Now one of the largest uniform boots and shoes companies in the world, Bates®
is also one of the oldest. From its beginnings as a small dress boots and shoes
company in 1885 to a global company that manufactures and markets more than
1.5 million pair of uniform boots and shoes yearly, the Bates brand has stood
for performance excellence.
In the early 1960’s the Bates Shoe Company changed its direction from
a men’s dress shoe company and decided to focus on building the finest
military dress shoe for the United States Navy. The original uniform oxford
shoe was such a tremendous success that more military uniform styles immediately
followed such as boots and chukkas, all with superior technology and performance
This superior quality uniform boots and shoes were so enthusiastically embraced
by the military community that Bates found them in high demand in the civilian
uniform market as well. The Bates name was fast becoming synonymous with the
very best there was to offer in both military and civilian uniform boots and
Bates popularity and reputation for quality and performance is not confined
to U.S. soil alone. International demand for the Bates uniform boots and shoes
began to grow in the 70’s and 80’s and Bates is now outfitting elite
military organizations in over 50 countries.
Bates has recently added product lines that raise the bar on what its customers
expect from uniform footwear. The Bates DuraShocks® comfort technology revolutionized
the uniform footwear industry and became the new standard for comfort. The Bates
Enforcer Series Ultra-Lites™ provides lightweight, tactical boots and
shoes that meet the demands of diverse and challenging environments.
Bates® commitment to delivering the very best uniform boots and shoes
in the world is unwavering and is backed by their ISO 9001-2000 manufacturing
certification awarded by the United States Department of Defense.
Don’t Compromise…ask for Bates®.