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Updated on March 31, 2014
Scheduled to be released in May, the Code 6 is the lightest, most breathable boot Bates has ever made. For decades now, the brand has been well-known for incorporating new technology into uniform footwear for military and law enforcement. This boot is Bates’ latest step toward innovation.
What makes this boot so cutting-edge? We’ve broken down its most inventive new features.
A ventilated tongue made of open-cell vapor mesh reduces hot spots on top of the foot.
V-fit lacing system opens toward the top of the foot, further increasing breathability and mobility.
Honeycomb TPU overlays give the boots a striking look while also increasing stability.
TPU shank adds comfort.
Phylon midsole reduces the weight without sacrificing durability
Neoprene hood covers the zipper instead of the typical, potentially inconvenient Velcro strap.
The launch of this shoe is a big deal for Bates as this is the lightest boot the brand has ever made. The contemporary upper materials and Phylon midsole cut out unnecessary weight making these boots a solid 15 percent lighter than any of the styles in Bates’ popular Ultra Lite line.
In addition to the featherweight factor, the optimized breathability paired with the impressive honeycomb look will make the Code 6 a go-to boot for spring and summer. We can’t wait for this style to hit our shelves. When Bates releases the boots at the beginning of May, the Code 6 will be available in 4-, 6- and 8-inch styles.
What do you think of the Code 6? Let us know in the comment section below.