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Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

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    Description

    • The 8-inch Tactical Sport Side-zip is Bates’ No. 1 selling boot. Why? Lightweight and aggressive, these boots are perfect for law enforcement and tactical operations. Made from only the highest quality materials, the upper is built from full-grain leather and tightly woven nylon while the outsole is made from rugged slip-resistant rubber. Ultra-comfortable features like a removable cushioned insert, athletic cement construction and a breathable mesh lining make this style a go-to choice for the field.

      Features
      • Height: 8"
      • Soft toe
      • Side zip
      • Upper made from full-grain leather and durable 1680 denier nylon
      • Highly breathable mesh lining
      • High-quality YKK zipper
      • Removable insert for optional cushioned comfort
      • Aggressive slip-resistant rubber outsole
      • Lightweight and flexible athletic cement construction

    Reviews: Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    4 out of 5

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    • *** AWESOME SERVICE ***

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/9/2014
      Reviewer: | Merced
    • 5 out of 5 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 !

    • great boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/9/2014
      Reviewer: | Clarksville
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • Great Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/30/2014
      Reviewer: | Gunnison
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • COMFORTABLE BOOT

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/28/2014
      Reviewer: | DULLES VA.
    • 5 out of 5 BATES BOOTS ARE COMFORTABLE AND LONG LASTING, ARE VERY COMFORTABLE ESPECIALLY IF CONSTANTLY STANDING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.

    • Tactical water proof boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/24/2014
      Reviewer: | Orange Grove
    • 5 out of 5 Great product and well made

    • Disappointed!!!!!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 10/26/2014
      Reviewer: | Egg Harbor
    • 1 out of 5 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!!!!!
      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. - TacticalGear.com

    • great investment

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/26/2014
      Reviewer: | jonesborough,tn
    • 5 out of 5 I love these boots ,very light weight and comfortable right out the box.

    • So far, so good...

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/22/2014
      Reviewer: | Parsippany
    • 5 out of 5 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...

    • 8th pair

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/20/2014
      Reviewer: | Brooksville, FL
    • 4 out of 5 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.

    • liked the boot but!!!!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/2/2014
      Reviewer: | Pahrump NV.
    • 1 out of 5 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!!!
      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. - TacticalGear.com

    • Good Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/8/2014
      Reviewer: | Fayetteville, AR
    • 5 out of 5 I liked it all the way around.

    • Very good set of boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/8/2012
      Reviewer: | USA
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • I'm impressed...

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/26/2012
      Reviewer: | Corpus Christi, Tx.
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • Light weight, not long lasting

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/24/2012
      Reviewer: | USCGC Alex Haley
    • 2 out of 5 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.

    • Best all around boots I've had

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/1/2012
      Reviewer: | Los Angeles, California
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • Great boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/20/2012
      Reviewer: | In
    • 5 out of 5 Very comfortable, light weight, reasonably priced; a very good motor cycling boot.

    • Comfortable disappointment

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 10/20/2011
      Reviewer: | bloomington, in
    • 2 out of 5 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.

    • Great boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/5/2011
      Reviewer: | port nehes, tx
    • 4 out of 5 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

    • Bates tactical Sport

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 8/24/2011
      Reviewer: | South Carolina
    • 3 out of 5 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.

    • I've loved these boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 6/10/2011
      Reviewer: | Utah
    • 4 out of 5 Mine were given to me and they have been the best shoe I have ever worn. Love them for every day use.

    • Poor product

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/18/2011
      Reviewer: | Iowa
    • 1 out of 5 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.

    • Close But Not Quite

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/3/2011
      Reviewer: | North Carolina
    • 2 out of 5 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.

    • Great Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/2/2011
      Reviewer: | Dallas, Texas
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    • Soles were out rather fast.

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/9/2010
      Reviewer: | Round Rock Texas
    • 3 out of 5 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.

    • Great Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 6/8/2010
      Reviewer: | San Antonio, Texas
    • 5 out of 5 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.

    Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black

    Available Colors

    • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black

  • Soft toe
  • Side zip
  • Upper made from full-grain leather and durable 1680 denier nylon
  • Highly breathable mesh lining
  • High-quality YKK zipper
  • Removable insert for optional cushioned comfort
  • Aggressive slip-resistant rubber outsole
  • Lightweight and flexible athletic cement construction
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    • Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ
     

    About Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    • 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" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, 7, Medium
    SKU: 2261-7M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-7XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-75M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-75XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8, Medium
    SKU: 2261-8M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-8XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-85M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-85XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9, Medium
    SKU: 2261-9M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-9XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-95M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-95XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10, Medium
    SKU: 2261-10M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-10XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-105M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-105XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11, Medium
    SKU: 2261-11M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-11XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-115M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-115XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 12, Medium
    SKU: 2261-12M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 12, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-12XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 13, Medium
    SKU: 2261-13M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 13, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-13XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 14, Medium
    SKU: 2261-14M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 14, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-14XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 15, Medium
    SKU: 2261-15M
    In Stock $75.99
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