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Bates Men's High Gloss Uniform Work Shoe
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- Made in US
- Manmade sole
- Premium leather upper
- Breathable Dri-Lex lining
- Cushioned removable insert
- Long wear Vibram rubber outsole
- Goodyear welt contruction, replaceable
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JUST LIKE YOU.......IT PERFORMS UNDER PRESSURE. Bates Boots are serious Uniform/Tactical Boots.Bates Boots is committed to providing quality, comfort and performance. Bates Boots keeps your feet warm and dry through all your excursions.Black High Gloss Synthetic Cambrelle Lining Removable Full Cushioned Dual-Density Footbed Goodyear Welt Construction Oil Resistant Hypalon™ Outsole Made or Assembled in USA 941 Bates Men's High Gloss Duty Uniform Oxfords - Black
Founded in 1885 as a dress shoe manufacturer, today Bates Footwear is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of uniform footwear for all branches of the military and civilian police forces. In 2003, the company joined the billion-dollar footwear giant, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear. The company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates, Chaco, Cushe, Hush Puppies, HYTEST, Merrell, Sebago and Wolverine. The company is also the exclusive footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat Footwear, Harley-Davidson Footwear, and Patagonia Footwear. The company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 190 countries or territories.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: USA
- ASIN: B00814TW9C
- Item model number: HIGH GLOSS OXFORD-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 15, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was walking through the parking lot in uniform to go to a function and it felt like something was stuck to my heel. Upon inspection there was my heel, just barely hanging on. The whole thing just broke off in one chunk.
Later on in the evening the same thing happened with the other one. Just broke right off.
This wasn't from too much wear. I bought these shoes maybe 5 years ago and have only had to wear them maybe 20 times which included wearing them during NCO Academy school for the Air Force.
They're really comfortable and light, but none of that matters when they just fall right apart.
::EDIT 14 October 2014::
After contacting Bates' customer service department regarding my disintegrating shoes, they replied back to me within about 24 hours or so stating that they used to have issues with some of the sole material they used to use. Basically the soles would dry rot.
After giving them some information about the shoes and when and where I purchased them I received an email today stating that they'll be sending me a brand new pair to replace the ones that fell apart on me.....5 years after I bought them.
That's great customer service to me, and nice to see a company stand behind their product. I'll be editing my star rating once I receive the new ones and get a chance to examine them thoroughly. But as of right now, outstanding customer service on the part of Bates.
A couple of weeks ago they finally gave up the ghost and the uppers split from the sole (I have wide feet) and so I ordered the exact same style and size that I bought when I was an E-2 fresh out of AIT.
They got to my house the day before the black tie event I was attending, and the next day I threw them on with my tux and walked around Chicago's McCormick Place convention center for 4 hours and the shoes felt and looked great - fit perfectly and no break-in needed.
If you are looking for a comfortable, high quality, long lasting dress shoe for military or civilian use, look no further.
Quality wise...it's fine. The shoe feels light and properly forming.
Normally, I buy shoes and have no problem with anything that is an 11 D. My feet just fit in most shoes. They didn't in these and were simply far too uncomfortable to wear. I think a breaking in period may have changed the fit but just didn't think I could do it.
I will abandon these type of shoes unless I can go to a retail store and try them on. Done taking chances. (Until a bargain comes along I can't pass up...)
I can't say I don't like the shoes as they were well made and looked great. They are heavier than some but I believe that will allow them to just last longer. I would recommend trying them on somewhere to find out exactly what size you need. Amazon is great about returning things but it's just a hastle not having something you want.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Same as issue but Bates products are well made. Highly recommendedPublished 21 days ago by Jacob Stark
High quality made shoe. Fits a little loose but I wanted to put an arch insole which takes up a little space.Published 1 month ago by Ken P.
I have been in the military for over 21 years, I by bates on a regular interval. I have never had one of the shoes gloss wear off within 5 months as a matter of fact It has never... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ulysses Taormina
Awesome shoe for uniformed dress occasions. Compared mine to some others on my partners and found that they were shinier and didn't look plasticky or cheap. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J W