Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
SKU #: BBates-2261
One of Bates most popular styles, this classic 8" tactical boot features a side zip for easy on and off and cushioned removable insert for extra comfort.
**Please try on your boots or shoes indoors and with the sock you intend to wear before going outside. Once the tags are removed and there is any sign of wear on the shoes/boots they will not be accepted for a return. Fit is not considered a warranty defect by LA Police Gear or its vendors.
90% Recommend this product (18 of 20 responses)
June 8, 2017
don't last like they used too.
First off I have been using Bates since I around 07 and never had a problem until my last two pairs. Both were the 8 inch side zipper and we're comfortable out of the box. That is great because I work in a jail and am on my feet all day long. But both sets have had the soles separate from the uppers (on the outside of the boot) within three months of daily wear. These boots usually last for about a year before I have to change them out so I am disappointed to say the least. I never had this problem before I transferred to work in the jail and i am on my feet more but I expected more.
ProsComfortable out of the box. side zipper is awesome to take boots on/off polish up nice with little work
ConsFell apart to fast
By Alex garcia
February 5, 2017
First time buyer of a sipper on the side of the boot and I love it. Makes it easy to take off and put on.
By Heidi Hussey Knight
December 28, 2016
My son was extremely happy with these boots!
They were shipped on time and the item was loved by the person that received them.
October 8, 2016
So Far so good. I still need to break them in. I expected more from Bates; I've been using them since the Corps in 07.
SHOW LOW, AZ
October 5, 2016
Great lightweight boots
This is my third pair of these boots, I get a good year out of them. I use as my duty boot and wear daily. Good comfortable boot for the money. I have wide foot triple E, ordered the "extra wide" they fit great. (Used Leather Luster on them kept a shire for over 6 months)
ProsLight weight, easy to clean
ConsNot a warm boot in the winter
June 18, 2016
Haven't been able to use this item yet
It looks very nice and reported that it fits well, but hasn't been used
May 26, 2016
durable and grippy
This is my 4th pair of the same boots. The sole wears flat on these after a year of daily work, but I am on my feet most of the work day. The tread on these work well to prevent slipping on gravel and grease.
By Glenn Mills
NJ New Jersey
April 2, 2016
these are by far the best boots I have used. They are very very light and just as comfortable as wearing sneakers.
Proslight and durable
January 8, 2016
Bates 8" Tac Side Zip
This boot is great. It is comfortable and the zipper makes it a breeze to get on and off. It normally cost around $115, but on LA Police Gear I purchased them for $80. I'm thrilled with this transaction.
September 28, 2015
On my second pair after 4 years of service.
These boots are amazing! I just purchased a new pair after wearing my first pair for 4 years in the fire service as my station boots. Wearing them year round on every squad run. As I made the switch to law enforcement I couldn't think of getting anything other than another pair of these boots they feel like you're wearing athletic shoes but give you the support and ruggedness you expect from a boot. PS. My first pair are still getting use around the house!
July 15, 2015
Great fit, great price, really comfortable.. thanks la police gear
June 20, 2015
Good quality boots at a good price.
March 13, 2015
great boot. This is my fifth pair. I would not buy anything else
Proslight weight, comfortable
March 11, 2014
Great boots for the money..
This is my 3rd pair. It usually takes me 4000-5000 hours of construction exposure to wear the soles off them. Various terrain use. Long hours without foot fatigue.
ProsLight weight. No break-in time. Breath well. Inexpensive.
ConsNot waterproof. But then they wouldn't breathe as well.
March 9, 2014
Great for hot weather
12 Questions & 13 Answers
from Nevada asked:
July 5, 2016
How are they with polish on them?
These are polish able and hold a good shine for many uniform standards.
on July 6, 2016
from Dayton, Ohio asked:
March 22, 2016
I have a Bates Code 6- 6" boot. Are these sized the same ?
They fit true to size! Whatever size you wear in Nike the bates will fit the same!
on March 27, 2016
from San francisco, Ca
from California asked:
February 23, 2016
Are they waterproof? I don't see that mentioned
No, these are not waterproof.
on March 10, 2016
from Dallas,Texas asked:
December 7, 2015
Does this boot meet ASTM F2413-11 guidelines?
That would typically be in the description if that were the case. I checked Bates sites and there is nothing there that mentions these meet ASTM F2413-11 guidelines, so the answer is no.
on December 11, 2015
from CA asked:
November 17, 2015
I wear a size 10 shoe, would it be advisable to order these in a size 10 also?
Most customers have reported these fitting true to size and similar to sneaker sizing.
on November 18, 2015
from Alabama asked:
July 18, 2015
How much do the shoes weigh?
From the information I was able to gather, depending on the size, it can be anywhere between about 1.4 LBS (22.4oz) and 2.06 LBS (33oz)
on July 21, 2015
from Coloma, mi asked:
November 8, 2014
are these Bates boots 2261 safety toe??
These boots do not have a safety toe. we do apologize.
on November 10, 2014
from houston, texas asked:
April 8, 2014
is the sizing identical to the 5.11 taclite zipper boot?
we have read that these boots do tend to run true to size.
on April 8, 2014
from Clinton Twp, Michigan asked:
September 16, 2013
Hello, I am really interested in the Bates Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8" Side Zip Boot 2261, I have not purchased Bates boots in a while, I need to know about the sizing, my present boot is a 511 8" Atac boot also side zipped and they are a 10.5, my question is will a 10.5 bates boot be the same size, I know through previous experience not all brands run the same size. If you could please help me with this sizing problem, I would appreciate this. Len Skalba.
Great light weight boot. I had a similar concern. The fit is somewhat similar to a sneaker fit. That is how I sized mine. Hope this helps.
on September 17, 2013
Yes. The fit is true to the size.
on September 17, 2013
April 15, 2013
will these boots clear the scanner, or will the scanner beep when i cross through it with these boots
These Bates Boots are advertised as being "Security Friendly Footwear" and having no metal parts to set off metal detectors.
on April 15, 2013
January 8, 2013
Are these boots waterproof???
These Bates boots are not waterproof.
on January 8, 2013
January 2, 2013
I have been wearing Thorogood 8"side zips but it is time to by new boots. I've been considering the Bates Enforcer Ultra-Lite side zips this time around. Two questions...is their quality as good as the Thorogoods and does ther sizing run true...in other words, is a 7.5 really that or do they run small or large. Thanks...
The quality of the Bates will not be as good as the Thorogood boots, but the Bates are still very good boots. As for sizing, Bates mostly run true to size.
on January 2, 2013
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