Bates DuraShock Defender 8" Side-Zip Boot
Had the boots for approximately 5 month and the seams on the leather and zipper already broke. Boots are extremely comfortable and love the look of them but for the price and durability I would rather buy $20 Big 5 boots.
Overall good boots.
The break in period for me was about 3 weeks buts once broken in they are extremely comfortable. Bought them in July of this year and just today (4 month later) the leather already started to rip.
15Yrs as a PEACE OFFICER....Best pair of boots I've ever owned, bar none... Get some!
Best pair I have owned also. Just had them resoled, and they still are holding up. Also had a pair just before leaving ARNG. Will be buying another pair, like to have two on hand.
This will be my third pair and will always buy this boot!!! Best boot PERIOD for the money! Have used in the United States Navy on board ships and they hold up very well compared to other boots. They also have a great look to them, will always be a lace to toe fan. Very comfortable, and breath great. Will buy till the day I die!!!
I have experienced other shoes in the course of my duties in SWAT and my duties in Fugitive Enforcement. This is an excellent shoe with comfort and perfection. I highly recommend this shoe.
I have owned many boots this is the most comfortable boot I have ever owned.
I just ordered my third pair of the Bates Durashock Defenders. I walk an average of 3 miles a day on pavement and concrete floors and never have a problem. I have bought a couple other Bates boots over the years, but I always come back to these. I even bought a pair to wear off duty. My opinion, best boots you can get.
Love these boots! I have been a customer of bates for years. These are the most comfprtable pair of Bates I have ever put on. They take an awesome spit shine and are well worth their money!
Recently purchased these Bates Durashocks. They took only 2-3 days too break in, comfortable from day one. Bates is one great boot, for the price.
These boots are extremely comfortable after you break them in. They're made pretty wide, and even though I have wide feet, I ordered them in a medium width. My feet still have plenty of room. I took the inserts that came with them out put in a better pair, which made them even better! I'd love to see these in a 6 zip up for the summer, because the 8 will be too hot.
Great boots...use them for tactical and everyday use...would recommend to anyone.
I dont own a pair BUT I hear GREAT things and they shine unbelievably shiny If i was to ever get another pair of boots I just might get these boots instead of danners....
After being issued several types of boots, from time spent in The Corps,BP, Detention officer and now with ICE. I got to say these are one of the most comfortable and durable boots around. I am on my third pair!
I love these boots. I had these boots for 4 years and they still give me a good shine. The leather is very comfortable and breathable. I highly recommend them.
I have had these boots for about 4 months now and have no major complaints. They take a little breaking in at first, but once thats done, they are the most comfortable boots you can have. They are still in great condition and have little if any scuff marks. These easily handle the 8-10 hours of foot patrol and responding to calls I perform 5 times a week.
BEST BOOTS I EVER WEAR VERY COMFORTABLE.BEST BOOT BATES EVER MADE
best boot out there, switched from magnum to bates a while back no comparing comfort or quality the best. great service quartermaster.
Excellent boot. I have been looking for the perfect pair of boots for some time and have finally found them in Bates. The Defender fits perfect, provides support on those long days and looks as if they will hold up through it all. Everything I was looking for in a boot. Looking to get another pair for back-up.
These boots are great, they are really worth the price. I can feel a major difference between these and my old pair of boots I used to wear. Bates Durashocks all the way!!
These boots are awesome, they have been comfortable since the very first day i put them on. I recommend them to everybody.
I Love Bates! I have a wide foot and these boots fit perfect. I will stick with Bates forever!
I've had these boots for over two years. They clear the metal detector and take a beautiful spit shine. They are still in good condition but I need to replace them, after all this time as I have rubbed the dye down with repeated spit shining. Excellent product.
good all year long
Very good if you have wide feet!
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