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Men's Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ

Item Number: 2261

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    • As Bates' No. 1 selling boot, the 8-inch Tactical Sport SZ is lightweight for all day comfort. Perfect for those in law enforcement, the boot features cement construction, which is a method similar to that found in athletic and running shoe construction.

      Features

      • 8'' soft toe side zip boots
      • Full grain leather upper with 1680 denier nylon
      • Breathable mesh lining
      • YKK nylon side zipper
      • Cushioned removable insert
      • Slip-resistant rubber outsole
      • Athletic cement construction
    Men's Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ - Black

    Available Colors

    • Men's Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ - Black

    • TG - Men and Women's Bates Tactical Sport SZ

    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 8" Tactical Sport SZ

    4 out of 5

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    • Very good set of boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/8/2012
      Reviewer: | USA
    • 5 out of 5 I purchased a set of these boots about a year ago and have been using them everyday since. Very comfortable, lightweight, good ankle support. Bought them for my water delivery driver position and worked excellent. Now use them in construction and they take a pounding. The ball of the sole wore out pretty quickly but other than that they have saved me from getting a nail in my foot a couple times. Excellent boot for the money.

    • I'm impressed...

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 7/26/2012
      Reviewer: | Corpus Christi, Tx.
    • 5 out of 5 These boots, I got for Christmas in 2010 and they are still going. I don't wear them anymore, only because I've another pair of boots, now. However, they still are comfortable and trustworthy, despite the fact of my mishandling and therefore busting one zipper. In this case, the boot now has a belt to wrap around it. They've gone through over a year of daily walking/running in fun environments (also urban, but that's no fun daily-wise). I'd recommend these boots to anybody in search of lasting comfort and durability - but if the zipper breaks, use a good belt in a creative fashion.

    • Light weight, not long lasting

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/24/2012
      Reviewer: | USCGC Alex Haley
    • 2 out of 5 I got these right out of Coast Guard basic training. Compared to the super boots we got issued, these bad boys are light as a feather. Great for running around the boat. Only a few problems though, the soles are cheap and quickly worn out. They are not at all water proof. And it is impossible to shine them, something about the leather... I don't know. I have not experienced this problem personally but I got a lot of shipmates on board that have had the zippers fail on them too. Good for a few months, not a long lasting thing though, I guess that is ok because they are cheap.

    • Best all around boots I've had

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/1/2012
      Reviewer: | Los Angeles, California
    • 5 out of 5 I use these boots for literally everything. I work on movie sets here in LA, loading trucks, hauling lights and cables. I use them for landscaping, I use them for hiking. I keep two pairs around, at least, shine up one pair and use for daily shoes. I constantly wear these, and I love them. No steel toe, not waterproof, so heavy rain will kill the shoes. But If you live in a good climate like me, these are the perfect boot.

    • Great boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/20/2012
      Reviewer: | In
    • 5 out of 5 Very comfortable, light weight, reasonably priced; a very good motor cycling boot.

    • Comfortable disappointment

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 10/20/2011
      Reviewer: | bloomington, in
    • 2 out of 5 Comfy, after an excrutiating Breakin Period, and then the tread wore through and the heels broke down inside of 6 months. I'm a 157 lb Fedex courier, so while I put more miles on than most guys, I'm not a lot if payload. These boots would be great for someone who wants to LOOK like they're Blue Collar, but they sure won't last long if you really ARE B.C. Oh, the zippered sides DO make it easy to breeze thru TSA checkpoints tho.

    • Great boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/5/2011
      Reviewer: | port nehes, tx
    • 4 out of 5 i gave these 4 stars because the boots are great but the standard insoles are just that cheap paper thin foam that sucks, so get a better pair of insoles. The boot is a very well made boot. I work on a shipping/receiving dock so im walking and standig 8-9hrs a day and these boots have held up to the use, after a year they are beat up, the sole is about half worn down but still very comfortable. I recommend these boots to anyone lookig for a good work

    • Bates tactical Sport

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 8/24/2011
      Reviewer: | South Carolina
    • 3 out of 5 I have bought two pair since I have been working as a Correctional Officer.. I like the light weight and the tennis shoe feel.. However the soal tends to wear out too fast.

    • I've loved these boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 6/10/2011
      Reviewer: | Utah
    • 4 out of 5 Mine were given to me and they have been the best shoe I have ever worn. Love them for every day use.

    • Poor product

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/18/2011
      Reviewer: | Iowa
    • 1 out of 5 Guess you get what you pay for. Cheap price but a very cheap boot also. I have a pair of worn out Rocky's that I went back to. Pay the price and buy a good pair of boots. The Bates sports will not meet your expectations.

    • Close But Not Quite

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/3/2011
      Reviewer: | North Carolina
    • 2 out of 5 I've tried 3 pair of these.They do have that broken in feel right out of the box, light weight, and do not ever feel hot. BUT with all 3 pair, on at least one boot, the sole came off starting at the heel and continued to about mid foot. If the manufacturer could correct that problem they would easily have the best boot on the market for both a job in corrections and motorcycling.

    • Great Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/2/2011
      Reviewer: | Dallas, Texas
    • 5 out of 5 I really love this boot, I just bought my 5th pair. Why my 5th pair? Because (as others have said) the bottoms just don't last long. They are the most comfortable boot I have owned, very light weight, so I keep buying them. I guess I'm a little hard on boots, they only last about 6 months. I am very active, I wear them every day, and they do get wet sometimes. I highly recommend this boot, you will probably get longer wear than I do.

    • Soles were out rather fast.

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 11/9/2010
      Reviewer: | Round Rock Texas
    • 3 out of 5 Good boots as far as feel and ease of wearing. But the soles are not long wearing as I had hoped for. I got a good year out of them and I do walk a lot at work, but they do wear down faster then I thought they would. On the plus side the leather is still in good shape and side zippers did not fail.

    • Great Boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 6/8/2010
      Reviewer: | San Antonio, Texas
    • 5 out of 5 Purchased these boots about a month ago and they are very comfortable. I love to ride my motorcycle with them, since they provide excellent ankle support.

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    Men's Bates 8" Tactical Sport SZ - Black Black, 7, Medium
    SKU: 2261-7M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-7XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-75M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 7.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-75XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8, Medium
    SKU: 2261-8M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-8XW
    Backorder $75.99
    Black, 8.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-85M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 8.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-85XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9, Medium
    SKU: 2261-9M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-9XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-95M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 9.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-95XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10, Medium
    SKU: 2261-10M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-10XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-105M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 10.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-105XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11, Medium
    SKU: 2261-11M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-11XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11.5, Medium
    SKU: 2261-115M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 11.5, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-115XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 12, Medium
    SKU: 2261-12M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 12, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-12XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 13, Medium
    SKU: 2261-13M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 13, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-13XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 14, Medium
    SKU: 2261-14M
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 14, Extra Wide
    SKU: 2261-14XW
    In Stock $75.99
    Black, 15, Medium
    SKU: 2261-15M
    In Stock $75.99
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