Bates Black Durashocks Side Zip 8″ Boot for Men




Bates Durashocks® Side Zip 8″ Boot for Men

This Bates boot is a lace-to-toe boot with a side zipper so you have the look of a lace boot but the easy-on, easy-off feature of a side zip boot. This duty boot is built on the Durashocks® technology and comes with a 30 day comfort guarantee. DuraShocks compression pads absorb the shock of your every step so your knees and hips don’t have to.

Unlike most competitors, Bates’ entire business is making footwear for military, police and other uniformed public services. The company has been in business over 120 years and is one of the largest suppliers of footwear to the U.S. federal government and Department of Defense. Bates is a part of Wolverine Worldwide, a billion dollar shoe corporation.


  • Black full grain leather and ballistic nylon
  • Oil, water, chemical and slip-resistant Bates DuraShocks® Defender rubber outsole
  • Full cushioned removable comfort insole
  • Breathable lining
  • Side zipper
  • Compression molded EVA midsole
  • Goodyear welt construction
  • Gary 589 last
  • Security friendly footwear
  • Wide widths available!


Medium Width (M): 5-12, 13, 14, 15

Wide Width (EW): 7-12, 13, 14

MARK II Coeffecient of Friction Testing Results for Slip Resistance:

Dry 0.67
Wet 0.67 Oily-Light Soil 0.42 Oily/Wet-Light Soil 0.37 Oily-High Soil 0.27 Oily/Wet-High Soil 0.27

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