Gear: Bates® Ultra-Lites Zipper Boot


Bates® Ultra-Lites Zipper Boot

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Tactical Equipment
Price: $60 - $80
Average Rating:
(42 Votes)

Good quality, light weight tactical duty boots.

Member Reviews

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    Gauzer, Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:08:45 UTC.
    1st review

    I have worn a set of these boots for about 8 months now. At first they were slightly painful to break in, but once you get past that they are a sound pair of boots. The zipper on the inner side of the boot makes them easy to get on and off, unlike conventional combat boots there is no lacing and tying. They are light weight so you wont be concentrating on foot discomfort during a 10 or 12 hour shift. Made of good quality leather so if you shine them (like you should) they will look new for quite some time. Also available in water proof Gore-Tex® and steel toe.

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    Colbert, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 21:40:52 UTC.

    I have been wearing these boots for 1 year now and walking around in a maximum security prison every day they stay comfortable even after 10 hours

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    DSASTOQUE, Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:21:46 UTC.


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    Claremontpig, Sat, 29 Dec 2007 10:00:37 UTC.

    I have not found them as cheep as they are shown here but I love the zipper. great for lazy people like me. lol

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    flsogrl, Tue, 08 Jan 2008 19:08:47 UTC.

    I absolutely LOVE these boots... they are the most comfortable, longest lasting boots I've ever had....not to mention they are so light weight you can barely feel them.. When these wear out, Im definitely getting the same ones !

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    Will_SP, Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:02:41 UTC.

    Great boots! Very comfortable and extremely light.

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    upd904, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:48:57 UTC.

    I've worn Bates boots for as long as I've been in the field. I've recently bought this pair of ultra-lites and have found them very comfortable, light weight and the side zipper is definitely a plus when you don't want to medd with lacing up your boots on a routine basis. Definitely one of the best boots out there for the industry. FYI: In my opinion the "Break-in" time was not as bad as most other comparable boots.

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    NatalieR429, Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:46:49 UTC.

    LOVE them!!! Very light, comfortable, easily shined, love the zipper it makes them quick to put on. When I first got them my left ankle hurt where the zipper soon as they broke in though they feel perfect. I put some gellin insoles in them and they are even better!

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    liltito2002, Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:25:00 UTC.

    bates boots are the most comfortable and lightwieght shoes out their

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    goodlight, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 15:47:03 UTC.

    Mine have lasted a long time and they are still very comfortable.

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    edwhunt, Sun, 18 May 2008 23:06:22 UTC.

    1st day of training class, got thrown zipper busted brand new worn for a week to break them in before the class, received replacement last 10 mos till sole wore out

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    Anonymous, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:07:24 UTC.

    I love these boots!

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    bradleyk86, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 13:06:36 UTC.

    great boots. I just don't like the zipper

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    M1884, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 03:51:00 UTC.

    very nice boots

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:22:13 UTC.


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    bad_LT, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:59:33 UTC.

    Zipper boots?????/ I thought only firefighters and girls wore these...LOL

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    anderbishop, Mon, 01 Sep 2008 17:14:45 UTC.

    Best boots I have ever owned and will always stay with bates, they lasted me about 2yrs and felt like tennis shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 20 Sep 2008 23:54:35 UTC.

    Nice Very light. The 511 version is also very nice.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 02:20:57 UTC.

    The best boot that I have ever worn on patrol! Lightweight and excellent in any weather, rain or shine! And I love the zipper feature, they just come right off!

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    K9Sabre, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:54:27 UTC.

    Love wearing tennis shoes

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    Deaton443, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 20:23:39 UTC.

    On my second pair of these! I Love em. Light and comfortable.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 01:37:34 UTC.

    some good boots easy to get on

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    hnyangl, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:19:35 UTC.

    I love my bates: I walk around in them all day at work on hard concrete floors in a maximum security prison and have very little discomfort if any. I also wear a pair for e-squad training and activation.

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    jrepetto, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:39:09 UTC.

    Been wearing these for about a year now, and really like em. They are comfortable and offer support at the same time. I really like the flexiblity of the sole which I didn't find with other boots. In a tactical situation, the sole is soft where u don't have to worry bout your heels clicking or other noise to give away ur position. Good boots.

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    SWATSARGE, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 22:54:13 UTC.

    I truly love this boot. The only problems that I have encountered with it is the teeth on the side zipper broke during Hurricane Katrina and I have had to have the stitching around the heal caps on both boots resewn. Boots are very comfortable and the soles have held up well.

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    K9EMR01, Thu, 04 Dec 2008 16:31:26 UTC.

    Wears good, light weight and tuff!!!

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    SWelch165, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 04:42:33 UTC.

    Zero break-in period and quick to put on. Long life. I wear mine four times a week for 12 hours a day. They are over a year old and still in good shape.

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    swatj10, Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:36:50 UTC.

    I used the Bates Ultra Lite Enforcers 3/4 boots very comfy some break-in required

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    Anonymous, Sun, 29 Mar 2009 22:30:21 UTC.

    I am on my third pair of Bates Ultra Lites and the reason I keep going back to them is the comfortability that they offer. Very Comfortable to wear.

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    jorgechavez, Sun, 29 Mar 2009 22:53:15 UTC.

    i think this boot are the best i ever worrie in my intire life they feel good walking and running there the best i want a another pear.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:47:34 UTC.

    great boots

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    shalbaugh, Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:55:30 UTC.

    Were ok when I got them but hurt after awhile. Had to put gel pads in them for comfort.

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    Bluelight_Rookie, Sun, 24 May 2009 00:33:31 UTC.

    I absolutley love these boots! I have had them for some time now and are by far for a 9" boot, very good! Bates came out with a good pair here..

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    notkjun, Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:08:07 UTC.

    This the best boot I have tried that is available in Women's sizing. The zipper is a waste for me because I still have to unlace them to remove, but they are supercomfortable and when I get a brand new pair they don't have to be broken in. The downside is they are not waterproof, but I tried the waterproof version and they were painful just to wear let alone walk in.

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    catm131, Sun, 01 Nov 2009 06:12:45 UTC.

    my department issues these boots. they are a good boot, but there are better out there.

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    sat233238, Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:38:40 UTC.

    Super comfortable ( especially with an additional gel sole insert ) not only in cooler weather but very breathable in warm weather too. After wearing them for 12 hours or more, there is no discomfort or irritation... a great all around lightweight pair of boots.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:20:54 UTC.

    Great boots. Mine have lasted for over a year with daily use.

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    winphreak, Wed, 30 Dec 2009 06:57:44 UTC.

    Great boots, I've been using bates ever since they were issued in the Army and haven't had anything else since. Awesome.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:46:30 UTC.

    Never even had to break them in!

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    VROB, Sat, 21 Aug 2010 03:37:16 UTC.

    The best boot i ever owned and for the price you can beat.

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    cmm07r, Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:55:09 UTC.

    I got these when I went into the academy and I liked them. They were comfortable and after a while you forgot you had them on. My only problem was within 6 months, the middle of the sole (on both boots) had detatched themselves from the boot and were barely holding on at the toe and heel. I don;t know if it was just that pair or what but other than that they were perfect.

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    Future_Trooper, Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:39:35 UTC.

    Awesome boot, Have lasted me about two years.

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