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Men's Bates 11" Paratrooper SZ

Item Number: 2184

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      • 11" Soft Toe Side Zip Boots
      • Leather upper with polishable toe
      • Cushioned removable insert
      • High performance rubber outsole
      • Goodyear welt construction
    Men's Bates 11" Paratrooper SZ - Black

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    • Men's Bates 11" Paratrooper SZ - Black

    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.

    Reviews: Men's Bates 11" Paratrooper SZ

    5 out of 5

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    • great boots!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/13/2014
      Reviewer: | Felton
    • 5 out of 5 Just got these in the mail yesterday and wore them all day today. Can't complain a bit. Pretty comfortable even when they're not broken in. They were a little stiff, but after a few hours wasn't a huge deal. my only complaint is that they got kinda hot, and if you don't have your pants tucked into the boots, and if you don't have socks long enough the leather can rub against your leg and got rather uncomfortable. I would definately recommend these to a friend

    • Great Quality Boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/1/2013
      Reviewer: | Mason City, IA
    • 5 out of 5 I wore Bates Boots while I served in the Navy and they held up beyond expectation then and these are holding up just fine today. My last pair endured temperatures ranging from 50 to above 100 degrees F on the steel deck of a repair ship in various regions of the world (Asia, The Middle East, South Pacific, Southern California). These boots have thus far survived temperatures well below 50 degrees F in the city of Mason City, IA. A decent pair of cushioned boot socks are needed when wearing these boots during and beyond the breaking in period. I certainly recommend these boots to anyone looking for something that will endure the rigors of city pavement, dirt roads, deer trails, and when transitioning from one to the other. Not recommended for running marathons or dancing.

    • best boots ever

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 8/19/2013
      Reviewer: | new bern
    • 5 out of 5 these are the best boots i have ever had wearing in my ems job, bates out did their self with these boots.time for a new pair have resole the last pair 2 times and they still wear like a new pair of boots.

    • Awesome boots!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 1/13/2012
      Reviewer: | Bensalem, PA
    • 5 out of 5 Super comfortable, easy to polish, very professional looking! I walk 60 hours a week in these, I've had them for over a year and they're comfortable and look brand new. Takes a bit to break in but once they are best boots I've ever owned!

    • Never Again

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/19/2011
      Reviewer: | Ohio
    • 1 out of 5 This was the worst purchase I've made in years! Hard to break in and uncomfortable after 2 months of regular wear. Can't wait for nest uniform allowance to get better boots!

    • Roughed

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/7/2011
      Reviewer: | Arizona
    • 5 out of 5 I bought a pair of these boots for heavy duty use in the desert they have taken a real beating on long patrols and have held up well. They are comfortable and support your ankles well. After all the abuse they still shined up nicely for inspection. With my job a dependable pair of boots could make the difference between life and death. I love these boots and I will never trust my life to something else.

    • great boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 12/28/2010
      Reviewer: | California
    • 5 out of 5 I owned my first pair in high school and since then I have searched high and low to replace them. My high school pair lasted me well into my service in the Navy and have finally worn out. They are comfortable and can withstand the daily grind of both an active high school student or a call to general quarters.

    • Awesome for drill!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 8/8/2010
      Reviewer: | Cape Cod, MA
    • 5 out of 5 These boots are uniformed and perfect. They come prepolished, which is great for anyone one who wants to spend less time polishing, or spend the same time and get a perfect mirror finish. The soles are great for drills and inspections. The zipper is high quality and help for quick dressing. They are very comfortable, and will do a great job all day when it comes to looking good and being functionable. I was on a security detail for Civil Air Patrol on the cape and I was out all day. It rained really bad, but my boots didn't get wet at all. I recommend this to anyone who can get this. only bad thing about them is the fact that is the fact the buckles on the top to secure the zipper are a little bit hard to secure, but if you pull the material in the front back, it zippers and buckles easier.

    • zipper side

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    • Date: 7/17/2010
      Reviewer: | Sanspoint Idaho
    • 5 out of 5 My last 11" bates zipper sides were incredibly comfortable, durable. They lasted me about 3 1/2 years of near daily use. This is why I just ordered my third pair of Bates boots

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    Men's Bates 11" Paratrooper SZ - Black Black, Medium, 4
    SKU: 2184-4M
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    SKU: 2184-45M
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    SKU: 2184-65M
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    SKU: 2184-7M
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    SKU: 2184-75M
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    SKU: 2184-8M
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    SKU: 2184-85M
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    SKU: 2184-9M
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    SKU: 2184-95M
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    SKU: 2184-10M
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    SKU: 2184-105M
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    SKU: 2184-11M
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    SKU: 2184-115M
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    SKU: 2184-12M
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    SKU: 2184-13M
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    SKU: 2184-14M
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    Black, Medium, 15
    SKU: 2184-15M
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    Black, Wide, 7
    SKU: 2184-7W
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    SKU: 2184-75W
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    Black, Wide, 8
    SKU: 2184-8W
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    Black, Wide, 8.5
    SKU: 2184-85W
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    Black, Wide, 9
    SKU: 2184-9W
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    Black, Wide, 9.5
    SKU: 2184-95W
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    Black, Wide, 10
    SKU: 2184-10W
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    Black, Wide, 10.5
    SKU: 2184-105W
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    Black, Wide, 11
    SKU: 2184-11W
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    Black, Wide, 11.5
    SKU: 2184-115W
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    Black, Wide, 12
    SKU: 2184-12W
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    Black, Wide, 13
    SKU: 2184-13W
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    Black, Wide, 14
    SKU: 2184-14W
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