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Bates GX-8 GTX SZ

Item Number: 2268

  • MSRP: $174.95 Save 11% ($20.00)
  • Our Price: $154.95
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  • Ready to kick it up a notch? Then try this breathable, waterproof and durable boot on for size. The Bates GX-8 allows for maximum water repellency with a GORE-TEX lining. It’s guaranteed to keep you dry with its powerful combination of waterproofing and exceptional breathability. Worn by tactical professionals across the country, its aggressive design features cement construction, a similar structure found in athletic shoes, which allows for a lightweight and highly flexible fit.

    • 8" soft-toe boots
    • Side-zip entry with YKK zipper
    • Ballistic nylon upper
    • Durable waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining
    • Removable cushioned insert for customizable comfort
    • Slip-resistant rubber outsole
    • Athletic cement construction for lightweight flexible feel

Reviews: Bates GX-8 GTX SZ

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 30 customers

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  • FIt great but break down fast

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/13/2015
    Reviewer: | Champaign
  • 4 out of 5 The positives are pretty straightforward, they are waterproof, the composite toe has saved me from a broken foot more times than I care to count, and they have fantastic support both in the ankle and arch. The downsides are that my socks always seem to be soaked, both in winter and summer even though my pants cover the openings of the boot so nothing can get in. The stitching on the back of the ankle fell apart within about 3 months of having them but the foam cushioning stayed intact. Something in the ankle liner must have broken loose because sometimes the boot gets stuck when trying to take it off and i have to put the insole back in place before taking my foot out. Plus the treads on the soles do not hold out when you're on concrete all day. Despite how fast they broke down I love these boots, I just wish they would have lasted longer than the magnums I had bought for 40 dollars less.

  • great boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/27/2015
    Reviewer: | memphis, tn
  • 5 out of 5 these boots are made well. the gortex wicks away the sweat, keeping your feet dry. Very comfortable and break in quickly. I have worn mine 6 months and I am ordering another pair this week. I am on patrol every day and in an out of my car over and over. long periods of standing.

  • Well constructed and comfortable

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/25/2015
    Reviewer: | Wichita Falls
  • 5 out of 5 The boots are well constructed and comfortable. And my experience with Tactitalgear.com is all positive. I bought the boots a little too late now that cold weather has given way to warm spring temperatures but I'll be ready for next winter when it comes!

  • Nice Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/9/2015
    Reviewer: | Chicago
  • 4 out of 5 Very good boots real lite , 4th set in 8 years

  • Good

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/27/2014
    Reviewer: | Indiana
  • 5 out of 5 The price was better than any site I looked on. Plus, one of the only places to carry a size 15 men's boot.

  • Great Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/14/2014
    Reviewer: | Springfield, IL
  • 5 out of 5 Every year I look around for different boots and every year I come right back to these. This is my 3rd pair over the years, and it's the only pair I can get to last for a year or more. Everything else has failed me before the year is up and I can buy boots through my work. These break in after 1 wear, best fit after the first week or so. True to size. Waterproof but breathable. Comfortably warm but not hot.

  • Ankle padding seperated

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Fayetteville
  • 3 out of 5 I have really been pleased with the comfort of these boots. The soles have held up better then I had anticipated. The insoles weren't as comfortable as I had hoped; swapped them for an old set of SOLE footbeds that I've had since 9/11. My displeasure with these boots is I bought them 2/14 and the padding on the back of the ankle where the stiff support piece is seperated..on both boots. It seems like the hard plastic of that support piece rubbed on the padding and eventually caused the stitching to fail. Seperated all the way through to the Goretex liner.
    We're very sorry the boots haven't held up for you. Bates does stand behind its products and offers a warranty. If you'd like to contact our customer relations team, they'd be happy to help you determine your eligibility. - TacticalGear.com

  • Great buy

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/2/2014
    Reviewer: | Malden
  • 5 out of 5 I do a lot of standing as part of my job. And they are very comfortable.

  • great boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/24/2014
    Reviewer: | momence
  • 5 out of 5 true to size no real breakin best bang for the buck

  • Amazing boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/13/2014
    Reviewer: | West Palm Beach
  • 5 out of 5 These boots are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. I use these for work as a pilot. They keep my feet worm and dry in the snow, and have done really well in the rain. In the heat of S. Florida they breath pretty well too. I also use these for casual wear around town, they look nice and are far more comfortable than any dress shoe. I would definitely recommend these for just about any type of use. Very versatile and comfortable.

