Bates duty boots are great for hiking or running over all manner of terrain. Bates duty boots are also ideal when physical confrontations are likely. Bates duty boots offer the best ankle support and incredible comfort for all your high-stress missions.
Bates oxfords are typically used for walking and they are perfect if your job requires prolonged amounts of time sitting. If you do not require excessive ankle support, Bates Oxfords are very comfortable and perfect for most situations.
The Bates Story. Founded in 1885 as a small dress footwear business, Bates has grown and flourished to become a leading footwear manufacturer for uniformed personnel today. In the 1960s, Bates fostering a sense of duty and to offer a more advanced footwear product for those who served, strategically focused on developing a dress shoe for the United States Navy. This focus led to the Navy Uniform Oxford and propelled Bates to develop styles for all branches of the United States Military. Leveraging the success with the dress footwear, Bates soon began developing high-performance military footwear, including boots, to meet the demands of uniformed personnel.
Today, Bates is one of the largest suppliers of footwear to the United States federal government, the Department of Defense, and public service and public safety professionals throughout the United States. Bates also outfits elite military organizations in more than sixty other countries. As a division of Wolverine World Wide, Bates benefits from robust R&D, purchasing and manufacturing capabilities, which helps Bates continue to lead the industry. This also affords Bates to have access to the finest quality materials including Gore-Tex and Vibram, which not only serve as industry separators, but provide superior comfort and performance.