Bates 8 In. USMC Steel Toe Jungle Desert Boot
Certified USMC steel toe boot with Bates DuraShocks® - the patented, lightweight energy-returning outsoles feature built-in compression pads in the heel and forefoot that diffuse the impact of every step reducing shock to the feet and legs. Complete with a 30 day guarantee. Easy to clean Warrior leather features Scotchgard® protector that is incorporated into the tanning process to create an invisible, stain-resistant barrier to improve the upper's durability without changing the breathability, color or texture of the leather.
- Dirt, oil and water resistant Wolverine Warrior Leather® upper with 1680 denier nylon
- Breathable lining
- Bates DuraShocks® shock absorbing comfort technology
- Steel toe ASTM F2413-11 rated
- Vibram® rubber lug outsole
- Durable direct attach construction - Proprietary Bates process bonds the outsole system directly to the uppers making these boots remarkably flexible and durable
- Made in the USA
COLOR: Olive Mojave
USMC Bates Desert Boots
Posted by Jim on Jan 21st 2016
These boots are all ali-babas' enemy! It doesn't matter what range of heat or terrain if it's hot-hot and dirty your feet will thank you for these boots! At 125f on sand or dirt that will cook eggs and with people that are willing to stomp your feet to get away you'll thank bates for making these boots! Steel toes aren't the 1st choice unless someone recommends them and anyone getting back will! Even with the steel toes these are still light and cool!
Ten Years After
Posted by Whiskey River on Nov 18th 2015
First, I'm surprised nobody has reviewed these. Second, my review, concerns my first pair of these, which are ten years old; so I can't really comment on the current boots, because I have no way of knowing if they are still made the same as they were ten years ago. Yes, ten long years, and I'm still wearing them. Of course I bought them AFTER I retired from the military, so they did not go through the crucible of combat. But, they did get worn almost every day, hunting, fishing, logging, working in a metal fabrication shop, camping, a few treks through the Delaware Water Gap, and riding my Harley across America. They are heavy, durable, tough as nails, but not very comfortable on long hiking trips. The soles are paper-thin now, and probably don't have much farther to go before they die, but they far outlived any boots I've ever had in my 61 years; and not a single stitch is as much as even loose on the uppers. As I said, I don't know if they still make them like this (the picture of the outsoles look different than mine, but the uppers look exactly the same), but if they do, I will not hesitate to buy another pair.