Posted 6/21/2019 20:58 (#7573693 - in reply to #7562435) Subject: RE: Good work shoes?
West Union, Illinois
For summer wear I really like Bates side zip boot. Easy on and off with the side zipper, light weight, cool in the summer, good ankle support, good traction.
There's just 2 problems with them. They are terrible in wild oats, almost a magnet. The seeds work though the mesh and poke like the devil. The other problem is they are not made for wet conditions. They are "police boots". I guess cops don't walk in water. My last pair fell apart after a few months. I contacted Bates and they warranteed them. However they also said this would be the last time because they aren't made for this use. I have a pair in the box in the closet, but I'm not sure I'll buy them again.