Great winter boot!
Going on my 5th Chicago winter with a single pair of these boots (albeit an earlier model), worn during the winter months. Very comfortable. Very warm. Side zipper makes it easy and fast to put on and take off. 5 out of 5 on these boots. Can't beat Bates!
Michael - January 24, 2013
Nice boots, good for fire, police, ems
I got these boots for daily wear at the firehouse. I wear them velcro'd at the top but not zipped so I can get them off quickly to put my fire gear on. They are waterproof but do get warm if you keep them zipped up. However, they dry out pretty quick. They are pretty comfortable, my feet do not hurt at all at the end of the day whether it be working as an emt, firefighter, camping, or just a day at the range. I have had mine for about two years and they are still in good shape. I would say these are a lot lighter than my old goretex bates military boots. They are great boots for woods to protect against snakes and bugs. In the future, I will be getting a 6inch boot for the firehouse and make these my camping/hiking boots.
Glen - September 3, 2010