New for spring 2012, Bates Footwear is launching its revolutionary Zero Mass Collection. Specifically created in reaction to dealer feedback and end user needs, the collection will consist of an 8-inch Black Side Zip Boot, a 6-inch Black Side Zip Boot; an 8-inch Desert Tan Boot and an 8-inch Sage Green Boot. All four boots will feature genuine leather or Wolverine Warrior Leather uppers, highly breathable nylon, and a low profile design that delivers lasting comfort and enhanced natural movement. Inside and out, each aspect of the Zero Mass tactical/training footwear line has been meticulously designed to maximize comfort and minimize weight. Crucial to reducing the boots’ weight was the reduction of outsole rubber and the introduction of a compression-molded EVA. Also impressive is the lightweight performance-oriented polyurethane insert, which delivers cushioning and shock absorption with no deterioration of each, no matter how long, or how hard, the boots are worn.