Bates Ultra-Lite Tactical Side-Zip 8'' Work Boots for Men
I have had these boots for around 2 months. About 2 years ago I had back surgery and since have had pain in my left foot throughout the day. No matter what shoe or boot I have worn. I bought these boots, thinking they were worth a try. I have not worn anything but since. No more pain, even the pain in my back has subsided. I not only would recommend these boots, I have, and will continue to. It is so nice to be pain free. Thank You to the Bates boot company for a quality product.
May 2, 2014
Average quality, nothing great
I am a C.O. and have owned these boot for 8 months now.
Pros: Boots are lightweight, polish up nice, leather seems to be durable. They also clear a metal detector, which is a plus in my line of work.
Cons: Had to replace the insoles at 7 months; the heel was worn all the way through. Even with new soles, they still hurt my feet. Rubber soles wear down pretty fast if you are using them for everyday duty. They also take a while to break in at first, and are uncomfortable until that point. Decent for $80, but if you have an extra $20-$30 in your budget, spend the extra money on something else.
July 8, 2011
Great Tactical Boots
I bought these boots and a pair of Thorogoods at the same time. The Thorogoods were great (solid, well made, waterproof, safety composite toe, soles that protected at 150,000 volts or something) but I chose the Bates because I was interested in a pair of tactical boots I could count on if I werechasing someone or vice versa rather than a pair of strictly work boots. And believe me, the Thorogoods were high quality Frankenstein boots. I've only been wearing the Bates for a week so I hope I don't have a lemon like the customer who reported that his pair fell apart in 3 months.
January 11, 2011
Easy on the feet
These boots are the best friend a foot ever had!
Especially easy on us old coots who can't bend over anymore to lace up a good boot, the side zipper makes it possible to do the job easily.
I always swore I'd never have a boot with a "fly" in it, but I've already worn out one pair, and I was pleased to find the same boot on the Bass Pro site at a lower price than on any one else's site.
Too bad I can only give 'em 5 stars - they deserve a lot more.
June 24, 2014