Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

  • 4.5 star rating
  • Item #: 922
  • $174.95
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Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

Named after the brave men risking their lives to protect our country, the Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks boot is designed to stand up to the toughest treatment and not wear down after years of use. This functional tactical boot features a durable, full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper that provides maximum protection from the elements, but still maintains breathability and comfort. The slip-resistant, rubber DuraShocks outsole is built on a shock-absorbing, cushioned midsole that protects wearers from falls and hazardous surfaces. It is engineered to provide superior grip on any terrain and will not lose traction in wet conditions. Rugged, direct attach construction ensures that the boot will not fall apart after constant use and promotes a comfortable, secure fit. With a removable, cushioned insert for added comfort and a traditional military lacing system, this boot is perfect for anyone seeking long-lasting and versatile tactical functionality in a lightweight, ultra-durable frame.

Features of Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

  • Height: 8"
  • Direct attach construction
  • Full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper
  • Energy-returning DuraShocks outsole provides slip resistance, absorbs shock and enhances comfort
  • Removable cushioned insert
  • Weep holes on the sides push out water
  • Soft toe
  • Made in the USA
  • Bates' 30-day Comfort Guarantee
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" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 7, Medium
SKU: 922-7M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 7, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-7XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 7.5, Medium
SKU: 922-75M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 7.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-75XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 8, Medium
SKU: 922-8M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 8, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-8XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 8.5, Medium
SKU: 922-85M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 8.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-85XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 9, Medium
SKU: 922-9M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 9, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-9XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 9.5, Medium
SKU: 922-95M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 9.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-95XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 10, Medium
SKU: 922-10M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 10, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-10XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 10.5, Medium
SKU: 922-105M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 10.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-105XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 11, Medium
SKU: 922-11M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 11, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-11XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 11.5, Medium
SKU: 922-115M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 11.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-115XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 12, Medium
SKU: 922-12M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 12, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-12XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 13, Medium
SKU: 922-13M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 13, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-13XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 14, Medium
SKU: 922-14M
Backorder $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 14, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-14XW
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 15, Medium
SKU: 922-15M
In Stock $174.95
Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, 15, Extra Wide
SKU: 922-15XW
In Stock $174.95
  • Description
    Bates

    Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

    Named after the brave men risking their lives to protect our country, the Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks boot is designed to stand up to the toughest treatment and not wear down after years of use. This functional tactical boot features a durable, full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper that provides maximum protection from the elements, but still maintains breathability and comfort. The slip-resistant, rubber DuraShocks outsole is built on a shock-absorbing, cushioned midsole that protects wearers from falls and hazardous surfaces. It is engineered to provide superior grip on any terrain and will not lose traction in wet conditions. Rugged, direct attach construction ensures that the boot will not fall apart after constant use and promotes a comfortable, secure fit. With a removable, cushioned insert for added comfort and a traditional military lacing system, this boot is perfect for anyone seeking long-lasting and versatile tactical functionality in a lightweight, ultra-durable frame.

    Features of Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

    • Height: 8"
    • Direct attach construction
    • Full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper
    • Energy-returning DuraShocks outsole provides slip resistance, absorbs shock and enhances comfort
    • Removable cushioned insert
    • Weep holes on the sides push out water
    • Soft toe
    • Made in the USA
    • Bates' 30-day Comfort Guarantee
  • 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

Customer Reviews

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Not like the old ones
      Reviewer: Nixon

      1/3/2016

      Was on active duty for over 4 years and this was the best boot for me. It meet all my needs and more, but the last pair I bought on my own was of a much lower quality sole than before. The sole completely disintegrated and literally crumbled apart after only a year. The old ones never did this. Guess they don't make the sole the same anymore.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • They don't make them like they used too.
      Reviewer: Orphan

      8/23/2015

      I have been wearing these boots since I was 18. I have owned six pairs through-out my life. The quality of the boot has been decreasing each time I've purchased a pair. My boot cracked after four months of wearing them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • A good boot -- everything I expected.
      Reviewer: Bill

      12/7/2014

      This boot is light, comfortable, and just what I expected.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • would recommend
      Reviewer: Ralph

      10/27/2014

      Just as I remember them

    • 4.0 star rating
    • my veiw
      Reviewer: Paul

      10/22/2014

      very comfortable boot the only thing I did not like is the soul slips easy on frost on my deck all most fall down. came back in and toke them off.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bate 8"
      Reviewer: Anslem

      9/15/2014

      How do I describe this? One of a kind. The products are not just unique, they are as described and meets the desired expectations.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • excellent work boot
      Reviewer: Jerry

      8/10/2014

      Good durability, excellent shock absorption

    • 4.0 star rating
    • I will say
      Reviewer: Odins Wolf

      6/17/2014

      i have worn these for 3 weeks and have finally got comfortable. The construction seems solid iv walk pavement turf,mud,dirt,sand traps,gravel and woodland. During Training they fit snug but have the comfort in between water vents nicely. During the break in process the heal rubbed a bit but quickly resolved itself.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • poor quality soles
      Reviewer: Ted

