The Bates Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots feature waterproof leather and 1,680-denier nylon uppers with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® lining. Slip-resistant rubber outsoles offer traction, and cement construction gives these shoes a lightweight, flexible feel. The cushioned insoles are removable for an adjustable comfort level, and side zippers offer easy on and off.
Features and Benefits
Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® lining keeps your feet cool and dry
EVA midsoles cradle your feet for cushioning and support
Cushioned insoles are removable for an adjustable comfort level
Cement construction for light weight and flexibility
Wipe clean with mild soap and water
2.6 lb. per pair
Waterproof leather and 1,680-denier nylon uppers
Slip-resistant rubber outsoles offer traction
Laces with side zippers for a secure fit
What's in the Box
Bates Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots
Product weight (lb./pair):
Side zippers, laces
Boot height (in.):
8" and Over
Rated 5 out of
Best I've ownedI work security and I'm on my feet all day. In and out of my vehicle, lots of walking, standing, etc. that would wear out a sneaker. I've owned these for over a year and the still provide the comfort and support they did day one. There is noticable wear on the sole and one of the seams split in the back just above the ankle recently but, I'm back to order another pair. They're just that good, even after a year.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of
Tex in Dallas from
Best Feeling Boots EVERI shopped long and hard to find a waterproof boot with a side zipper. My foot is narrow so that made the shop even more difficult. The Bates E02268 boot not only fit me well, but felt more comfortable than any boot I've ever tried on. The lacing is such that the D width boot would still lace up tight enough to properly fit my narrow foot. And it's waterproof which has saved me from walking around with wet feet numerous times. I also wear these boots when welding and I often have to get down on knees and toes, so that explains all the wear on the toes. Unfortunately, I've had these boots so long I cannot remember how many years it took to put this amount of wear on the toes. Still not convinced how comfortable I feel these boots are? I bought a second pair for casual wear during all the wet days we are having here in North Texas. The first pair have been really tough boots and still feel great. We even bought a pair for my wife and on near flooding days she wears them all day at work. Hers still look new since she doesn't weld in them.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 2 out of
dont last longi bought these almost 5 months ago and the soles are already worn flat. i work at the airport and walk on concrete the time so they are not for concrete. also the waterproof lasted just as long other than that they are very comfortable and the upper part is still good.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of
Officer Rob from
Comfy and supportiveThe boots are supportive and comfortable enough to wear for a 10 hour shift.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 1 out of
twisted soleReturned to store. One of the boots sole was so deformed that my foot was lifted off the floor if I didn't have all my weight on it. They still didn't have my size in the store so I just did a refund. Poor quality inspection somewhere in their process.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of
The best I have tried, long lastingMy feet are picky. 2 years ago I was needing a new pair of boots. Over the years many boots that I tried hurt my feet. I previously had a pair of $300 dollar Redwings. I didn't want to spend 300, so I shopped everywhere and found these at Academy. I love them! That pair of boots has lasted for 2 years. The stiching recently starting coming apart and I somehow managed to get a big slice across the top of the leather toes. I hike approximately 7 miles every weekend and work on my feet the majority of the time. Today I am shopping for another pair and once again Academy has the best price.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of
The best so far.Motorcycle riding, daily jogging, gym exercise, MTB riding, and mechanic work. Great boot!
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of
Not a bad bootThese boots are really good and I've used them for about 5 years now( I go through one pair a year). They break in easily and I love that they are light, breathable, and have the gor-tex lineing to keep my feet dry during the few rainy weeks we have here. I do alot of trail walking in the South Texas heat and I've worn these boots to the sole. I've used Magnum and Danner boots in the past, with the latter being the most durable boots I've ever owned. I still find that the Danner's are way too heavy and the Magnums lack quality. Durability is the biggest fault with these boots but if you're just standing or are in the office, this shouldnt be an issue. I find myself coming back to the Bates GX-8 because they are reliable boots and reasonably priced.
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I would like to know what is the width on these boots. I need them to be medium width
Asked by: Guerrero
The Bates Men's 8" GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots are available in Medium Width.
Answered by: ArmoniM
Date published: 2015-12-31
Is it possible to order these in a Wide?
Asked by: JasonSOKC
Please contact our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for questions regarding product availability. We are available Monday-Sunday 7:00AM-12:00AM CST. We are also available via Live Chat 24/7 at www.academy.com
Answered by: AcademySports
Date published: 2014-11-04
do they have polyester in them, my son is in welding and cannot have polyester at all, he likes this style
Asked by: janweirich14
The Bates Men's 8" GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots do not have any polyester in them. Should you like to verify this information, please feel free to contact the manufacturer Wolverine at (866) 699-7369. You also have the option of calling our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for further assistance as well.
Answered by: JordanB
Date published: 2015-12-30
Bates does make these boots in wide sizes. They're all over the internet. Can you offer wides?
Asked by: brock29609
We only offer the regular/medium width in the Bates Men's 8" GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots. We sincerely apologize.
Answered by: Johanna
Date published: 2014-08-18
can i get them in a wid width Please ?
Asked by: verno
At this time, The Bates Men's 8" GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots are only offered in D width. We do offer the Bates Men's 8" Tactical Sports Side-Zip Boots (SKU # 009364563) in a wide with along with the Bates Men's DuraShocks® Lace-to-Toe Side Zip Tactical Boots (SKU # 011061199).
Answered by: ATaylor
Date published: 2014-08-14
Dose this boot come in a double EE?
Asked by: johned
The Bates Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side Zip Boots are not available in a wide width.