Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261
Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8 Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261

Bates Footwear Enforcer Ultra-Lites 8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Boot 2261

SKU #: BBates-2261
MSRP: $109.95

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.


  • Durable Leather and Nylon Upper
  • Mesh Lining for Added Breathability
  • Nylon Side Zipper for Easy On and Off
  • Cushioned Removable Insert for Added Comfort
  • Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole for Traction

  • **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.
    20 Reviews
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    5% (1)
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    90% Recommend this product (18 of 20 responses)
    By Daniel
    Bakersfield, ca
    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
    Great boot.
    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
    Pittsfield, NH
    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.
    By Joe
    October 8, 2016
    Good boots
    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.
    By Vince
    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
    By Shane
    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
    By Chris
    Atlanta, Georgia
    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
    the best
    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
    By Dan
    Alexandria, VA
    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.
    By Mark
    Cincinnati, OH
    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!
    By Graham
    July 15, 2015
    Great boots
    Great fit, great price, really comfortable.. thanks la police gear
    ProsAll good
    ConsNo bad
    By T
    Midlothian, IL
    June 20, 2015
    comfortable shoes
    Good quality boots at a good price.
    By Ryan
    Northern California
    March 13, 2015
    awesome product
    great boot. This is my fifth pair. I would not buy anything else
    Proslight weight, comfortable
    By Rob
    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.
    By Mike
    March 9, 2014
    Very light
    Great for hot weather
    12 Questions & 13 Answers
    from Nevada asked:
    July 5, 2016
    How are they with polish on them?
    1 Answers
    These are polish able and hold a good shine for many uniform standards.
    Customer Service
    on July 6, 2016

    from Dayton, Ohio asked:
    March 22, 2016
    I have a Bates Code 6- 6" boot. Are these sized the same ?
    1 Answers
    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
    1 Answers
    No, these are not waterproof.
    Customer Service
    on March 10, 2016

    Alexcia chestnut
    from Dallas,Texas asked:
    December 7, 2015
    Does this boot meet ASTM F2413-11 guidelines?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Customer Service
    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?
    1 Answers
    Most customers have reported these fitting true to size and similar to sneaker sizing.
    Customer Service
    on November 18, 2015

    M Owens
    from Alabama asked:
    July 18, 2015
    How much do the shoes weigh?
    1 Answers
    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)
    Customer Service
    on July 21, 2015

    from Coloma, mi asked:
    November 8, 2014
    are these Bates boots 2261 safety toe??
    1 Answers
    These boots do not have a safety toe. we do apologize.
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2014

    from houston, texas asked:
    April 8, 2014
    is the sizing identical to the 5.11 taclite zipper boot?
    1 Answers
    we have read that these boots do tend to run true to size.
    Customer Service
    on April 8, 2014

    Len Skalba
    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.
    2 Answers
    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
    from VA
    Yes. The fit is true to the size.
    on September 17, 2013
    from MO

    April 15, 2013
    will these boots clear the scanner, or will the scanner beep when i cross through it with these boots
    1 Answers
    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???
    1 Answers
    These Bates boots are not waterproof.
    on January 8, 2013

    Dennis Huff
    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 their quality as good as the Thorogoods and does ther sizing run other words, is a 7.5 really that or do they run small or large. Thanks...
    1 Answers
    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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