Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

  • 4.5 star rating
  • Item #: 2261
  • $99.95
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Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

Based on one of Bates' most popular designs, the new Tactical Sport line incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hard-working tactical boot. The leather and nylon upper is ultra-durable, but the lightweight construction makes for a heavy-duty boot with the functionality and breathability of a running shoe. The cushioned midsole and removable insole offer comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support and tactical functionality make the 8" Tactical Sport SZ an ideal universal work boot. This model features a YKK side zipper for convenience.

Features of Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

  • Height: 8"
  • Upper: Leather and nylon
  • Outsole: Slip-resistant rubber
  • Athletic cement construction
  • Removable, cushioned insert
  • Ventilated mesh lining
  • YKK side zipper
  • Soft toe
Bates Width Our Width
B Narrow
D Medium
E Wide
EEE (3E) Extra Wide

US UK EU CM
3 2 36 21
3.5 2.5 36.5 21.5
4 3 37 22
4.5 3.5 37.5 22.5
5 4 38 23
5.5 4.5 38.5 23.5
6 5 39 24
6.5 5.5 39.5 24.5
7 6 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8 7 41 26
8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
13 12 46 31
14 13 47 32
15 14 48 33
16 15 49 34
Styles Availability Price/Each
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 7, Medium
SKU: 2261-7M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 7, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-7XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 7.5, Medium
SKU: 2261-75M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 7.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-75XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 8, Medium
SKU: 2261-8M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 8, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-8XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 8.5, Medium
SKU: 2261-85M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 8.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-85XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 9, Medium
SKU: 2261-9M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 9, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-9XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 9.5, Medium
SKU: 2261-95M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 9.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-95XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 10, Medium
SKU: 2261-10M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 10, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-10XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 10.5, Medium
SKU: 2261-105M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 10.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-105XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 11, Medium
SKU: 2261-11M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 11, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-11XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 11.5, Medium
SKU: 2261-115M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 11.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-115XW
Backorder $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 12, Medium
SKU: 2261-12M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 12, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-12XW
Backorder $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 13, Medium
SKU: 2261-13M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 13, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-13XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 14, Medium
SKU: 2261-14M
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 14, Extra Wide
SKU: 2261-14XW
In Stock $99.95
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 15, Medium
SKU: 2261-15M
In Stock $99.95
  • Description
    Bates

    Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    Based on one of Bates' most popular designs, the new Tactical Sport line incorporates athletic cement construction to provide a flexible, high-performance fit in a hard-working tactical boot. The leather and nylon upper is ultra-durable, but the lightweight construction makes for a heavy-duty boot with the functionality and breathability of a running shoe. The cushioned midsole and removable insole offer comfort and stability for long days on the job, while the mesh lining promotes ventilation to keep your feet cool. The lightweight design, athletic fit, superior arch and heel support and tactical functionality make the 8" Tactical Sport SZ an ideal universal work boot. This model features a YKK side zipper for convenience.

    Features of Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    • Height: 8"
    • Upper: Leather and nylon
    • Outsole: Slip-resistant rubber
    • Athletic cement construction
    • Removable, cushioned insert
    • Ventilated mesh lining
    • YKK side zipper
    • Soft toe
  • Size Chart
    Bates Width Our Width
    B Narrow
    D Medium
    E Wide
    EEE (3E) Extra Wide

    US UK EU CM
    3 2 36 21
    3.5 2.5 36.5 21.5
    4 3 37 22
    4.5 3.5 37.5 22.5
    5 4 38 23
    5.5 4.5 38.5 23.5
    6 5 39 24
    6.5 5.5 39.5 24.5
    7 6 40 25
    7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
    8 7 41 26
    8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
    9 8 42 27
    9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
    10 9 43 28
    10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
    11 10 44 29
    11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
    12 11 45 30
    13 12 46 31
    14 13 47 32
    15 14 48 33
    16 15 49 34

Product Videos

  • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ
  • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Boot did not fit - too small and too narrow.
      Reviewer: Robert Kensicki

