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Hot Weather Combat Hiker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent all around hiking boots. These boots are durable, comfortable, breathable, and provide good support. I got these boots after searching long for an affordable American made hiking boot. They are hot weather, non-waterproof military boots. I bought these online. They were discounted because of the¬†blemish seen below. These boots normally sell for around $250 but with this blemish I got them for $100. And to date, this blemish has caused no problems in fit or function. I bought these a little… Full review

Delta-9 Gore-Tex Side Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars Another solid pair of boots. I previously owned another pair of Bates boots, the GX-8 model, for years before I purchased these to replace them. My last pair saw me through 4 years of hard use and abuse hiking, backpacking, hunting, and in their later years yardworking. The only reason I replaced them was due to the tread wearing down to a point that the shoe was no longer comfortable for all day use (still use in the yard though!). This pair, as I said, was purchased to replace my original pair… Full review

GX-8 Gore-Tex Side Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars Best boots I have ever had. I have to wear higher boots when I hike, due to previous ankle injuries, and a good pair is always so hard to find. Often the higher boots (7+ inches) are winter specific hiking boots and come with insulation, and usually are coupled with a delightful camouflage pattern. I heard about Bates from a friend of mine while serving an LDS mission, he had brought a pair with him because they were waterproof and had a side zipper. They were perfect at the time for what we were… Full review

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Bates Footwear specializes in domestically developing and manufacturing boots and other uniform footwear for the military, as well as civilian police forces.


Bates Footwear
9341 Courtland Drive
Rockford, MI 49351

phone: (616) 863-3998
toll-free: (866) 699-7374
fax: (616) 866-5653