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Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ

Item Number: 2272

  • MSRP: $194.95 Save 8% ($15.00)
  • Our Price: $179.95
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  • When your job requires a high level of protection from your footwear, you need boots that can hold their own. That’s why military, law enforcement and security professionals rely on the Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ. Tall and strong, these boots are constructed out of durable ballistic nylon and equipped with first-class technologies like a waterproof GORE-TEX lining and a slip-resistant rubber outsole. Speed and agility aren’t an afterthought though. All this aggressiveness is baked into an lightweight, athletic construction to ensure the GX-8 won’t weigh you down.


    • 8” height
    • Composite (nonmetallic) toe
    • Side-zip for quick access
    • Waterproof GORE-TEX lining
    • Slip-resistant rubber outsole
    • Lightweight cement construction
    • Removable cushioned insert
    • Durable ballistic nylon

Reviews: Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 10 customers

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  • Great

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/26/2015
    Reviewer: | Sacramento
  • 5 out of 5 Excellent

  • Defective Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/6/2015
    Reviewer: | Fairfield CA.
  • 3 out of 5 The Boots are comfortable and keeps feet dry, but why after 6 or 7 months the soles are coming off starting at the toe area. If they could be repaired or replaced by the company, I think they should. I have purchased Bates boots before and haven't had the soles come off yet until I got this style of there boot?
    Hi Ron, we're so sorry to hear you'd having some issues with your new boots! If you'd like to reach out to our Customer Relations team, we would be happy to look into this for you and see if this issue might be covered under a manufacturer's warranty. - TacticalGear.com

  • Sole

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/22/2015
    Reviewer: | Woodbridge
  • 2 out of 5 Ordered them 30nov14, now 22jan15 not two months pieces coming off sole.zipper seems to jam a little. Boot IS comfortable at 9+ hours a day and waterproof like stated. Feet not wet was nice
    We apologize that you experienced this issue with your boot's sole. Many manufacturer's offer a defective warranty. If you would like to reach out to our Customer Relations team, we are happy to check your eligibility. - TacticalGear.com

  • great looking boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/29/2014
    Reviewer: | COVE CITY
  • 5 out of 5 only wore them once so fare a little snug but should get wider with time. as a medical responder dont have to wear them all the time so time will tell. fallow up in about 3 months.

  • Not great

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/13/2014
    Reviewer: | Kuwait
  • 3 out of 5 I wanted to give these Bates a shot because I like the safety toe / side zip combination. I read the reviews first and saw some low marks for quality and durability. I can now verify they are not as durable as the Converse side zip / safety toe boots that I have wore for the last year. The zipper is small making it weak and not as easy to zip or unzip as its larger counterpart. The material used connecting between the zippered halves is a soft but thin leather that seems like it may become weak after a few months of sand, dirt, water, and sweat from working. They are definitely Tacti-cool and will do the job intended but probably not for the long haul of more than a year. Considering I paid 150 for them, which is what I paid for the converse, I was hoping for a more solid boot.
    We appreciate this valuable feedback, and we're sorry to hear the boots aren't working out as well as your other boots. Bates does stand behind their products by offering a manufacturer's warranty. If your boots fail to perform, you are welcome to reach out to our customer relations team to help determine your warranty eligibility. - TacticalGear.com

  • Gets Cold and damo inside when in water

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Amelia
  • 4 out of 5 I like these boots but when i steped into a creek with them ankle deep they got damo inside and cold

  • Finally great boots!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/7/2013
    Reviewer: | Memphis, tn
  • 5 out of 5 After years of sore, hot, tired, wet sweaty feet. a great, high quality boot. My feet feel like they are in a comfortable tennis shoe. At the end of the shift they are dry and ready to go. no more wet feet. and they polish up and look great.

  • Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/6/2013
    Reviewer: | Alabama
  • 5 out of 5 I bought my first pair four years ago. This is the best boot I have ever purchased. Out of the box, the boot is very comfortable and has no break in period. My only complaint is that the boots will only last a year at the most. Granted, I do wear them 12 to 14 hours a day. If they only lasted 6 months, I would still buy this boot for the comfort and price. I will be buying another pair soon.

  • excellent boot.....but didnt last

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/1/2012
    Reviewer: | traverse city mi
  • 2 out of 5 best boot i ever put on my feet! lite weight, cool during the summer, and felt like a pair of nikes........unfortunately after 2.5 months in the field they r completely falling apart.(i work in excavation installing underground utilities) stitches on the side are coming apart, where the sole wraps up the side of the boot is separating, and the rubber grips on the tread are almost warn down to nothing. i spent $20 to have them repaired....maybe they would be good for a weekend warrior but not the workin man

  • Best boots I've ever had!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/5/2011
    Reviewer: | Pacific Northwest
  • 5 out of 5 Waterproof, zip-up, comfortable, breathable, durable, safety toe--in short, excellent!

Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ Black

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About Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ

  • Kick it into gear with the GX line of Bates Footwear. Boasting cement construction and additional athletic shoe traits, these sturdy boots withstand constant abuse during hikes and trail maneuvers. Waterproof linings, slip-resistant outsoles and breathable GORE-TEX linings are just some of the features that Bates included in the GX to help you focus more on the tasks you face than your feet. It is no surprise that GX boots are major players in the work, hiking and tactical communities.

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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Styles Availability Price/Each
Bates GX-8 GTX CT SZ Black Black, Medium, 7
SKU: 2272-7M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: 2272-75M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: 2272-8M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: 2272-85M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: 2272-9M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: 2272-95M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: 2272-10M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: 2272-105M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 11
SKU: 2272-11M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: 2272-115M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 12
SKU: 2272-12M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 13
SKU: 2272-13M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 14
SKU: 2272-14M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Medium, 15
SKU: 2272-15M
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7
SKU: 2272-7XW
Backorder $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7.5
SKU: 2272-75XW
Backorder $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8
SKU: 2272-8XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8.5
SKU: 2272-85XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9
SKU: 2272-9XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9.5
SKU: 2272-95XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10
SKU: 2272-10XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10.5
SKU: 2272-105XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11
SKU: 2272-11XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11.5
SKU: 2272-115XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 12
SKU: 2272-12XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 13
SKU: 2272-13XW
In Stock $179.95
Black, Extra Wide, 14
SKU: 2272-14XW
In Stock $179.95