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Bates


Since 1887, the Bates brand has outfitted military and law enforcement personnel with premium dress and tactical footgear. Bates boots and shoes are worn by military personnel in nearly forty countries around the world. Men and women in uniform take the call of public service to the extreme, setting aside their own comfort and safety to protect the rights, property and lives of others. In return, they deserve only the highest performance, most comfortable and best value footwear, made by a company that takes its duty as solemnly as soldiers and cops take theirs. The Bates brand has been part of the Wolverine World Wide brand portfolio since 1969 continuing this way the tradition of manufacturing footwear with the finest components and materials, including both Gore-Tex® and Vibram® as well as superior commodity products, from better leathers to stronger laces. Bates is the gold standard in uniform footwear.

Reviews

Great Boots!
By Walt G., from Milwaukee, WI | January 28, 2014

I wear a size 11 4E shoe and was leery when I saw they just came in "wide" but was pleasantly surprised when I slipped them on and they felt great! Another thing I noticed is my feet don't get hot like they did in my Harley boots.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: When the weather suites it.

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Comfortable Boots
By Daniel, from Denver, CO | January 26, 2014

These boots are very comfortable and take a shine well. The zip sides make taking them off or putting them on quick and easy. The only issue I have with them is they feel a little wider than expected. However, a good boot sock mostly mitigates this problem. If I could make one improvement, I would make the eyelets the "speed lace" type. All things considered, I would purchase these boots again

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt wider than marked
  • Wears this shoe: Work

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By Strong, from New York | January 23, 2014

Great looking shoe, good quality, nice price. I startedwearing it the day after I received it. My feet were in pain prior to wearing it. This was because I could not find the right fit in stores. Since I started wearing this shoe, gradually my feet are feeling better.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: I wear this shoe daily at work

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These boots are great
By Anna, from Chicago | January 07, 2014

My teenage son was looking for a boot, problem is he wears extra wide, making him extremely hard to buy for. Many times we've gotten him extra wide and he still says they're tight. He thinks these boots are great, he wears them daily and has even walked through the snow in them.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: all the time

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High Gloss
By Paul V. S., from Tulsa, Oklahoma | December 17, 2013

I purchased these shoes for the express purpose of wearing them with a tuxedo. I like the appearance of them and the easy care of them

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt wider than marked
  • Wears this shoe: With a tuxedo.

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