Bates® GORE-TEX® Side-Zip 8'' Waterproof Work Boots for Men
As a biker, I've got a lot of requirements in a boot, and I'm hard on them. My last set, sold by a major motorcycle brand and full leather, although VERY solid and protective, was a pain to walk in for any sort of distance. Heavy, clunky, and painful after a while, so this time around, I started looking for an option that would provide the same ankle support/protection, a similar look, but a better fit for my foot. After the reccomendation of a couple of folks and reading reviews all over the 'net, I dropped by the local BassPro retail store, tried some on and bought them. I'm 1 week in, now, and they have started to break in, and WOW! Lightweight for sure, but they still feel sturdy! The lace up option helps me get a true fit, then the side zipper makes it a dream to get on and off. And the comfort? They're almost as comfortable as my favorite pair of tennis shoes, and walking has proven to be much more comfortable than the standard boots most of us 2 wheel fanatics use. :)
The true test will come in the longevity, as with the lightweight build, I'm still a little skeptical. For the price, I'll cross my fingers for 2 years + and will come back and edit the review with pertinent information.
So far, though, Bates has made me a believer in their boots!
April 5, 2012
Cant say enough about these boots, Best boots I ever had, I work construction and spend a lot of time in the woods on my free time
June 27, 2011
the best boot'S
WHAT CAN I SAY THEY ARE THE ONLY BOOTS I WILL EVER BUY THEY HAVE OUT PREFROMED
MY DEMANDS ILOVE THEM VERY COMFORTABLE HAD THEM FOR 2 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG
May 12, 2011
I have wide feet with very high arches. These boots support my arches and the size" wide" is more than adequate. Sitting around I leave the sides unzipped for comfort. When I need the ankle support, I zip up them up.
November 18, 2010