Bates skipped nothing in the performance-driven design of this lightweight, stable, versatile, comfortable, tactical boot with reliable traction. These boots are built for speed and any professional that has to spend long days on the feet in different environments.

The boot is constructed of waterproof full grain leather with a mesh upper capped with a toe bumper made up of a composite material called thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which acts as a protective reinforcement in the toe area. This is a great feature for kicking down doors or things. The lightweight, breathable, waterproof membrane keeps the feet dry which enhances comfort and flexibility while providing superb support.

The best way to describe the feel of this boot on your feet is that you stand over the sole vice in it which allows for rapid movement. The cushioned midsole allows for comfortable medial support and the construction of the boot permits a lot of flexibility which enhances movement. The sole is uniquely designed; its athletic looking and uniquely designed for chasing down bad guys. The slip-resistant rubber outsole provides excellent traction and durability, and features supportive TPU arch support for added comfort during long hours on your feet.

I wore this boot every day for work, travel, and during some long walks in an urban environment. I love this boot. This is a great boot for law enforcement professionals or other professions where you need to be hustling to get the job done. The only critique I have of this boot is the insole needs some improvement but this should not be a deciding factor to buy the boot.


These boots are absolutely superb. They provide support for your feet, excellent arch support, the feet are solidly anchored to the foot-bed, and the soles are super grippy, comfy, and very durable. This is a great boot for law enforcement professionals. VELOCITOR FX prices in at $154.95

    Functionality: 5/5
    Weight: 5/5
    Durability: 5/5
    Cost: 5/5
    Comfort: 5/5

Extremely functional

Comfortable from the start

Athletic, lightweight, agile and durable, ready for the hustle and bustle of the day


Insoles need some improvement but this should not be a deciding factor to buy the boot

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I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.



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About The Author

M is a multi-skilled professional with over 34 yrs of combined military and government service. He joined the Marine Corps in 1983, commanding infantry and reconnaissance units at multiple levels and served in a variety of staff positions. He has deployed multiple times to the Pacific and the Middle East to include combat tours in Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in a variety of capacities. Since retiring from the military M has continued his government service. He is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He enjoys shooting sports, hiking, hunting, working out (swim, bike, run), and participating in endurance style events like Go-Ruck and Tough-Mudder, which promote camaraderie and teamwork. He completed the Infantry Officer Course, US Army Airborne Parachutist Course, US Army Ranger School, US Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, US Army Jumpmaster Course, US Army Special Forces Qualification Course, and US Army Airborne Freefall Parachutist Course. He earned the following decorations Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Stars and Combat ‘V’, and Meritorious Service Medal. M subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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