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About Bates

Bates Footwear provides specialized tactical boots and shoes for demanding professionals and enthusiasts. Serving military and law enforcement personnel, past, present and future.

Latest Bates customer reviews
SIMPLEY OUTSTANDING !!!
968 Leather Uniform Oxford Review:
MUST BE DURABLE WITH COMFORT, AND THEY ARE...
Best boot for USMC
50501 USMC Lightweight Durashocks® Review:
The best boots for USMC
I SERVE MY CONTRY IN OVER SEAD.... I CAME HOME
2262 5-Inch Tactical Sport Boot Review:
IAM LAW POLICE....... I WALK ALL DAY AND RUN TO SERVE AND HELP........ BAIT IS THE BEST... THANK YOU
I will buy again
2262 5-Inch Tactical Sport Boot Review:
Exactly what I needed
Dependable Comfortable Boots
40501 USMC Durashocks® Steel-Toe Hot Weather Review:
I ordered these boots after having worn a similar pair, Bates 30501 USMC Durashocks® Hot Weather for the past eight years or so. I wore the 30501s until the sole had worn unevenly, they took a real beating for about six of the eight years I had them; (running, walking, working in them nearly every day) so the lifetime on those was second to none. My old 30501s fit my size 11.5 wide foot perfectly at size 11 M (medium width) a half size down from my shoe normal size, as Bates tended to run a half size too large at the time. It seems Bates has since changed the width designations, so I ordered these 40501s in 11 R (regular width) assuming they would be the same fit. Things must have changed more significantly than I anticipated in the past eight years; the 40501s came rather large so I went down an additional half size to 10.5 R, OnlineShoes.com made the exchange rather easy, though I did have to shell out about $14 to the USPS to ship them back; but the 10.5 Rs from OlineShoes.com came quickly and fit perfectly. I recommend ordering Bates about a size smaller than you would ordinarily order and one width size smaller than you would normally order, for example if you normally wear a size 12 normal width a size 11 narrow will likely fit better. So far my experience with Bates has been a positive one. My first pair of 30501s is my favorite pair of shoes and if the sole hadn't worn unevenly due to the quirks of my stride I would continue to wear them until there was no sole remaining, which would probably take another six years. My new 40501s are not worn in completely yet and aren't as flexible but they are equally comfortable and seem to be equally durable, the steel toe is a bonus since it allows me to legally wear them on construction sites for work (I did use my 30501s on sites for two years without question, it was time to have legitimate steel toes). OnlineShoes was great, the shipping was on time and the exchange process was easy. I will shop here again.

About Bates

When you demand nothing less than the best from your footwear, depend on Bates to surpass every expectation, because every pair of Bates shoes or boots is the result of over 120 years of doing what’s right, and what’s best.



The Bates story began in 1885, when the brand set out to manufacture military dress shoes, steadily evolving over the years to provide tactical and uniform boots and shoes for all branches of the military. Bates Footwear has steadily grown into a world-renowned industry leader with a reputation for creating superior footwear solutions for men and women. 



Today, Bates Footwear outfits elite military and law enforcement organizations around the world, offering a comprehensive collection of specialized tactical Bates boots and shoes for customers who require the best in both performance and quality. With innovative technologies and design strategies behind every product, Bates takes pride in offering footwear that is durable, comfortable and ready for action.



From safety-rated non-slip outsoles and performance-ready footwear construction techniques to rugged upper materials and state-of-the-art design components, count on Bates Footwear for long-lasting quality, top-notch performance and superior comfort.