Bates Black Tactical 8″ Sport Boot for Men




Bates Tactical 8″ Sport Boot for Men

When the demands on feet and ankles escalate, the #1 selling Bates boot always rises to the occasion, while the side-zip design makes them easier to put on and remove. Now 30 percent lighter than their original model, these longstanding force veterans feature breathable mesh linings, fully cushioned removable insoles with shock-absorbing pads and slip-resistant Ultra-Lites Rubber Outsoles. So, when you put your foot down, it stays there.

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 1680 Denier ballistic nylon
  • Oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole
  • Slip resistant outsoles are Brungrabber Mark II tested
  • Full cushioned removable insole
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Lightweight and flexible Cement construction
  • 471 last
  • Security friendly footwear


Medium Width (M): 7-12, 13, 14, 15

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

MARK II Coeffecient of Friction Testing Results for Slip Resistance:

Dry 0.72
Wet 0.62 Oily-Light Soil 0.22 Oily/Wet-Light Soil 0.20 Oily-High Soil 0.18 Oily/Wet-High Soil 0.18

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