      2/20/2014

      While these boots are the most comfortable I've worn, the soles are really poor. I wear them in a Legion color guard in parades, and after only one parade the soles cracked and later the heels disintegrated completely. These boots were a couple years old and seldom worn, but sat in a dark closet when not being worn. Bates said they were too old to warranty, so I can't recommend them. Stay away from the durashock soles, not repairable or replaceable.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Not as expected.
      Reviewer: Vinny

      10/10/2013

      I wore the steel toe version in the AF.They were comfortable right out of the box.These however,I've worn for a week.Another few days,and I should be crippled.These are awful! There's no room in the toe box.Marked"EW" but they're not.Compared to the "issue"boots,the soles are a joke! If they were priced at $50,they might be a bargain.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • 6 pairs in now.
      Reviewer: WarCog

      1/18/2013

      I've been wearing Bates 8" Tropical's nearly every single day since 1998! I've had exactly six pairs-and need a new pair now, which is why I'm here shopping and writing this review. And yeah, I do wear them completely out–which takes me 2-3 years depending on activity. I've had both steel-toed versions, and non-reinforced (back when they still made them) and I can't say enough good about these simple, lo-tech, rugged boots. Ultra-confortable, cool on the feet (hence "Tropical" designation), wear like iron, light as sneakers, extremely flexible non-binding uppers, great shock absorption, good traction (when lugs still appear on soles–hehe!) The only con is that they've more than doubled in price in the last 14 years. But at $120-ish now I recon they're a good enough investment. I'm still buying and wearing them out. I'd go into combat in these any day. If they're good enough for SEALS to train in, they're good enough for me. (And probably you too.)

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellent Boots
      Reviewer: Terry

      8/10/2012

      I just bought these boots and they are the most comfortable boot I have worn I've had jungle boots and leather combat boots but these are the best yet even with stress fractures in my foot these boots are great I can walk without any pain on concrete floors all day I would recommend these boots.The price you can't beat it

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Especially impressed...
      Reviewer: Jeremiah N. Campbell

      7/26/2012

      I got these boots for Christmas of 2011, and they've yet to concern me in any way. They're excellent in all aspects of use; lightweight, comfortable, durable (USA Made), reliable, well fitted, nice, easy to shine, tough inner/outer soles, water-resistant (not 'proof, remember) - and never mind the price, I think they're worth more than $120. I enjoy my daily wearing of the boots.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • High quality boots
      Reviewer: Airport Grind Handler

      6/25/2012

      The quality of the boot is Exceptional. The boots are very basic looking nothing to fancy. The 2 vent ports allow air in making them perfect for hot weather. The soles are thick and look like there going to last a while, and they are really light. The sizing is a little of. I ussaully order a 10 in shoes but 10 was a little to loose so I got a 9.5 which fit perfect. As with most leather boots these are going to take a while to get worn in. The heals caused me some trouble so I suggest applying leather softener and prepping them before taking them out for a long day. Great boot and there made in the USA.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Dependable Quality
      Reviewer: Jumpin' Jake

      6/3/2012

      Technical boots (military); even after wearing in all-day training, very comfortable. Can't imagine training without these.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • High quality boots
      Reviewer: Airport Grind Handler

      5/14/2012

      The quality of the boot is Exceptional. The boots are very basic looking nothing too fancy. The 2 vent ports allow air in making them perfect for hot weather. The soles are thick and look like there going to last a while, and they are really light. The sizing is a little of. I usually order a 10 in shoes but 10 was a little to loose so I got a 9.5 which fit perfect. As with most leather boots these are going to take a while to get worn in. The heels caused me some trouble so I suggest applying leather softener and prepping them before taking them out for a long day. Great boot and there made in the USA.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • RUN JUMP WORK ANYTHING IN THEM
      Reviewer: Ron1

      1/17/2012

      These are the most confy boots I have ever worn. They are great. Easy to get on and off, Don't know you have them on while you do. They are easy to run in, climb in, work all day in and when you come home your feet feel like you have been home all day. They are a must of men and women who are on their feet a lot thru the day. I can tell you in my opinion you won't regret the cost, and they are made in the U.S.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best Boot I have owned
      Reviewer: Ronbo

      12/15/2011

      They are light, confy, easy on and off, warm, dry every thing you would want in a boot. the dura shock add lots of confort to this boot. There is really nothing like them

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Not Running Shoes, But as Close as a boot gets.
      Reviewer: Wingnut

      8/18/2011

      I first purchased these boots because I was told they were as comfortable as running shoes. In my opinion they are not as comfortable as running shoes but they are as close as I've found in a boot. I have run in these boots. I have run bleacher steps in these boots. I have even jumped rope in them. Mostly I use them as work boot. Very comfortable but not a running shoe. This is my 4th pair. I don't forsee changing styles. In my opinion this is the best boot for my money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • the BEST
      Reviewer: Rich

      8/28/2010

      BEST (black) summer boot out there... got me through many miles of mountainous terrain.