Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ

  • 5.0 star rating (31)
  • Item #: 2276
  • Sale:  $139.95 $111.96
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Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ

Kick it into gear with the Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ. These boots boast cement construction and a combination of athletic shoe traits. While the boot is super lightweight, it also comes with all-terrain construction in the form of ankle cushioning, a padded collar and tongue, and a cushioned footbed to keep your feet supported and cool. The boot provides surefooted landing and propulsion on any surface with a slip-resistant outsole. Finally, the composite toe offers added foot protection without sacrificing mobility; plus, it's 100 percent non-metallic, which means you can take it with you to the airport hassle free. With streamlined features and a high-mobility design, the GX-8 will help you focus more on the tasks you face out in the field every day.

Features of Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ

  • Height: 8"
  • Upper: Wolverine Warrior leather and 1680D nylon
  • Outsole: rubber
  • Insole: Removable cushion insert
  • Composite toe
  • Side Zipper
  • Resists dirt, oil, and water
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • ASTM F2413-05 rated
  • Slip-resistant rubber outsole
  • Athletic cement construction
  • Airport friendly non-metallic toe
Bates Width Our Width
B Narrow
D Medium
E Wide
EEE (3E) Extra Wide

US UK EU CM
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
  • Description
    Bates

    Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ

    Kick it into gear with the Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ. These boots boast cement construction and a combination of athletic shoe traits. While the boot is super lightweight, it also comes with all-terrain construction in the form of ankle cushioning, a padded collar and tongue, and a cushioned footbed to keep your feet supported and cool. The boot provides surefooted landing and propulsion on any surface with a slip-resistant outsole. Finally, the composite toe offers added foot protection without sacrificing mobility; plus, it's 100 percent non-metallic, which means you can take it with you to the airport hassle free. With streamlined features and a high-mobility design, the GX-8 will help you focus more on the tasks you face out in the field every day.

    Features of Bates GX-8 Desert CT SZ

    • Height: 8"
    • Upper: Wolverine Warrior leather and 1680D nylon
    • Outsole: rubber
    • Insole: Removable cushion insert
    • Composite toe
    • Side Zipper
    • Resists dirt, oil, and water
    • Breathable mesh lining
    • ASTM F2413-05 rated
    • Slip-resistant rubber outsole
    • Athletic cement construction
    • Airport friendly non-metallic toe
  • Size Chart
    Bates Width Our Width
    B Narrow
    D Medium
    E Wide
    EEE (3E) Extra Wide

    US UK EU CM
    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

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good boots
      Reviewer: Ben Broughton

      11/14/2018

      GREAT boots! Right out of the box they felt very good. My foot is in between medium and wide, ordered a medium and this fits no problems. I usually wear a 12, ordered a 11.5 and it fits. I added a coat of scotch guard heavy duty water protectant and it hardly changed the color. The laces are good quality. The design of the boot on the side with the ridges make the bend of the boot when you take a step unnoticeable. The Velcro for the zipper seems pretty sturdy with rubber instead of fabric so I do not anticipate flapping away from the boot over time. I had originally tried the Reebok rapid response but the ankle support dug into the back of my foot, very happy I chose these instead. Highly recommend this boot!

    • 2.5 star rating
    • Composite Toes Too Small For Extra Wide
      Reviewer: A Wide-Footed Individual

      10/30/2018

      The composite toes seem on the outside, and feel on the inside, too narrow for the Extra Wide size and squeeze the toes enough to cause discomfort and eventual blistering. Also, the bottom edges of the composite toes can be felt, and the padding inside the toe cups is thin enough that the toes feel like they're pressing against a solid, unyielding surface. This contrasts with the padding in the rest of the boot which is quite comfortable. Otherwise a great boot that I really wish did fit, because it has all the features I want in a boot, especially that side zipper. I debated how I should rate the boot, because it is so awesome in so many ways. But the greatest boot in the world is worthless if it doesn't fit properly. Especially in this particular case, I can't see a good reason for a poor composite toe cup fit. That's just sloppy. Thankfully, TG has a great return policy. Though I regret needing to take advantage of it, I'm glad it's there and my RMA is underway.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      We are very sorry you're not happy with these boots. Our Customer Relations team would be more than happy to offer recommendations for a style to better fit your comfort needs!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best boots I have ever owned.
      Reviewer: Dave Shields

      10/26/2018

      Would highly recommend them to anybody!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Husband loves these boots !!
      Reviewer: carolyn chandler

      6/23/2018

      Husband said they are the best boots

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Tough boot
      Reviewer: Nate D.