      9/8/2016

      Originally order Propper Boot in 12 1/2 wide but was too small and narrow. Propper did not have extra wide size so ordered Bates Boots. I normally wear 12 1/2 Wide but I ordered 13 extra wide just in case and they seem to fit much better. So if you plan on ordering these boot I would order 1/2 size larger and maybe also width.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far so good
      Reviewer: Jordan

      6/13/2016

      Bought these boots for EMT school, had previous experience with Bates boots from the USMC, and another pair of desert side zip boots for personal use. Can't complain, good boots, true sizing, locks the ankle, side zip convenience for rapid donning. Sharp.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I really like these boots.
      Reviewer: Warren Grider

      1/20/2016

      Comfortable. Fit right. A little stiff but are breaking in.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • D L C
      Reviewer: Doc

      8/21/2015

      Durable, Light weight & Comfortable. I'm on my third pair. December will be two years on this pair. Very light & comfortable from day one.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Outstanding
      Reviewer: JR

      6/7/2015

      I purchased the boots for my nephew who was starting a new job and needed them rather quickly. Online purchase was quick and easy and the boots showed up in a matter of a couple days. Outstanding experience all around.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good comfy boots
      Reviewer: isaac

      4/30/2015

      I like the boots. I just wish the zipper handle was a bit larger.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tactical Sport SZ
      Reviewer: Clarence L.R. Henry

      4/30/2015

      Boot is light-weight, easy to wear and extremely comfortable. Usually stay away from boots with side zippers, but these -at least for now- seem to hold up well and allow the boots to be easily slipped on.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates
      Reviewer: Bruce

      4/27/2015

      Best boot I ever bought

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Work boots
      Reviewer: Michele

      4/15/2015

      Great job second time around

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: BJ

      3/5/2015

      Only had these for 3 weeks and I walk and stand lituarly all day. Very comfortable. I got these because Converse quit making the boot I used to wear and Reebok took over.They ruined it so I had to find something better and this boot is phenomenal. I'm 58yrs old and these are without s doubt the most comfortable I've ever had. Look forward to how they hold up when I break the Harley out. I will rerate them at the end of summer.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love them
      Reviewer: Aj

      2/9/2015

      Purchased the boots for my son He loves them and he use them for a police program I will purchase a new pair and will recommend them to others

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great
      Reviewer: Alex

      2/9/2015

      Great product, great service.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ
      Reviewer: Cyndy

      1/27/2015

      Easy process and easy to work with. Ordered the wrong pair of boots. Tactical Gear provided an RMA and credited my account quickly. Husband loves his new boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • My 2nd pair
      Reviewer: Scott

      1/16/2015

      Wouldn't where aney orther

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Not as good as they use to be
      Reviewer: Duane

      1/11/2015

      My first pair wore like iron for 3 years. When they wore out I bought another,in 4 months they were shot, sole seperated and stitching on heel support came apart. I'll stick with Rocky's. I'm in the woods all day and need something that will hold up.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      We apologize the boots aren't holding up for you. We do cover all of our items under the manufacturer's original warranty. Please contact our customer relations team if you would like to return the product to us. We'd be happy to help!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Ccomfortable and durable
      Reviewer: Ski

      1/5/2015

      I've worn Bates and Danners for years as a Law Enforcement Officer and I have to say that dollar for dollar Bates wins hands down. I generally buy them wide and find that there is no break in period and that right out of the box they are very comfortable and when they get too worn for duty use, they work great as motorcycle boots, they're the only boots I'll buy

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great dal
      Reviewer: paul

      12/27/2014

      great price, great quality, fast shipping

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots!
      Reviewer: Guardian380

      12/20/2014

      Purchased these boots for my son for Christmas. Bought him a pair of these boots a few year ago. He wears them to work every day. I have a pair of these boots that I have had several years. Lightweight and are evidently durable. Will purchase another pair of these boots If and when I wear these out.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • *** AWESOME SERVICE ***
      Reviewer: Madd Dogg

      12/9/2014

      Tactical Gear provided not only an excellent product but the best service possible under such short notice. I will continue to make my Tactical purchases here and recommend this site to all my friends and family ! Good Job !