  • Zipper and WaterProof Is Terrible

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Amelia
  • 2 out of 5 This boot was very good at first but as soon as the new wore off they kinda pooped out on me the zipper quit working well and was very hard to get zipped up and when i stepped into a creek about ankle deep water seeped into my boot and got the inside damp i give the boot a two star just because they are lightweight and more of a better summer boot for dry stuff

  • Good Patrol Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/31/2014
    Reviewer: | Ithaca
  • 3 out of 5 This is the third pair of GTX's I have owned. These are great boots. The soles only last a year when utilized as boots for the duration.

  • Bates boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/25/2014
    Reviewer: | Sault Ste Marie
  • 3 out of 5 Waited a while to make sure and give an accurate review. First, the look of the boot is nice. Wife even commented that they were nice looking. As far as the fit, seemed to be true to size. Comfort...well thus is where I had a bit of an issue. It took over a month to finally break them in to were they didn't feel like stiff boards. The boots ended up feeling pretty good just too long of a break in period.

  • Great Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/1/2013
    Reviewer: | Everly Ia
  • 5 out of 5 This is the second pair I have owned and I still wear the first when doing certin things. These boots are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I am in the delivery bussiness and walk 10-12 hrs a day and still will wear them after work. Great boot!

  • Excellent Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/1/2013
    Reviewer: | NYC
  • 5 out of 5 You need a tough boot to work the parks of New York City. This boot delivers.

  • Perfect for Ohio Winters

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/18/2013
    Reviewer: | Columbus, OH
  • 5 out of 5 I'm out on patrol for 8 hours a day in all weather conditions and these boots have held true for 2 winter seasons now. A little heavy but I'll deal with it because they are still much lighter than a snow boot and keep my feet dry and extremely warm.

  • Awesome Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/5/2013
    Reviewer: | Peoria
  • 5 out of 5 Great boot! Comfortable and light weight. Third day of wearing them I had to chase someone. Felt like I had running shoes on. Needless to say he did not get to far!

  • No Complaints

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/19/2013
    Reviewer: | Franklin, NH
  • 5 out of 5 There is nothing I could say bad about these. When I got them they fit perfect and are ready to go out of the box. Running is fine and they are easy to get on and off. I got these for an EMT field. At the end of the day I don't want to take them off. So far great boots two months in.

  • Looks good, too narrow

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/12/2013
    Reviewer: | Glendale, AZ
  • 2 out of 5 Just received these boots and while they and the box they came in are marked 12 EW or EEEE, theses are no where near as wide as my other boots that are marked as WIDE, or EE.

  • reccomend

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/24/2013
    Reviewer: | ma
  • 5 out of 5 The best boots worth the price. had mine over a still good hold water and the bio hazard clean ups

  • Great boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/5/2013
    Reviewer: | Manchester NH
  • 4 out of 5 These are the best boots I have ever owned. My only complaint was a seam split 2 days after I bought them but I put some JB weld in it, squeezed it shut and have worn them for over a year since with heavy use and no issues. I'm sure it was just a bad pair cuz they are very well made and had that not happened I would say they are a 6 out of 5 star boot and well worth the $150 price, nevermind the $120 here.

  • Cool boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/22/2012
    Reviewer: | Missipii
  • 5 out of 5 nice boots look cool and have great grip thumbs up good boots

  • Phenominal Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/14/2012
    Reviewer: | Manassas, Va.
  • 5 out of 5 I have worn these boots day in and day out for over a year and a half, riding the motorcycle, in the woods, at work on miles of concrete, up and down ladders and I am 58 years old, simply put, durable, light weight and extremely comfortable. Others may look the same but they are not. My kudos to Bates, ordering my next pair now and will order again and again.

  • Great boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/1/2011
    Reviewer: | Clayton, NC and Afganistan
  • 5 out of 5 These are the best and most comfortable boots I have ever owned. This is my second pair and will never wear anything else. I wear them for work and riding my Harley.

