Excellent boots in my opinion. The Goretex works well. My feet have never been wet or even gotten damp. Any moisture or sweat is instantly wicked away. Great technology. My only complaint is the stitching did start to come apart on the heel on the right side. I promptly contacted the vendor and they took care of getting these replaced for me. I consider that a one off because I've been wearing the second pair for 6 months with no problems.
These fit great on the very first day with little to no break in. Boots have come a long way since I first came into law enforcement almost 30 years ago. I've worn these in snow, rain, and 100 degree weather. They hold up and are still going strong after a year. They've held up great and I wear these 5-6 days a week.
Very comfortable and I'm on my second pair in 3 years. I bought a second pair so I could switch them out which will extend the life. Durability is great. They've kept my feet dry and warm in the wet winters here in Ohio.You won't not be disappointed.
I use these for roofing. I work outside everyday and its often times wet. The waterproofing works great to keep my feet dry. This is my fourth pair. I get about a year out of a pair. Great boot
Before buying these, I had bought work boots in the $60-$80 range for years and I'd get 6-9 months out of a pair. I decided to try these GX8s on the advice of a friend. What a difference in comfort! In fact, my heel pain went away. I have a job in a warehouse and I'm constantly on my feet walking on concrete all day. It's been 6 months and they're barely showing any use. We'll see how they hold up but so far so good
Very comfortable boots. Literally zero break in period. Took them out of the box and went to work. No problems.
Well made boot. Requires little to no time to break-in, lightweight, comfortable and keeps my feet dry. I've been wearing Bates boots for my entire 12 years in law enforcement. Never let me down. Great boot.
I just got this last week and right out-of-the-box they do require some breaking in. My toes were sore for a couple of days but I think they're okay now. Good tactical boot for the money. The zipper is a little light duty so I hope it holds up.
this is my first work boot with a side zipper. the purchasing manager in my job department recommended these boots and they have been great. the zipper makes it really convenient to put these on. these boots are superlight and I think weigh less than my running shoes. i was happy enough with these to come online and write a review. five stars!
Very comfortable boots. They fit true to size so I just ordered the same size as my running shoe. I've owned these for about a year but one problem. The sole is soft and has worn down. I would usually get these resoled but the problem is these boot are not resoleable. The sole is glued to the mid part of the boot. So just be aware these are decent boots but they just don't last as long as they should.