Didn't see too many hexagons at SHOT Show, but Bates did release their new Code 6 Boot line which is their latest offering yet and does integrate the geometry into the upper. There will be two 6" and 8" models that feature a YKK Nylon Side zipper with a neoprene hoodie, along with a standard 4" model. Apparently the hexagonal design element also adds structure to the upper which is manufactured with a lighweight leather and nylon material with a TPU Enhanced Print.
|Code 6 8" Side Zip|
The Code 6 Boots include a slip resistant rubber outsole, lightweight Phylon Midsole, dual density cushioned insert, V-Fit lacing, as well as a padded collar and ergo flexpoints. Bates reduced weight by 20% compared to their previous lightweight boot, though they were not giving out exact figures.
|Bates Code 6 4" boot|