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Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

Item Number: 922

  • MSRP: $189.95 Save 11% ($20.00)
  • Our Price: $169.95
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Description

  • Need a tall, aggressive pair of boots? The Bates Tropical Seals Durashocks fit the bill. Standing 8 inches tall, they have a full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper for unparalleled strength. Bates' patented Durashocks technology keeps comfort front of mind by absorbing shock for a responsive ride. The slip-resistant outsole provides multi-terrain traction while the removable insert cushions with every step. Combining premier comfort technology and military aggressiveness, the Bates Tropical Seals Durashocks are the whole package.

    Features
    • Height: 8"
    • Soft-toe boots
    • Upper made from full-grain leather and ballistic nylon
    • Removable cushioned insert
    • Proprietary Bates DuraShocks shock-absorbing technology
    • Slip-resistant Durashocks outsole
    • Assembled in the USA
    • 30-day Comfort Guarantee. If these boots don’t completely meet your comfort needs, send them back to Bates within 30 days for a full refund.

Reviews: Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 18 customers

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  • A good boot -- everything I expected.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Emory, TX
  • 5 out of 5 This boot is light, comfortable, and just what I expected.

  • would recommend

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/27/2014
    Reviewer: | Ontario
  • 5 out of 5 Just as I remember them

  • my veiw

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/22/2014
    Reviewer: | Midland
  • 4 out of 5 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.

  • Bate 8"

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/15/2014
    Reviewer: | Moreno Valley
  • 5 out of 5 How do I describe this? One of a kind. The products are not just unique, they are as described and meets the desired expectations.

  • excellent work boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/10/2014
    Reviewer: | Washington
  • 4 out of 5 Good durability, excellent shock absorption

  • I will say

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/17/2014
    Reviewer: | Wisconsin
  • 4 out of 5 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.

  • poor quality soles

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/20/2014
    Reviewer: | Davis, IL.
  • 1 out of 5 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.

  • Not as expected.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/10/2013
    Reviewer: | Beacon
  • 2 out of 5 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.

  • 6 pairs in now.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/18/2013
    Reviewer: | Dallas, Tx
  • 5 out of 5 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.)

  • Excellent Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/10/2012
    Reviewer: | Tidioute Pa.
  • 5 out of 5 I just bought these boots and they are the most comfortable boot I have worn I've had jungle boots and leather 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

  • Especially impressed...

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

  • High quality boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/25/2012
    Reviewer: | New York, N.Y.
  • 4 out of 5 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.

  • Dependable Quality

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/3/2012
    Reviewer: | Bethesda, MD
  • 5 out of 5 Technical boots (military); even after wearing in all-day training, very comfortable. Can't imagine training without these.

  • High quality boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/14/2012
    Reviewer: | New York, N.Y.
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • RUN JUMP WORK ANYTHING IN THEM

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/17/2012
    Reviewer: | Farmington MO
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Best Boot I have owned

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/15/2011
    Reviewer: | farmmo
  • 5 out of 5 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

  • Not Running Shoes, But as Close as a boot gets.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/18/2011
    Reviewer: | Kentucky
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • the BEST

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/28/2010
    Reviewer: | Ohio
  • 5 out of 5 BEST (black) summer boot out there... got me through many miles of mountainous terrain.

Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black
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  • Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black

About Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks

  • Enjoy the superior level of comfort with Bates Tropical boots. Boasting tough-as-nails quality, these boots have the specs to back up that claim. The Durashock outsoles minimize impact and make each step smooth and effortless. They are made to last with direct-attach construction and an innovative outsole pattern that provides a better grip on even the roughest terrain. The upper is made of leather and Cordura for an attractive look that does not sacrifice technical performance. Each pair of Tropical boots weighs approximately 40 oz. When it comes to comfort and durability, these boots stand the test of time.

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.
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Bates 8" Tropical Seals Durashocks Black Black, Medium, 7
SKU: 922-7M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: 922-75M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: 922-8M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: 922-85M
Backorder $169.95
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: 922-9M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: 922-95M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: 922-10M
Backorder $169.95
Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: 922-105M
Backorder $169.95
Black, Medium, 11
SKU: 922-11M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: 922-115M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 12
SKU: 922-12M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 13
SKU: 922-13M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 14
SKU: 922-14M
In Stock $169.95
Black, Medium, 15
SKU: 922-15M
Backorder $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7
SKU: 922-7XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7.5
SKU: 922-75XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8
SKU: 922-8XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8.5
SKU: 922-85XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9
SKU: 922-9XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9.5
SKU: 922-95XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10
SKU: 922-10XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10.5
SKU: 922-105XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11
SKU: 922-11XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11.5
SKU: 922-115XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 12
SKU: 922-12XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 13
SKU: 922-13XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 14
SKU: 922-14XW
In Stock $169.95
Black, Extra Wide, 15
SKU: 922-15XW
In Stock $169.95