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5
5" Tactical Sport Posted:
Reviewer: from Detroit, Michigan
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Light boot, durable quality. Good grip on the sole.

5
5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from lewistown, pa
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent Boots like the look and quality of the boots unfortunately these did not fit me.

Lites® Black High Gloss
Lites® Black High Gloss Posted:
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The description shows made in the USA. I received the shoes today and they were made in China.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted:
Reviewer: from So. Cal.
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Overall I'm satisfied with these work boots. I wish they had longer laces and extra loops but nothing major. Fit is true to form, well for me anyways.

8
8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Surprisingly comfortable right out of the box. I expect a pair of boots to require more break-in. I lace boots pretty tightly, which makes it a little difficult squeezing them on and off using only the zipper. I prefer this to a sloppy zipper or loose fit. Rode my motorcycle 40 miles in January in Wisconsin the first day I got them. It was cold, raining and very windy, and my feet stayed comfortable and dry. Walking in these boots, I don't feel like I'm wearing ski boots. Wore them over to my dad's house, and he liked them so well he ordered a pair.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted:
Reviewer: from Maryville
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I will be returning these they are the most uncomfortable boot I have ever put on

SRT-Special Response Tactial Low
SRT-Special Response Tactial Low Posted:
Reviewer: from Las Vegas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great shoes for a patrol officer looking to get away from a heavy boot. They did fit a bit more narrow than expected but but they broke in nicely and it's no longer an issue.

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from Rochester Ny
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

As soon as I put these shoes on I fell in love. The individual comfort wheel under the insole is great! Just gotta try them on a few times to see where it needs to be and trust me once you got it you'll know it! They are light and flexible. Good traction and stylish actually for work in my opinion. Definitely worth the buy.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Posted:
Reviewer: from Peoples Democratic Socialist Republic of Madiganistan (IL)
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Read and heed the negative reviews! The side zipper is essentially useless, as you will not be able to get your foot in or out without unlacing the boot. The gusset behind the zipper is much to small. Additionally, the first pair I tried had a defect in the gusset that made it near impossible to zip or unzip. It appears to me that Bates is running on reputation, and has let quality slip. Better design and quality control are needed.

Velocitor
Velocitor Posted:
Reviewer: from Frisco TX
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband delivers all day and is constantly in and out of a truck. A co-worker recommended these to him. My husband says they're very light weight and comfortable. He says the only minor issue is that the slick fabric that the insole is made out of makes him slip around a little inside the shoes. He is going to buy a gripping sock to overcome this. My husband and his co-worker both recommend going a half size down from your regular shoe size. My husband wears a 9.5 wide in this shoe but normally wears a 10 regular width shoe.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are definitely waterproof and very comfortable after being broken in for a couple of days. They feel more like tennis shoes than boots!

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from Modest CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I purchased a pair of Bates about three years ago and its time to replace. This pair, the same size, seems to fit smaller. So I ordered again but a half size larger, perfect, these are great shoes highly recommend. Also Zappos is the greatest! Thanks Zappos for making things easy.

SRT-Special Response Tactial 7
SRT-Special Response Tactial 7 Posted:
Reviewer: from Leander, TX
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These shoes are very comfortable. My only issue is the eyelette grommets, they break off very easily. My first pair two grommets broke off trying the shoe on. After returning and replacing the shoe, the second pair the grommets broke of after two weeks of use.

Code 6 - 6
Code 6 - 6" Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I've had 2 pairs of these boots and up until now never had a problem. Just received a new pair same size and width as last 2 pairs, and didn't fit. Boots were visibly narrower at the arch support and length was a lot smaller than previous pair. Also received larger size and as expected too big. Time to find a different boot.

Ultra-Lites
Ultra-Lites Posted:
Reviewer: from Lancaster, pa
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Fit is true to size. Comfort of the foot bed is OK but not fantastic. I have larger calves and had to keep the ties fairly loose to avoid discomfort. Overall a good boot considering the limited availability of boots of this type for women.

Code 6 - 4
Code 6 - 4" Posted:
Reviewer: from Brooklyn
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Extremely light and comfortable boots. I wore them out in about 6-7 months. Mind you it was the only boot i had to wear to work. Work is 10-11 hours of moving around in a plumbing supply.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted:
Reviewer: from Queens, NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

the boots are great, i believe by far, the best I've ever had, and that's comparing them to other top brands like Magnum. they are true to size,feel and look sturdy. They don't have the bubble in the heel like other boots have, which I assume are there to provide better cushion. However, I prefer them without the bubble because from past experience I've noticed that the plastic lining tends to break ruining the boots. I recommend these boots.

5
5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from Bend, Oregon
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These boots have a zipper down from the inside ankle. They also have heavy duty lace hooks at the top of the boot. Perhaps because of the zipper, there is not enough padding behind the lace hook on that side, and it grinds into your skin. Not too bad at first, but after an hour they had to come off.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from NY
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I used to be a big fan of Bates for my work boots. Until I purchased a dud pair. I had switched to Under Armour and started wearing their boot/sneaker Valsetz. Great boot for comfort not super durable but worth the money if you were on your feet all day. Now the sad part. UA completely discontinued that boot and replaced it with a subpar version. Which brings me back to Bates. This boot in every way seemed like my solution to the discontinued boot. So I ordered it in the same size as the UA received them immediately in the mail (zappos is fast!) they were huge!! Had to return them for a half size smaller. These were pretty loose for the width even with a slightly thicker sock and an orthopedic insert. These aren't as comfortable as the UA I loved. Cushioning is pretty firm, traction is good, they breathe alright but I did experience some rub during my shift. No blister but discomfort. So if you're like me looking for the UA replacement keep looking.

5
5" Tactical Sport Posted:
Reviewer: from Lakeland, FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been wearing Bates 5" Tactical Boots as a hiking boot for several years. These are extremely durable boots that provide excellent ankle support and comfort during long days on the trail. The real surprise was the customer service at Zappos. I need split sizes, and though thye couldn't accomodate that particular need, they provided me with a wealth of information on some great folks who split sizes. Can't say enough good things about Zappos customer care team!!

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

In over twenty years these are 1 of only 2 shoes that I have ever bought a second time. They are the ideal work boot. Comfortable, supportive, versatile, and long wearing. I usually wear size 12, but these fit perfect in 11.5. If you are considering this general style of boot, I cannot recommend this particular pair enough.

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