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great boot
      Reviewer: robert

      12/9/2014

      Have had these boots for 2 weeks. So far they are amazing. Very comfortable and didnt take but a few days to break in. Even breaking them in they didnt bother me. Feet dont hurt as bad any more.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: Greg L.

      11/30/2014

      This is my third pair. I wear them everyday. Plenty warm in the Colorado winters and very comfortable in the summer. Tactical gear had the best price and them here in less than a week.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • COMFORTABLE BOOT
      Reviewer: JOE

      11/28/2014

      BATES BOOTS ARE COMFORTABLE AND LONG LASTING, ARE VERY COMFORTABLE ESPECIALLY IF CONSTANTLY STANDING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tactical water proof boots
      Reviewer: Larry

      11/24/2014

      Great product and well made

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Disappointed!!!!!
      Reviewer: Danny

      10/26/2014

      My last 4 pair ( I buy 4 at a time) had the sole separate from the upper within the first 2 weeks on all 4!!! After being loyal to this brand for over a decade, I'm saying GOOD BYE!!!!!

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Danny, we are sorry to hear that your soles were separating from the upper—that is definitely not what we like to hear! If you would like to contact our Customer Relations team, we can see if you might be eligible for a manufacturer's warranty on those boots.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • great investment
      Reviewer: mark

      9/26/2014

      I love these boots ,very light weight and comfortable right out the box.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • So far, so good...
      Reviewer: rsgnj

      9/22/2014

      So far these boots have been everything that the reviews say they are. Light weight and seemingly durable. The only thing that I wish Bates did was offer these with built-in water proofing/insulation. I had to decide between the side zipper or water proof, but I can always water proof these, can't add a side zipper to the other ones...

    • 4.0 star rating
    • 8th pair
      Reviewer: Ken

      7/20/2014

      I'm a long haul truck driver but have also worked as a mechanic and equipment operator on a large cattle ranch, I have been wearing this boot for over ten years and I am about to purchase my 9th pair. Yes, they can have issues like the sole having a short life span and on two pair the sole began to separate from the upper, but I am very hard on my boots. I will wear them as long as they make them as they are very comfortable, light weight, easy to get in and out of and for the money they hold up as well as less comfortable boots.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • liked the boot but!!!!
      Reviewer: Paul R Lentz

      7/2/2014

      wore them six times about 4 hours each time the last time sole fell completely off one and coming off the other!!! Glued on soles came on glued!!!

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Paul, we're really sorry to hear that you had to deal with that! The good news is that Bates offers a manufacturer's warranty that you may be eligible for. If you want to contact our Customer Relations team, we can help assist you with this.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good Boot
      Reviewer: Elton

      5/8/2014

      I liked it all the way around.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very good set of boots
      Reviewer: RECRUIT

      11/8/2012

      I purchased a set of these boots about a year ago and have been using them everyday since. Very comfortable, lightweight, good ankle support. Bought them for my water delivery driver position and worked excellent. Now use them in construction and they take a pounding. The ball of the sole wore out pretty quickly but other than that they have saved me from getting a nail in my foot a couple times. Excellent boot for the money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I'm impressed...
      Reviewer: Jeremiah N. Campbell

      7/26/2012

      These boots, I got for Christmas in 2010 and they are still going. I don't wear them anymore, only because I've another pair of boots, now. However, they still are comfortable and trustworthy, despite the fact of my mishandling and therefore busting one zipper. In this case, the boot now has a belt to wrap around it. They've gone through over a year of daily walking/running in fun environments (also urban, but that's no fun daily-wise). I'd recommend these boots to anybody in search of lasting comfort and durability - but if the zipper breaks, use a good belt in a creative fashion.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Light weight, not long lasting
      Reviewer: USCG Non-Rate

