Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

Item Number: 2250

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    • Bates Tactical Sport Boots were made with comfort in mind. This classic 8-inch look is built using a cement construction for a lightweight, flexible and athletic feel. The synthetic leather and nylon upper is resistant to dirt, oil and water, allowing your boots to maintain a sharp look no matter what crosses your path.

      • Height: 8"
      • Soft-toe boots
      • Wolverine Warrior synthetic leather and 1680 denier nylon upper upper is oil-resistant and water-resistant
      • Mesh-lining optimizes breathability
      • Slip-resistant outsole made from 100 percent rubber
      • Athletic-inspired cement construction

    Reviews: Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

    4 out of 5

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    • Great Boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 10/21/2014
      Reviewer: | Eaton
    • 5 out of 5 This is a very good quality light weight boot. I wear these in the warmer months of the year.

    • cheap product

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/11/2013
      Reviewer: | Cincinnati
    • 2 out of 5 I've had my Bates 8" tactical boot for just over 1 year. Regular wear, snow, concrete floors, asphalt. No mud, no water, just regular wear. The threading around the zipper started unraveling causing the zipper to get stuck. I had to cut the threads out of the way. Then one day when zipping the side, the zipper broke. Definitely not a YKK zipper! The cost was about $80 and you get what you pay for. I won't use Bates for any of my shoes again. The quality just isn't there.

    • This is my third pair

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/9/2013
      Reviewer: | Orange Park, Fl
    • 5 out of 5 For a long time I had low back pain. I never wear cheap shoes. I bought the first pair for using on the motorcycle and everyday wear, they lasted about 13 months of everyday use. I am a teacher on my feet most all day. No back pain ever. I am now on my third pair. I may never buy another shoe. They are very comfortable and my feet do not get hot in them, even in the hot Florida summer riding on asphalt.

    • Good boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/15/2013
      Reviewer: | Ft Campbell
    • 3 out of 5 Boots didn't require a break in period, very comfortable. Stitching has started coming out where my achilles meets my heel and I've only worn these in garrison. For a boot that I ordered extra-wide, the toe box could be wider to allow a little more wiggle room. There was a hot spot right on top of my toe that rubbed it raw after my 12-mile ruck last week. Other than that it held up well besides the regular aches on my feet through rucking. Good for the money.

    • Great Boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/29/2013
      Reviewer: | Tucson
    • 5 out of 5 Lightweight and comfortable.

    • Great boots for the money

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 2/27/2013
      Reviewer: | Midwest, USA
    • 5 out of 5 I've unboxed and worn these boots now for a few days, and I have to say I'm very impressed. No hotspots, no big break-in, no blisters. There is room for my foot to move in all the right places, but the boot is tight where it needs to be, to avoid rubbing and provide support. Time will tell how these do in terms of durability, but my initial impression is that these boots are a 10/10. Also: They have been treated with a very very good hydrophobic coating. I tried to apply my trusty Nikwax waterproofing to them and the stuff literally beaded up and ran off onto the floor. I was so impressed, I took them to the sink and ran the faucet over them and WOW....the leather was completely dry to the touch once I removed the boot from the stream. Whatever Bates is putting on these boots is a winner.

    • More comfortable than my athletic shoes

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 1/4/2013
      Reviewer: | MD, USA
    • 5 out of 5 These boots are all around excellent. I was a little worried about going with the 8" (typically the boots I buy are 6"). The other times I have worn 8" boots they were so stiff my ankles nearly locked out forcing my to walk like a tin soldier and drastically slowing my pace. With these it is almost like wearing a pair of tennis shoes with ankle support on the sides. The nylon uppers really improve flexibility of the boot over the all-leather varieties, enabling you to walk/run with ease and no drop in average pace or stride length. Not to mention the soft rubber soles and excellent padded instep makes it feel like you are walking on clouds. There was a small 2-3 day break in period, but after that they are perfect. My only concern is the durability of the plastic speed lace hooks. I can see those breaking off easily and rendering the boots nearly un-usable. I would prefer metal speed lace hooks (if the plastic ones break off I will probably look into replacing them with metal hooks at some point). So far there haven't been any issues with this component, though I think if there were to be a problem anywhere, it would be there. Overall, I would most definitely recommend these boots, and will replace my current ones with an identical pair once I wear these out.

    • Comfortable Boot, but...

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 4/13/2011
      Reviewer: | Afghanistan
    • 2 out of 5 Comfortable pair of boots. The firm sides of the boot really stablize the ankles, even on rough terrain of Afghanistan. However, the heal tore out only after only 2 months. This maybe a flaw of this type of boot.

    • Good boots for the money

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/16/2010
      Reviewer: | Missouri
    • 4 out of 5 I have had my boots for almost a year now and they still look new. They took a few weeks to break in but once you get them broke in they are very comfortable and a great value for the price.

    • Awesome !!!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/23/2010
      Reviewer: | Alexandria, VA
    • 5 out of 5 These boots are the most comfortable footwear that I've ever owned. I'm on my second pair right now and i am looking to purchase another pair of tan tactical boots to wear with ACU's.

    Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport Desert Tan

    Available Colors

    • Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport Desert Tan

    About Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport

    • Bates Footwear created its Tactical Sport line so that you can find a comfortable boot with the special features you need. Available in black or desert tan with a steel, composite or soft toe, these boots are lightweight and flexible because of their athletic build. The Wolverine Warrior leather and denier nylon makes them oil-, water- and dirt-resistent. For a one-of-a-kind work experience, slip on your own pair of Bates Tactical Sport boots.

    About Bates

    Bates collage It all started with men's dress shoes. In 1885 Bates Shoe Company was just a tiny dress footwear manufacturer. More than seven decades later, the company narrowed its focus to create a uniform dress shoe specifically for the U.S. Navy. From there, its uniform footwear line exploded onto the market. With 1.5 million pairs of military boots sold each year in 60 countries, it's no surprise that Bates remains a major player in the world of military footwear. With a reputation like Bates', it's easy to see why so many uniformed men and women wear these military boots with pride.
    Bates Width Our Width
    B Narrow Width
    C One Width Wider than B
    D Average or Medium Width
    E The Narrower of the Wide Widths
    EEE The Widest Width
    M Equal to a "D" or Medium Width
    W Equal to an "E" or Wide Width
    EW Equal to an "EEE" or Extra Wide
    Styles Availability Price/Each
    Bates 8" Desert Tactical Sport Desert Tan Desert Tan, Medium, 7
    SKU: 2250-7M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 7.5
    SKU: 2250-75M
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 8
    SKU: 2250-8M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 8.5
    SKU: 2250-85M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 9
    SKU: 2250-9M
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 9.5
    SKU: 2250-95M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 10
    SKU: 2250-10M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 10.5
    SKU: 2250-105M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 11
    SKU: 2250-11M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 11.5
    SKU: 2250-115M
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 12
    SKU: 2250-12M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 13
    SKU: 2250-13M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 14
    SKU: 2250-14M
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Medium, 15
    SKU: 2250-15M
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 7
    SKU: 2250-7XW
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 7.5
    SKU: 2250-75XW
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 8
    SKU: 2250-8XW
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 8.5
    SKU: 2250-85XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 9
    SKU: 2250-9XW
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 9.5
    SKU: 2250-95XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 10
    SKU: 2250-10XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 10.5
    SKU: 2250-105XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 11
    SKU: 2250-11XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 11.5
    SKU: 2250-115XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 12
    SKU: 2250-12XW
    Backorder $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 13
    SKU: 2250-13XW
    In Stock $82.99
    Desert Tan, Extra Wide, 14
    SKU: 2250-14XW
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