty that you may be eligible for. If you want to contact our Customer Relations team, we can help assist you with this.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good Boot
      Reviewer: Elton

      5/8/2014

      I liked it all the way around.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very good set of boots
      Reviewer: RECRUIT

      11/8/2012

      I purchased a set of these boots about a year ago and have been using them everyday since. Very comfortable, lightweight, good ankle support. Bought them for my water delivery driver position and worked excellent. Now use them in construction and they take a pounding. The ball of the sole wore out pretty quickly but other than that they have saved me from getting a nail in my foot a couple times. Excellent boot for the money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I'm impressed...
      Reviewer: Jeremiah N. Campbell

      7/26/2012

      These boots, I got for Christmas in 2010 and they are still going. I don't wear them anymore, only because I've another pair of boots, now. However, they still are comfortable and trustworthy, despite the fact of my mishandling and therefore busting one zipper. In this case, the boot now has a belt to wrap around it. They've gone through over a year of daily walking/running in fun environments (also urban, but that's no fun daily-wise). I'd recommend these boots to anybody in search of lasting comfort and durability - but if the zipper breaks, use a good belt in a creative fashion.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Light weight, not long lasting
      Reviewer: USCG Non-Rate

      5/24/2012

      I got these right out of Coast Guard basic training. Compared to the super boots we got issued, these bad boys are light as a feather. Great for running around the boat. Only a few problems though, the soles are cheap and quickly worn out. They are not at all water proof. And it is impossible to shine them, something about the leather... I don't know. I have not experienced this problem personally but I got a lot of shipmates on board that have had the zippers fail on them too. Good for a few months, not a long lasting thing though, I guess that is ok because they are cheap.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best all around boots I've had
      Reviewer: Johnny Mats

      5/1/2012

      I use these boots for literally everything. I work on movie sets here in LA, loading trucks, hauling lights and cables. I use them for landscaping, I use them for hiking. I keep two pairs around, at least, shine up one pair and use for daily shoes. I constantly wear these, and I love them. No steel toe, not waterproof, so heavy rain will kill the shoes. But If you live in a good climate like me, these are the perfect boot.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boot
      Reviewer: smfsr

      3/20/2012

      Very comfortable, light weight, reasonably priced; a very good motor cycling boot.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Comfortable disappointment
      Reviewer: Skidd

      10/20/2011

      Comfy, after an excrutiating Breakin Period, and then the tread wore through and the heels broke down inside of 6 months. I'm a 157 lb Fedex courier, so while I put more miles on than most guys, I'm not a lot if payload. These boots would be great for someone who wants to LOOK like they're Blue Collar, but they sure won't last long if you really ARE B.C. Oh, the zippered sides DO make it easy to breeze thru TSA checkpoints tho.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: J.berry

      9/5/2011

      i gave these 4 stars because the boots are great but the standard insoles are just that cheap paper thin foam that sucks, so get a better pair of insoles. The boot is a very well made boot. I work on a shipping/receiving dock so im walking and standig 8-9hrs a day and these boots have held up to the use, after a year they are beat up, the sole is about half worn down but still very comfortable. I recommend these boots to anyone lookig for a good work boot

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Bates tactical Sport
      Reviewer: D. Smith

      8/24/2011

      I have bought two pair since I have been working as a Correctional Officer.. I like the light weight and the tennis shoe feel.. However the soal tends to wear out too fast.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • I've loved these boots
      Reviewer: Shane

      6/10/2011

      Mine were given to me and they have been the best shoe I have ever worn. Love them for every day use.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Poor product
      Reviewer: Tim

      5/18/2011

      Guess you get what you pay for. Cheap price but a very cheap boot also. I have a pair of worn out Rocky's that I went back to. Pay the price and buy a good pair of boots. The Bates sports will not meet your expectations.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Close But Not Quite
      Reviewer: DOC Rider

      3/3/2011

      I've tried 3 pair of these.They do have that broken in feel right out of the box, light weight, and do not ever feel hot. BUT with all 3 pair, on at least one boot, the sole came off starting at the heel and continued to about mid foot. If the manufacturer could correct that problem they would easily have the best boot on the market for both a job in corrections and motorcycling.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: Stargazer

      3/2/2011

      I really love this boot, I just bought my 5th pair. Why my 5th pair? Because (as others have said) the bottoms just don't last long. They are the most comfortable boot I have owned, very light weight, so I keep buying them. I guess I'm a little hard on boots, they only last about 6 months. I am very active, I wear them every day, and they do get wet sometimes. I highly recommend this boot, you will probably get longer wear than I do.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Soles were out rather fast.
      Reviewer: Yote

      11/9/2010

      Good boots as far as feel and ease of wearing. But the soles are not long wearing as I had hoped for. I got a good year out of them and I do walk a lot at work, but they do wear down faster then I thought they would. On the plus side the leather is still in good shape and side zippers did not fail.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: REO

      6/8/2010

      Purchased these boots about a month ago and they are very comfortable. I love to ride my motorcycle with them, since they provide excellent ankle support.