Bates Delta-9 Desert

  • 4.5 star rating
  • Item #: 2950
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Bates Delta-9 Desert

The Bates Delta-9 Desert is ideal for any personnel who spends long hours on his or her feet. It features a cement construction, a design similar to athletic styles, that creates lightweight shoes that are nice and flexible to boot. With Bates' Individual Comfort System (iCS), you can find your Goldilocks fit: not too cushy, not too firm, but just right. A disk lets you pick how responsive or plush the underfoot feeling is so you can maximize your comfort. The disk is designed directly into the boots' midsoles and can rest in one of four zones that differ depending on which kind of comfort experience you are looking for.

Features
  • Height: 9"
  • Soft toe
  • Upper is Wolverine Warrior Leather and ballistic nylon
  • Insole is removable
  • Vibram Mutant rubber outsole is slip-resistant
  • Cement construction
  • Individual Comfort System Technology
iCS Zones
  • Firm Zone: More energy return and all-day comfort guaranteed
  • Outward Zone: Outward tilt is minimized and a natural walking motion and stability is encouraged
  • Cushion Zone: Heel cushioning and shock absorption are maximized
  • Inward Zone: Inward tilt is minimized and a natural walking motion and stability is encouraged

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
  • Description
    Bates

    Bates Delta-9 Desert

    The Bates Delta-9 Desert is ideal for any personnel who spends long hours on his or her feet. It features a cement construction, a design similar to athletic styles, that creates lightweight shoes that are nice and flexible to boot. With Bates' Individual Comfort System (iCS), you can find your Goldilocks fit: not too cushy, not too firm, but just right. A disk lets you pick how responsive or plush the underfoot feeling is so you can maximize your comfort. The disk is designed directly into the boots' midsoles and can rest in one of four zones that differ depending on which kind of comfort experience you are looking for.

    Features
    • Height: 9"
    • Soft toe
    • Upper is Wolverine Warrior Leather and ballistic nylon
    • Insole is removable
    • Vibram Mutant rubber outsole is slip-resistant
    • Cement construction
    • Individual Comfort System Technology
    iCS Zones
    • Firm Zone: More energy return and all-day comfort guaranteed
    • Outward Zone: Outward tilt is minimized and a natural walking motion and stability is encouraged
    • Cushion Zone: Heel cushioning and shock absorption are maximized
    • Inward Zone: Inward tilt is minimized and a natural walking motion and stability is encouraged

  • 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

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great fit
      Reviewer: Rodney

      4/24/2015

      Super comfortable, fit great, very happy but wish they had speed lace hooks.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Excellent Boots
      Reviewer: Niemand

      8/10/2014

      I've owned these boots for about four months. They are still holding together. I had a pair of 5.11 boots, but they lasted only 6 months in the same conditions. These seem to be holding together better.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: SSgt

      8/8/2014

      I've had these for over 2 years now. While not wearing them daily they have still held up well for 2+ years. Very comfortable. Have not had a single issue with these boots. Including the laces.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • good boot for the buck
      Reviewer: Scott

      6/29/2014

      other than my converse boots, these are the best I've worn. almost no break in. would buy another pair in a heartbeat. i would have loved these when I was a cav scout in the mid 80's in central america. very upset the original converse design went to reebok. reebok totally screwed the pooch with their version. good job bates, this will not be my last pair. Rangers lead the way.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • could not make a better choice
      Reviewer: dan s

      3/18/2014

      my second pair only because my first pair do not look so good { my fault } have my first pair for 15 months in fact im wearing them now. I drive truck and haul blacktop occasionally that's why they do not look so good now. these boots got a real workout standing in 300 degree blacktop and other than the looks they are still in very good shape. hate to wear the new ones to work. could not believe how comfortable from day 1. as long as they are available I will keep buying them. thankyou BATES and thankyou MILITARY BOOTS>COM

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Impressive
      Reviewer: Craig CDR ( retired. DOJ)

      1/8/2014

      I have purchased 2 pairs of these boots, working the streets of Los Angeles, to chasing the drug dealers throughout the state, in the hills, along the beaches, and even hunting in the Rocky Mountains, these boots kick some serious A**. Only issue, the stitching on one boot at the heel sometimes breaks, but did get repaired via customer service. Agree, shoe laces could be better, I purchased after market ones that fit the bill.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • overall great boot
      Reviewer: pfc james

      11/27/2013

      i bought this boots over a month ago ive not had any problems the boot has great ankle support and is a comfortable boot to wear for long peroids of time some people say theres a problem with the laces but I haven't had any and I would highly recommend this boot to anyone

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Fresh Start
      Reviewer: Dan-Luis

      3/20/2012

      My feet are very rough on boots and I'm required to stand over 8 hours a day without siting. Today will be my first day wearing these. I've noticed a huge improvement over my last pair and I cannot really find anything wrong with these right now. They came in size 13W as promised and have plenty of room for my big clumsy neanderthal feet. For the price I really hoped they would've included gore-tex, however I don't see myself wading in waters or snow anytime soon since I live in the desert. They are much easier to put on than traditional Bates and came ready for action as promised. I had only 2 minutes to take these out of the box and readily slip them on my feet. Unfortunately my shipment didn't cohere with work schedule and they arrived after I clocked in. I'm only given thirty minute breaks and neglected my meal for these. Lets just say it was worth it. Their breathable, comfy, adjustable and sturdy. I hope they surpass 3 years. I put my foot wear through a lot of abuse. I'm proud to stick behind Bates quality. With or without the proper care.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • This update just in:
      Reviewer: GySgt Slaughter

      10/30/2011

      Now at 163 days on the boots. No problems whatsoever with right boot. Left boot stitching has parted where the top of the heel cup meets the top material wrapping the ankle. Outside boot stitching, not the inside. Started slow but got progressively worse, left heel now has side to side slop and support is lessening by the week. Customer service is working with me from my location to work out a swap/exchange, so all is not lost. Of note, the boots have only gotten wet on 2 occasions, and dried out quickly. Could be a contributing factor, but these ARE military boots and should be able to hang a little tougher.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellent boots......
      Reviewer: Lucky Dog

      8/10/2011

      I've been wearing this boot almost daily for the past 3 years without any problems whatsoever. Lightweight and comfortable right out of the box. Only in recent months has one lace started to wear out. Comes close to Danner quality at a much lower price. My next pair of boots will be this model with GoreTex.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Excellent boot, lousy laces:
      Reviewer: GySgt Slaughter

      6/26/2011

      Al Asad Airbase, Iraq: For starters, on this websites scale of 1 to 5, the boots themselves are a 5. Thanks to the Bates company selection of a wimpy lace, the boots fall to a 2 because they "need that special something". 20+ USMC veteran and now DOD contractor working in Iraq, I purchased the boots just prior to coming over. The boots fit properly right out of the box and do NOT appear to run a 1/2 size larger of smaller than other boots. Break-in was not noticeable at all, as my socks were new/thicker and the boots were so comfortable from day 1. Ankle support is great, the boot is lightweight and feels more like a comfortable running shoe than some of the stiff "bricks" I wore on active duty. My one complaint with the boot are the laces. As good as the boot is, the lace outer sawed through at numerous points after only 11 days, exposing the black inner core material. Knowing it was just the start, I started "nursing" the laces and immediately picked up a pair of backup laces for the day when the originals would snap. That day came only 34 days after having received the boots. Now on day 35, I highly recommend the boot to anyone looking for a sturdy, lightweight, well-tractioned boot that requires zero break-in time and feels natural on your foot. Be advised however, that you'll need aftermarket laces within a month.