Bates Ultra-Lite Tactical Side-Zip 8'' Work Boots for Men
These boots took several days to break in. The first day, I wished I had not bought them. After a couple hours, I had to leave the zippers unzipped because my feet and ankles hurt so bad. The second day, they felt a lot better, and by the fourth day, they felt great. They are very comfortable and have molded well to my feet. The grip is great, too. I would definitely buy them again, even with them taking several days to break in.
December 21, 2010
The boots fit well and really required no breakin time, however the boot laces were to short and I had to purchase longer laces in order to lace boots up properly. I have a pair of bates water poof and have had very good luck with them, but not needing 2 pair of waterproof insulated boots, I chose the work boot instead.....I was wrong. The $50 or so dollars I saved was not in my best intrest.....
January 9, 2013
I bought these boots about 3 months ago, and had no problems with them. until 2 weeks ago, the sole is coming off of the boot ,the liner is coming out, the zippper is broken. both boots are litteraly falling apart. I wear them strictly for work and i can't believe that they're falling apart after only 3 months of wear. This is the worst pair of boots I have ever purchased.
October 7, 2009
good boots for the money
i have had these boots for about 9 months. they are now falling apart. i really cant complain though. i work as a drill instructor at a boot camp for youthful offenders and put a lot of miles on my feet including running in them. they are light weight and comfortable as advertized. since i only paid 80 bucks for em i wouldnt expect them to last 2 years or more.
June 10, 2011