      1/28/2018

      I've been using these boots for some many years and they last me about a year because of all the wear and tear of work. Totally recommend it for tough work in construction.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great boot
      Reviewer: Tee Hudson

      5/31/2017

      The boot is very comfy. Taking a bit to break in though. I've been wearing them Monday-Friday for almost 2 weeks now. The one thing I have an issue with is the areas where the ankle and along the sides are very hot. I would figure since it was a dessert boot. It would be much cooler being that it's a dessert boot. Also being that they are the 8 inch. It's a little uncomfortable with the thick padding around the top part. So I give them 4 stars due to being hot, and a bit uncomfortable around the top of the boot.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Great right out of the box.
      Reviewer: Dominick Nole

      5/24/2017

      I was afraid to buy these boots. All my life I wore the ridged hard core work boot ,but I always wanted a pair of these beauties. Like bedroom slippers out of the box no break in. Guess what??? This will be my last pair of boots, retiring in two years wish I got these thirty years ago. Thanks Guys.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • These boots will deliver.
      Reviewer: Dan moore

      3/4/2017

      Only down side is stiffness out of the box. Took about three months to break in. Worked three different jobs with these boots. From standing for whole shifts in a factory. To walking through woods and back yards over hills and trees and roots installing fence. To working masonry construction doing flooring. I have jogged (yes jogged) and walked hundreds of miles in these boots (no exaggeration) even in snow. The rubber bumper on the back has saved my heel from being seriously injured more times than I can count. The composite toe is a bit bulky but does its job flawlessly. I have rested heavy sections of wooden fence on the toes. I have had to kick things with the toes. I have dropped concrete block on the toes. The color will fade to a beautiful almost coyote color. Never had a single problem with the side zipper. They will keep your feet cool in hot weather(90+ degrees in factory) and they will keep them warm in the cold of winter. Although they don't do cold and hot climates perfectly, they do work pretty darn well in either. These boots are also mostly waterproof. I only say mostly because nothing is fully water proof. With that said I never had any problem in soupy back yards, heavy rain, or feet of snow. All in all they lasted me about 14 months. From jogging along snow and salted roads at the 14 month mark they finally got a rip in the leather at the edge near the sole (Not where they connect). I would recommend these boots to a friend and my wife loves them.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Really glad I purchased these boots
      Reviewer: Richard Sullivan

      3/3/2017

      I will more than likely purchase another pair this summer, they are great for work.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Second pair, still wearing 4 year old pair!
      Reviewer: Chuck Kaericher

      3/3/2017

      Long lasting, well made to withstand hardcore use!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best boots
      Reviewer: Nickolas Hunter

      2/7/2017

      I work in property preservation and I have tried many different boots over the past 6 years. These Bates GX-8 boots are the best boots I've ever had. This is the second time purchasing these boots. They are the only boots to last over a year, and that's really saying something because most boots only give me about 6 to 10 months with all the walking I do. I still keep my first pair which are still in good condition. If you're looking for strong boots with good grip, decent price, and side-zip, then these are the boots for you.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Phenomenal boot
      Reviewer: Todd Lupien

      1/12/2017

      Very comfortable & very light weight, I could sleep with these on! I'm in the Air Force / CO ANG & also have the exact same pair in sage green. These boots are extremely durable whether spending all day on hardened flat tops, climbing over rocky terrain &/or evacuating the area with a great sense of urgency.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great desert boots.
      Reviewer: Alex Darby

      12/24/2016

      My 4th pair & will keep on buying.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • The best
      Reviewer: Radames

      12/20/2016

      Best work boots I've ever owned. I do road construction so I am on my feet all day. Also I'm not a small guy and these things keep my feet cool & comfortable throughout my 12+ hour days.

