Bates Falcon Boots
Bates Falcon Boots - The Falcon are constructed of a full grain leather upper featuring a breathable pigskin lining making for an extremely comfortable tactical boot that can be worn for prolonged periods of time. These boots have for years now, been a firm favourite with both the British Military and Police Forces - lightweight, water resistant, easy to maintain and with a scuff resistant leather toe guard ensuring a professional look for longer.
They are designed for specialist tactical personnel, where remaining nimble on the feet is a top priority. They are currently issued to the British SBS and, as well as specialist military use, they are also ideal for police specialist firearms teams.
The Bates proprietary outsole on the Falcon boot delivers numerous points of contact with the terrain for superior traction and slip resistance even in the wet and is designed to be flat to aid with fatigue during long marches or tabbing. The perforated removable cushioned footbed has impact pads to bear the brunt of rough terrain and increase comfort levels. With a polyurethane midsole and a fibre glass shank, this boot delivers light weight stability.
Unlike traditional boot designs these boots are structured (the ‘last’) on sports footwear. Customers are happy to recommend the Bates Boot – Falcon:
“23 years in parachute regiment,, i've spent entire working life in boots. just bought my first pair and they are EXCELLANT!!!! Light weight , so comfortable and durable!! can't believe i've not discovered them before!!”
“hya these boots are the best Iv had, got them from patrol store too.. for extra 1.50 they arrived next day before 9.30am. very soft inside and Im going to try them out at my next festival.. been waring them for 5 hours at a time.. :P”
“I purchased a pair of the Bates-Falcon boots about 2 years ago. The boots are fantastic and have served me well. good points long lasting sole, very comfy, stylish , stood up to the rain very well.”
“Comfortable high performance boots.
These are very comfortable boots straight out of the box. Good for running, grip well on wet grass including up and down steep hills. Excellent general purpose performance boot. Mine did not show much wear after 12 months duty. Now after almost 3 years I'm ordering another pair.”
• Full-grain leather uppers for durability
• Slip-resistant Falcon rubber outsole for lasting grip
• Shock-absorbing polyurethane midsole
• Removable, dual-density insole for comfort
• Leather lining
• 1/2-gusseted tongue to lock out debris
• Rubber toe cap for long-wearing performance
• Padded tongue and collar
Brand Bates Colour Black Ankle Height 8 Inch Boot Fastening Lace up Boot Material All Leather Waterproofing Non-Waterproof Toe Type None Weight 2.00 KG Product Number EO2245
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Excellent boots !!
Bought a set whilst in the military and they are great boots.I wore mine everyday regardless of weather and my feet were always dry and comfortable. Only little moan about them is the tongue however if you take the time to adjust it before lacing up it removes this slight issue. I would recommend these to anybody from hikers to serving armed forces members. Really hard wearing boots as well. I've had my mine about 7 years and they have only just started to come undone at the back on the stitching.
I bought these boots for every day use and green PT usage.. They are comfortable for camp use but not breathable at all, feet are left sweaty within hours! And in turn make running and tabbing painful, these boots have potential but the awkward tongue and poor lacing system let them down too. I took mine to a local store to have metal eyelets put on so I could lace them up faster as it takes ages to get them on and off. The tongue is joined all around the toe area "to stop debris " but it bunches up and rubs badly on the top of your toes, this combined with heat caused bad blisters for me, they don't claim to be water proof but even the smallest puddles proved problems, I have to say I am very dissatisfied with what looked to be a promising boot.
23years in parachute regiment,, i've spent entire working life in boots. just bought my first pair and they are EXCELLANT!!!!
light weight , so comfortable and durable!! can't believe i've not discovered them before!!
fantastic boots with the tongue out of clown shoes! sort it out bates, if these had a decent tongue made from decent material they would be the best thing since sliced bread, as they are they are as comfortable across the upper foot as Roger Hunters heel studs!
Had various boots since joining police some 33 years ago,Doc Martens, Magnum etc. These are very well made boots and are general good quality. However,they are extremely uncomfortable after an hour or so wear, due mainly to an annoying fold in the tongue.This is in the design, so as such I can only offer 2 stars.
Fit is a very individual thing and we have not had this complaint before. I am sorry the boots were not what you were hoping for please give us a call if you are looking for a replacement and we will see what we can do for you.
hya these boots are the best Iv had, got them from patrol store too.. for extra 1.50 they arrived next day before 9.30am. very soft inside and Im going to try them out at my next festival.. been waring them for 5 hours at a time.. :P
I purchased a pair of the Bates-Falcon boots about 2 years ago. The boots are fantastic and have served me well.
good points long lasting sole,
stood up to the rain very well.
Bad points could not find any.
Patrol store was five star service.
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