Bates Velocitor Desert Boots

Bates Velocitor Desert Boots
Price: $59.99
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Ugh, 1:15 Eastern and the 15W are already sold out. Snooze you lose I guess.

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“•Cement construction” sounds a little uncomfortable.

Good for “swimming with the fishes.” (gg)

No 15W?? Why do you taunt me by showing me the number I can’t click on??!!

Look comfy, too bad the new 670-1 forbids these…

Well there goes the only question I wanted to ask. Thanks mate.


So it should say retail is $82.99 since you can get them direct for that.

OK, seriously…how many Marketing phrases can you cram into a description?

Wolverine Warrior Leather®
Cement Construction

What do all of these phrases mean? Who really knows…but one things for sure: a Marketing manager had a lot of fun coming up with phrases.

Is the leather REAL wolverine Warrior or imitation Wolverine Warrior?

How can something that’s part wolverine (mammal, vertebrate) have an exoskeleton (invertebrate, usually insect).

I’m not sure about wolverine warrior, but scotchguard is a water and oil repellant that is applied to the leather.

“Cement construction” is also not a marketing term. It refers to the sole of the shoe being cemented to the welt rather than stitched. Cement construction is used in pretty much every shoe you buy that costs less than $150.

Damn we got some big footed types on woot. I came here to lament that the 15w were already sold out only to find others griping about the same thing. Which begs the question. Since when did size 15 become so common?

Since everyone born since 1964 is over six feet tall! Well not everyone, and I am size 13 myself. But we are getting bigger.

Don’t boot descriptions usually come with a height as well as a length? I find both the Woot description and the linked company page to be less useful than usual. I’m assuming that these are 6" boots.

Also, given their lightweight nature and the lack of any detail to the contrary, I assume they have no shank and are basically just sturdy-ish high top trail running shoes? (nothing wrong with that, just would like to know)

And to the prior commenter - yeah, it’s kind of bogus quoting the $120 retail price when the vendor is advertising them directly at $83 or whatever.

The reviews on the mother ship all mention that this brand runs large and recommend purchasing a 1/2 size down.

As I’m reading the 670-1, I don’t see why these aren’t within regs. Please clarify…

What is 670-1 ?

You may want to google the term “AR 670-1”. This is the U.S. Army regulation, in specific about off duty clothing, I am assuming.

People may also be referencing military appropriate clothing also, not sure though.

Definitely not 670-1 compliant anymore.

  • Sides look like they have a material other than leather and fabric on the side
  • Rubber on the front comes over the top of the toe.

670-1, 20-3a(3)
Boots must be between 8 to 10 inches in height and made of tan flesh-side out cattlehide leather, with a plain toe and a soling system matching the color of the tan upper materials.

Rubber and polyether polyurethane are the only outsole materials that are authorized. The soling materials will not exceed two inches in height, when measured from the bottom of the outsole, and will not extend up the back of the heel or boot or over the top of the toe.

The exterior of the boot upper will not contain mesh but will be constructed of either all leather or a combination of leather and nonmesh fabric.

Rubber or pure polyether polyurethane soles are the only outsole material that currently meets the need for durability and traction on surfaces in multiple environments and temperature ranges. Other materials (that may be of a lighter weight) may have significant problems in these areas.