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Bates ZR-8 SZ

Item Number: 2068

  • MSRP: $104.95 Save 10% ($10.00)
  • Our Price: $94.95
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    • 8" Soft Toe Side Zip Boots
    • Leather and nylon upper
    • Breathable lining
    • Cushioned removable insert
    • Slip resistant rubber outsole
    • Athletic cement construction

Reviews: Bates ZR-8 SZ

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 10 customers

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  • bates zr 8sz tactical boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/8/2014
    Reviewer: | Warren
  • 5 out of 5 The Bates I purchased from Tactical Gear, are very comfortable and durable.The zr8 have thick traction

  • good boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/25/2014
    Reviewer: | Bradenton Fl
  • 4 out of 5 only complaint i have is the medium width is a little narrow

  • exceptional Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/11/2014
    Reviewer: | Forks,Wa
  • 5 out of 5 Very good quality made boots , Just the kind of boot i have been looking for Thank You.

  • little toes

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/27/2013
    Reviewer: | Cottondale
  • 1 out of 5 My husband wears Bates boots every day, from the first day we recieved these boots they hurt his feet, his little toes on both feet, the shoes would rub them raw, had to order another pair of different style..

  • narrow boots, not for wide feet

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/17/2013
    Reviewer: | Lakeland, FL
  • 1 out of 5 The toes of these boots begin to narrow at the ball of the foot toward the middle toes from both sides. If your feet are deformed from wearing too narrow a shoe while growing up and are all curved and bunched together toward your middle toes then these boots might fit. But if you have feet that are not deformed and have toes that are straight these will not fit you. The curve of these boots are almost the same from both sides, just slightly less from the big toe side. A quick glance and not looking at both side at once you could confuse left and right shoe. With only wearing these boots for a few hours and even less with walking (i'm disabled) these boots have caused blisters on the side of my big toes near my toe nails. Not the bottom of my toes from walking, but from the boots being so narrow they rub across the top of my toes. And I did buy a size larger too, there is plenty of room between my toes and the end of the boot. The only thing I can say good about these boots is the side zipper makes it very easy to put on and take off. Since i'm disabled it is very difficult for me to tie my shoes and I was looking for something I wouldn't need to tie. The zippers do work. Since I can pull my leg up on my knees and the zippers are on the inside side of the boot I can reach the zippers. Since i'm on a fixed income and these boots have cost me a month's worth of groceries my only option now is to try to cut them up and try to make them wider. Other then the problem with the toes these boots are comfortable enough. If you buy these boots I hope you have better luck.

  • Great wide boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/18/2012
    Reviewer: | Camden, CA
  • 5 out of 5 I need a VERY wide boot and I tried many brands and many styles without success. This one worked! I did try other Bates boots and found that they were not as wide as this style. They fit right away, were comfortable to wear - surprisingly short break in period. I love these and plan to order another pair right away as a back up.

  • Good

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/12/2012
    Reviewer: | Oakville, MO
  • 4 out of 5 The boots were as I thought they would be. I like them and would get them again.They seem to be of good quality.

  • The most comfortable general purpose boot I own...

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  • Date: 7/31/2012
    Reviewer: | Alvord, TX
  • 4 out of 5 Lightweight, comfortable, inexpensive, good wear length... For the price, what more could one ask for? While not an insulated boot, if you wear good winter socks, plenty warm enough for tramping around in light snow. When I ride to Sturgis, I wear these instead of my regular riding boot because they are that comfortable. Have walked 23 miles in a pair of these without any aches or blisters. Only gets four stars because if you don't unzip them all the way and try to force your foot into or out of them, you can damage the zipper. Use the zipper properly, and you will have no problems. Would prefer a metal zipper instead of nylon.

  • Great Boots, Great Price!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/21/2012
    Reviewer: | Lakeville, MN
  • 5 out of 5 If you are looking for boots that will withstand rain, mud, dirt, rough terrain, etc then look no further. These boots will keep your feet comfortable and dry. I bought mine for paintballing. The type of paintball I play is in heavily wooded areas. The fields have creeks, mud, swampy areas, trees, vegetation, hills, and more. I've played in the rain, hot weather, cold weather, etc and these boots have kept my feet feeling good. One day it started raining and didn't stop. While all the other players feet felt like they were swimming, my feet remained dry. I don't get blisters or any other problems with these either. And yes, I walk and stand for HOURS on in. Pros: - Price; that's always a first right? These boots aren't price crazy (I've seen boots for over $200). - Durability; rough terrain isn't an issue for these boots - Comfortable; while walking, running, and standing for hours, my feet didn't hurt too much - Side Zip; makes the boots feel more secure around the ankle - Lightweight; they don't make it feel like you are walking in water Cons: - I have yet to find anything wrong with these boots

  • Comfortable Tactical Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/1/2012
    Reviewer: | Oakville, CA
  • 5 out of 5 These boots are great. It took one day to break them in & they are totally comfortable, low maintenance (haven't had to polish them at all). I'm on my feet all day at work & I never feel like I wish I have to take them off.

Bates ZR-8 SZ Black

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  • Bates ZR-8 SZ Black

About Bates ZR-8 SZ

  • Keep feet comfortable, dry and protected with Bates ZR boots. The boots are built with the durability and strength to withstand the toughest of terrains and harshest of weather conditions. Built with nylon and leather upper protection to keep moisture and other materials from entering the boots, they also feature a breathable lining that keeps moisture out. The ZR boots have slip-resistant soles to provide a firm grip on the ground and ensure surefootedness. Available in eight-inch and six-inch heights, the combat boots feature an athletic cement construction that is easy on feet and offers all-day comfort.

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.
Bates Width Our Width
B Narrow
D Medium
E Wide
EEE (3E) Extra Wide

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 ZR-8 SZ Black Black, 7, Medium
SKU: 2068-7M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 7, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-7XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 7.5, Medium
SKU: 2068-75M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 7.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-75XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 8, Medium
SKU: 2068-8M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 8, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-8XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 8.5, Medium
SKU: 2068-85M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 8.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-85XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 9, Medium
SKU: 2068-9M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 9, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-9XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 9.5, Medium
SKU: 2068-95M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 9.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-95XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 10, Medium
SKU: 2068-10M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 10, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-10XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 10.5, Medium
SKU: 2068-105M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 10.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-105XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 11, Medium
SKU: 2068-11M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 11, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-11XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 11.5, Medium
SKU: 2068-115M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 11.5, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-115XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 12, Medium
SKU: 2068-12M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 12, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-12XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 13, Medium
SKU: 2068-13M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 13, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-13XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 14, Medium
SKU: 2068-14M
In Stock $94.95
Black, 14, Extra Wide
SKU: 2068-14XW
In Stock $94.95
Black, 15, Medium
SKU: 2068-15M
In Stock $94.95