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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
Would buy again
2066 ZR-6 Inch Review:
law enforcement
Best purchase of 2016
2488 GX-8 Insulated Gore-Tex® Side Zip Boot Review:
Great pair of boots. Best purchase of 2016. Comfortable, warm.
Nice looking shoe
78 Lites® Padded-Collar Chukka Review:
The shoe is comfortable as long as it is not worn for too long. Side of foot rubs and then feels tight.
Bates USMC Lightweight Durashocks
50501 USMC Lightweight Durashocks® Review:
These boots were a gift for my grandson who is a project engineer and on worksite daily so he wanted these boots because they are so comfortable and lighweight for the type of boots. He was excited to get them.
Love, love, love
752 Leather Durashocks® Oxford Review:
These shoes show off my hand knitted socks perfectly!

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.