  • Great Workboots in Petrochemical Plants

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/19/2011
    Reviewer: | Claremore, OK
  • 5 out of 5 I bought these boots 3 years ago for use during commissioning and startup in petrochemical plants worldwide. Hours can be be 84+ a week. I've worn these boots in 8 different projects and they are still like new. My feet are always comfortable!!!

  • Great motorcycle boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/17/2011
    Reviewer: | Brookland, AR United States
  • 5 out of 5 I bought a pair of these boots for motorcycle touring. I was looking for a pair of Gore-Tex boots that would provide good foot and ankle protection, yet be comfortable enough for a full day of walking around, thus eliminating the need to pack a pair of street shoes. boots are notoriously bad for lots of standing and walking.) I have yet to test the Gore-Tex waterproof feature, but I've worn them every day for the past two weeks and they get more comfortable every day. I'm looking forward to lots of travel this summer and I think these may be the best boots I've owned in my 30 years of riding.

  • Top Quality boots. I love them!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/6/2011
    Reviewer: | Washington D.C.
  • 5 out of 5 I wear these boots to ride my Honda Valkyrie. I love the composite toes and the breathe-ability of these boots. They are very comfortable even for all day rides. They "walk" well and are waterproof. I wear them in summer and winter. I love how easy the zippers allow them to come off and be put on. Really a top notch product and very reasonably priced. Get some.

  • Fantastic Product

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/30/2011
    Reviewer: | Arkansas
  • 5 out of 5 I've put these boots to the test and they have out performed any other I've owned...and I have owned many. I'm prior military and these boots offer fantastic support around the ankle for running. Whether your like parade gloss or standard Kiwi, these boots hold a mirror polish well. For construction the leather holds up against minor tearing, fraying, and chaffing; kick all you want. The steel toe absorbs shock well. For hunting,fishing, and trapping these boots are incredible. My feet never sweat in the Summer or while running or hiking and have kept my feet warm in a tree stand at approx. 20 degrees F. I've even had my feet in water up to the second(from the bottom) lace with no water penetration. I've really been hard on these boots and after 13 months the only problem I've had is with the sole starting to wear out and fray at the bottom edges; however, given all that I've put this pair through I'm truly surprised it took this long...I normally can only get a high-dollar pair of boots to last about 3-6 months. You'll get your moneys worth out of these guys!

  • Good boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/1/2010
    Reviewer: | Atlanta
  • 5 out of 5 I prefer Bates. They are very comfortable. The Gore-tex keeps my feet dry no matter how long my feet stay in the boots and no matter how hot, cold, or rainy it gets. No sweaty feet! This boot performs well and is durable. My only complaint is with the soles. DO NOT RUN OR MAKE SUDDEN MOVEMENTS ON WET FLOORS INDOORS!!! Slip resistant they are not. The soles are the only part of these boots that will wear out.

  • Better Than I Expected

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/24/2010
    Reviewer: | Nashville, TN
  • 4 out of 5 I work as a Motorcycle Instructor and spend 6-8 hours at a time on a Hot Asphalt Range. These Boots were Comfortable from the first day. Kept my feet cool which suprised me and get feeling better every day! The only problem I have had is that they are Slippery on damp or wet floors. Worked outside the weekend of the Nashville Flood and wished I would have had these boots! Am now thinking about ordering a lower cut pair of the same boot. Good Value!

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About Bates GX-8 GTX 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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Bates GX-8 GTX SZ Black Black, Medium, 7
SKU: 2268-7M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: 2268-75M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: 2268-8M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: 2268-85M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: 2268-9M
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Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: 2268-95M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: 2268-10M
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Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: 2268-105M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 11
SKU: 2268-11M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: 2268-115M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 12
SKU: 2268-12M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 13
SKU: 2268-13M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 14
SKU: 2268-14M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Medium, 15
SKU: 2268-15M
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7
SKU: 2268-7XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 7.5
SKU: 2268-75XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8
SKU: 2268-8XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 8.5
SKU: 2268-85XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9
SKU: 2268-9XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 9.5
SKU: 2268-95XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10
SKU: 2268-10XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 10.5
SKU: 2268-105XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11
SKU: 2268-11XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 11.5
SKU: 2268-115XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 12
SKU: 2268-12XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 13
SKU: 2268-13XW
In Stock $154.95
Black, Extra Wide, 14
SKU: 2268-14XW
In Stock $154.95