Bates 8" Tactical Sport Side-Zip Boot

SKU: E02261//Mixed Availability


When demands on feet and ankles escalate, the #1 selling Bates boot rises to the occasion.

Bates' 8" Tactical Sport Size-Zip Boots offer unsurpassed quality, comfort, and style in a value-priced boot. The leather and 1680 denier nylon uppers provide durability and an improved appearance and feature a breathable high performance mesh lining. The boots feature a security-friendly easy lacing system as well as a side-zip entry to enable easier donning and doffing.

Fully cushioned removable insoles feature shock-absorbing pads for maximum energy return, and rubber outsoles are slip-resistant for better traction. These boots also feature flex notches, padded collars, and flex points at the heels for added comfort and flexibility. Bates' 8" Tactical Sport Side-Zip Boots will keep your feet feeling comfortable all day long.

  • Leather and 1680 denier nylon uppers provide durability and an improved appearance
  • Breathable high performance mesh lining keeps feet cool and comfortable
  • Security-friendly easy lacing system and side-zip entry enable easier donning and doffing
  • Fully cushioned removable insoles feature shock-absorbing pads for maximum energy return
  • Rubber outsoles are slip-resistant for better traction
  • Flex notches, padded collars, and flex points at heels provide added comfort and flexibility


  • Gender:Men's
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs per pair
  • Color: Black
  • 1680 Nylon Uppers
  • Slip resistant outersole
  • Cement construction
  • Soft Toe


These are the best boot for the money...Bates are awesome!


I wear these boots 16 hours every feet feel great....I don't even notice I have them on, very light

Perfect for my job!


Use these boots every day on the job!

They don't last


I have had 2 pairs of this boot. Both pairs have worn very fast. The first pair I had was worn in a very asphalt heavy area so I decided to try them again. Both pairs the zipper has not lasted 6 months. The tread wears very fast. They are very comfortable, but when blood makes contact with your boot, you can almost be assured it will be in your sock and staining your foot. I would recommend spending a little extra and going with a better boot.

Great boots, my 7th pair


I have been wearing this brand/design for years now and don't see myself switching anytime soon. Comfortable, lightweight, slip resistant, breathable, easy to slip on/off, good price.

Great boot. Comfortable


Comfortable from day 1. I've had to run in these and they aren't bad. Actually quite comfortable with a very secure fit.


"Are the boots composite toes?"

No, these boots do not have a composite or safety toe feature.

"are these safety toe boots or no?"

No they are a soft toe boot

"on these Bates boots---is the sizing accurate? I have a 10 1/2 foot but all my athletic shoes are 11."

Well Mr. Don Juan, if it were me ordering these i would go with my athletic size, the boot manufacturers are using the athletic shoe sizing, as their go to sizing.

"What heat rating for soles? Are they suitable for wildfire application?"

Rusty, these boots are for use in any type of firefighting, there is no rating for the soles, they are popular as station wear and with EMS and Law Enforcement people.


These are men's sizes.

"one is the the boots i deal for work & firefighters ...? to is the boots composite toe & waterproof ..?"

These boots are not waterproof and have a soft toe.