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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

Unauthorized
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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Best boots I have ever owned
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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Awesome
By ME, from MI | May 01, 2014

Well made high quality and great price.Comfortable, supportive, great stabilityMy husbands second pair, he has not been this happy with a pair of boots in years

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: All day to work,on my feet. Riding my Harley

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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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