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Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

Item Number: 2700

  • MSRP: $119.95 Save 8% ($10.00)
  • Our Price: $109.95
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  • 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.

    • 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

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 16 customers

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  • Great product

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/25/2015
    Reviewer: | Rollinsford
  • 5 out of 5 I am very happy with my purchase. I would order again from you people.

  • They fit

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/26/2015
    Reviewer: | Williams OR
  • 5 out of 5 That's about all I can say at this time, haven't worn them enough to really rate them properly. Ordered my usual size 8 and they fit nicely. I like the side zip.

  • good boots but disappointed with defects

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/22/2014
    Reviewer: | Chattanooga
  • 2 out of 5 I typically love bates boots. These are good, however the ones I received have some small defects, a problem I've never encountered with Bates products. The strings are too short. I barely was able to tie them. The closure tab for the zipper on the right shoe is not sewn on the seam where it should be and therefore does not velcro as it should. I have never had a problem with bates boots before, but this order is a terrible disappointment.
    We're sorry that you had these issues with your boots! Most manufacturers have a defective warranty. If you contact our Customer Relations team, we'd be happy to check your eligibility. - TacticalGear.com

  • Great

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/2/2014
    Reviewer: | Long Island
  • 5 out of 5 Very comfortable boots. Great support for my ankles. I'm a volunteer firefighter so around alot of water, my feet stay dry and warm

  • Love these boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/4/2014
    Reviewer: | Live Oak
  • 5 out of 5 These are the best boots to wear on concrete when you are on your feet for 12 shift.

  • bricks on your feet

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/20/2014
    Reviewer: | Brimley
  • 5 out of 5 These boots feel like bricks on your feet! Company won't take them back! Out

  • greatest boots ever

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/20/2014
    Reviewer: | Charleroi
  • 5 out of 5 Actually, this is my second pair that I purchased. I loved my first pair so much I worried whether I'd ever be able to get the same thing again. You know how everyone changes styles etc. So I bought the second pair so that if the first pair ever wears out then I know that I still have a pair. I wore them all last year in all kinds of weather and they still look brand new. They are very warm and extremely comfortable. I wore them right out of the box. Also, they don't add 5 pounds to your feet like other boots. You don't even know you are wearing boots. I wear them with everything including shorts. Everyone who sees them loves them. Buy a pair, you won't be sorry.

  • Bates Women's 8" Tactical Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/23/2014
    Reviewer: | Hermiston
  • 5 out of 5 These boots are very comfortable to wear. I am on my feet all day on cement floors and these are light weight and the souls are like walking on air.

  • I love these boots!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/17/2013
    Reviewer: | New Ulm
  • 3 out of 5 These are GREAT boots. I work 16hr days through the summer and the winter. The only problem I have with these boots are the soles of my boots are coming off after only one year of working in them. They breath well and have great support when on your feet extended periods of time. They just need to last longer. Paula

  • Good work boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/30/2013
    Reviewer: | Lake City
  • 5 out of 5 This boot will clear the metal detector>

  • Exactly what I wanted!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/11/2013
    Reviewer: | Sheridan
  • 5 out of 5 Right out of the box they are comfy and light weight. Usually I need a gel footbed, but not with these. I immediately took the dog for a fast hike on concrete the whole way through town for about 1.25 miles. They are exactly what I wanted. As I was walking my calves bulked up a little and the upper tightened up so I loosened them. WHAT A GREAT DESIGN! I wear 9.5, so little I am not, and these fit the bill well.


    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/12/2013
    Reviewer: | NY
  • 5 out of 5 best boots I have ever owned! need a new

  • Best fit ever

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/29/2011
    Reviewer: | New Mexico
  • 5 out of 5 My wife is a EMT and the Bates Tactical boot is the best fit and most comfortable work boot she has ever put on her feet.

  • Sized as expected

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/21/2011
    Reviewer: | Yate, UK
  • 5 out of 5 I bought these boots recently as a smart lightweight boot for my work as a medic on a drilling rig in the North sea. I also do voluntary work for ST John ambulance and being ex Royal Navy I do occassionaly go for a rum in them. The grip is very good and the support excellent. They are also very light and have kept my feet dry in hot environments. The side zip makes them very easy to take off (especially at my age). I will be reccomending them to my mates. I would prefer a hard toe cap for safety and may get a pair of Bates with a hard toe cap as a comparison in the near future. I am very pleased so far.

  • Great Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/20/2011
    Reviewer: | USA
  • 5 out of 5 I really like these boots! It's my first pair of 8" boots and I was afraid that they would really bother my ankles and legs, but they are very comfortable and they were easy to break in. I would definitely buy another pair.

  • Cool, Comfortable

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/19/2011
    Reviewer: | Columbia
  • 5 out of 5 I got these boots for a friend, and she loves them they fit great and feel great.

Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black

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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
D Medium
E Wide
EEE (3E) Extra Wide

2   32 19
3 1 33 20
4 2 34 21
4.5 2.5 34.5 21.5
5 3 35 22
5.5 3.5 36 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 41 26.5
10 9 42 27
11 9 43 28
12 10 44 29
Styles Availability Price/Each
Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ Black Black, Medium, 5
SKU: 2700F-5M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 5.5
SKU: 2700F-55M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 6
SKU: 2700F-6M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 6.5
SKU: 2700F-65M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 7
SKU: 2700F-7M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: 2700F-75M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: 2700F-8M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: 2700F-85M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: 2700F-9M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: 2700F-95M
In Stock $109.95
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: 2700F-10M
In Stock $109.95