Bates® DuraShocks® Men's 8" Zipper Boots are built with full-grain leather for flexibility and durability while also holding a polish. The stitch-out welt construction means the leather upper is directly stitched to the sole for a pair of boots that will last. Features lace-to-toe military styling with removable, cushioned DuraShocks® insoles that dissipate forces before they reach the feet and legs.
Have had the Durashocks for over a year now and still as comfortable as day one. Shine up great and hold it for several shifts
Have had minor seam on inside of boot come undone (in last month), so will need to get resewn by a local cobbler, but otherwise have held up tremendously.
Thinking about getting a 2nd pair so will always have a pair at the ready!!
I'm on my 6th pair of these boots and they are the best boot you can buy!
Two days in this boot and broken in already. Almost like wearing a set of running shoes compared to my old duty boots! Just have to get used to my lack of outward pronation wear!
Now if they just hold up as well. My oldies (but goodies) lasted 2.5 years before tearing at a wear seam.
This is my first pair of Bates and I will give a followup several months down the road and see if still impressed then. But now - great.
C/O working 8-16 hrs/day on feet. Went to local store and tried on several pairs to compare fit, finish, comfort and price... THESE ARE THE BEST HANDS DOWN!!! Durashocks made my ankle pain disappear from day one! Break in period in one shift. THANKS BATES!!!
good boots, I like how they fit and they shine very nice! I would recommend these boots.
These boots lasted me 2 years of daily use, well worth the money.
Good boots, on my feet most of the day. Insoles are not that great replaced them and now they are really comfortable. all round good boot
Admittedly skeptical after 3 weeks. Now, after 3 months, these boots have proven themselves worthy. On foot delivering to customers 9-14 hours daily, these boots have broken in and worn like iron. I believe they will last long enough to resole in about 2 years.
I purchased my boots about a month ago and love them. I dont slip or slide on a wet surface. These are some comfortable boots.
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!
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