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Always a great purchase
      Reviewer: Rich Hobbs

      12/14/2016

      The Bates Desert Composite Toe Boots are my personal favorite. I bought my second pair this year. I am a construction engineer and these boots do everything I ask of them. In SC where I work- the soil is the same color hence the desert preference- and the breath-ability is a must have. I look forward to putting these on everyday for the stability and feel at work. They are not water proof but the trade off for the venting is better for myself since it's usually 100+ in the summer. The zipper on my previous pair broke after 2 years.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • My husband loves loves these boots!
      Reviewer: Sheri Matt

      12/5/2016

      My husband loves these boots said they are very comfortable. He was expecting his feet to hurt within 2 days of wearing them as he is a mechanic and works on concrete all day and he said so far they have not started hurting at all. He just wishes they were water proof now that we have snow. But other than that he loves them. Will more than likely be getting another pair in the future.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • just ok
      Reviewer: mark verhage

      2/25/2016

      not as comfortable as every one said to me.they are light tho i like that.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love this boots
      Reviewer: Joe m

      1/18/2016

      These are by far the best boots I've ever had comfortable for me put them on right out of the box worked a 12 hour day feet felt good but I'm rough on them two or three pair a year,I do wear them out but will keep on wearing them great boot

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Not bad
      Reviewer: Lynn toner

      12/25/2015

      Upon wearing the boots the first day I got blisters typical with new boots. Composite toes are hard to break in. After wearing them for three weeks they feel really good on my feet.The only complaint I have on the boots I wish they had the Gore-Tex linning so they were completely waterproof. I am very rough on workboots so for the cost of the boots not bad not bad at all

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Hey everyone I just want to say that Is good
      Reviewer: Bryan Miguel pablo

      10/8/2015

      Nice and good and is on the level.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Extremely comfortable
      Reviewer: Jeremy Wilson

      9/24/2015

      I had the black color before these and they ate just as comfortable and a little bit cooler

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Bates Boots do the job !!!
      Reviewer: Terry

      8/24/2015

      Best light boots I have ever had. As a Sales Rep for a Major Mining Equipment Co. I wear my boots in and out of my truck all day long. They are very comfortable and a good buy for the money.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: NMD77

      8/11/2015

      I've been buying these boots for the past 4 years and they are durable, strong and comfortable to wear for more than 12 hour work day. The purchase online is easy, fast and ships really fast. I totally recommend this product if you are in construction and have to wear specific boots for work.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best Boot I've Ever Owned!!!
      Reviewer: Michael

      8/9/2015

      Absolutely Best and most comfortable boots I've ever had!!! I can wear these all day inside a hot or cold industrial plant and continue to wear them until the day is done. Liked them so much, I have another pair waiting in the wings! (If the first pair ever wears out!) You will not be disappointed!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • BEST
      Reviewer: Derrick

      3/13/2015

      Beat boot hands down I have ever owned, I walk threw mud an water with my job an the boots being gore-tex, my feet stay completely dry all day every day an they r very comfortable awesome boot, I recommend anyone looking for a good work boot to get these boots they work good for all working conditions....!!!!!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good Boots
      Reviewer: Alex

      2/8/2015

      Been using Bates and Belleville for years and this one has been the best for me. Very light and breathes easily. Works well in Kuwait's summers.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good Boot
      Reviewer: Mack

      12/13/2014

      Very comfortable, light weight, good support, true fit. love the zipper - just adjust the laces one time

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Boots
      Reviewer: Ed

      10/13/2014

      Boots arrived and I was pleasantly surprised at how light they are. I put them on and they feel as though there is no break-in time needed. Boots are very comfortable and well worth the money!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great combat boot
      Reviewer: Zach

      1/4/2013

      I'm currently serving in the Army National Guard as a Military Police officer thes boots have seen many tough situations and never let me down thanks bates for a great boot

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Beware the soles
      Reviewer: Izak

      11/10/2010

      I had these boots for about 6 months now, the soles are shot,the rubber is to soft, rocks just eat through the soft soles.Boot also needs some insole stiffening support. Great boot if you walk on soft surfaces.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Comfortable so far. Had to exchange defective pair
      Reviewer: BatesFanNow

      5/26/2010

      I ordered my regular size that I love for another Bates pair but it turned out to hurt my right big toe. MB promptly exchanged it for me. Now I love this pair that I wear on my motorcyce ride to work and then all day. So far so good.