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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.


By JD, from El Paso | May 29, 2014

Very comfortable boot and I have a second unworn pair in my closet because this is one of the few pairs of boots that actually fit my extra wide feet. However, the boot is unauthorized per AR 670-1 (March 2014) because it is made of pig skin instead of cow hide. Unfortunate.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: Daily- until I find an authorized boot that fits.

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By Rusty, from Hesperia CA | May 28, 2014

Due to the ribbed back there is no breach in time.Felt great from the time I put the on till today.I am disabled with a tore up right ankle and these boots are great. As I can wear these boots all day with great support and not to much swelling.

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