      5/24/2012

      I got these right out of Coast Guard basic training. Compared to the super boots we got issued, these bad boys are light as a feather. Great for running around the boat. Only a few problems though, the soles are cheap and quickly worn out. They are not at all water proof. And it is impossible to shine them, something about the leather... I don't know. I have not experienced this problem personally but I got a lot of shipmates on board that have had the zippers fail on them too. Good for a few months, not a long lasting thing though, I guess that is ok because they are cheap.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best all around boots I've had
      Reviewer: Johnny Mats

      5/1/2012

      I use these boots for literally everything. I work on movie sets here in LA, loading trucks, hauling lights and cables. I use them for landscaping, I use them for hiking. I keep two pairs around, at least, shine up one pair and use for daily shoes. I constantly wear these, and I love them. No steel toe, not waterproof, so heavy rain will kill the shoes. But If you live in a good climate like me, these are the perfect boot.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great boot
      Reviewer: smfsr

      3/20/2012

      Very comfortable, light weight, reasonably priced; a very good motor cycling boot.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Comfortable disappointment
      Reviewer: Skidd

      10/20/2011

      Comfy, after an excrutiating Breakin Period, and then the tread wore through and the heels broke down inside of 6 months. I'm a 157 lb Fedex courier, so while I put more miles on than most guys, I'm not a lot if payload. These boots would be great for someone who wants to LOOK like they're Blue Collar, but they sure won't last long if you really ARE B.C. Oh, the zippered sides DO make it easy to breeze thru TSA checkpoints tho.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: J.berry

      9/5/2011

      i gave these 4 stars because the boots are great but the standard insoles are just that cheap paper thin foam that sucks, so get a better pair of insoles. The boot is a very well made boot. I work on a shipping/receiving dock so im walking and standig 8-9hrs a day and these boots have held up to the use, after a year they are beat up, the sole is about half worn down but still very comfortable. I recommend these boots to anyone lookig for a good work boot

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Bates tactical Sport
      Reviewer: D. Smith

      8/24/2011

      I have bought two pair since I have been working as a Correctional Officer.. I like the light weight and the tennis shoe feel.. However the soal tends to wear out too fast.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • I've loved these boots
      Reviewer: Shane

      6/10/2011

      Mine were given to me and they have been the best shoe I have ever worn. Love them for every day use.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Poor product
      Reviewer: Tim

      5/18/2011

      Guess you get what you pay for. Cheap price but a very cheap boot also. I have a pair of worn out Rocky's that I went back to. Pay the price and buy a good pair of boots. The Bates sports will not meet your expectations.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Close But Not Quite
      Reviewer: DOC Rider

      3/3/2011

      I've tried 3 pair of these.They do have that broken in feel right out of the box, light weight, and do not ever feel hot. BUT with all 3 pair, on at least one boot, the sole came off starting at the heel and continued to about mid foot. If the manufacturer could correct that problem they would easily have the best boot on the market for both a job in corrections and motorcycling.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: Stargazer

      3/2/2011

      I really love this boot, I just bought my 5th pair. Why my 5th pair? Because (as others have said) the bottoms just don't last long. They are the most comfortable boot I have owned, very light weight, so I keep buying them. I guess I'm a little hard on boots, they only last about 6 months. I am very active, I wear them every day, and they do get wet sometimes. I highly recommend this boot, you will probably get longer wear than I do.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Soles were out rather fast.
      Reviewer: Yote

      11/9/2010

      Good boots as far as feel and ease of wearing. But the soles are not long wearing as I had hoped for. I got a good year out of them and I do walk a lot at work, but they do wear down faster then I thought they would. On the plus side the leather is still in good shape and side zippers did not fail.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boot
      Reviewer: REO

      6/8/2010

      Purchased these boots about a month ago and they are very comfortable. I love to ride my motorcycle with them, since they provide excellent ankle support.