Bates Men's High Gloss Uniform Work Shoe

4.4 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews

Price: $99.99 - $134.95 & FREE Returns on some sizes and colors. Details
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  • Leather
  • 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,526 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.4 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black
    Love the fit and weight of these shoes, but they have some serious durability issues.

    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.
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    Size: 7.5 E USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I had a pair of these for 15 years: I wore them dozens of times for various military duties or formal military balls, as well as to a variety of civilian black tie events and weddings (including my own!).

    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.
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    This is 1 of 2 NEW Bates shoe models that I bought at the same time last year, and I checked the other model 1301 first, it fell apart, then I tried this model, and the same thing happened. These were unworn, with tag. Took them out of the box, and the bottom of inside of box was black. It seemed that the bottom of soles were melted. I had never brought the box any where near the sun or heat. Then I rubbed my finger on the sole, and it rubbed off black. I pulled VERY lightly with two fingers on the sole, and a chunk broke off! And then little crumbs kept on falling off. It was like a cookie crumbling. The shoe was trash, so I wanted to see how bad this shoe was- I kept on pulling apart chunks off of the sole by pulling so lightly. I use much more force to rip apart a piece of bread. So, worst shoes I ever brought, and worst brand. 2 Bates pairs crumbled apart without even wearing once.
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    2 years ago, I had to replace my corframs due to the heal falling off. Had this pair about 3 years - chalked it up to maybe they were just getting old. Today I have to buy a new pair due to the SAME THING happening to my current pair. I only wear these shoes with my Dress uniform - and only my winter one at that.....so I wear them maybe a max of 3 times a year for a 1 day each time. The fact that the sole just falls apart is ridiculous for the cost of these shoes.
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    AVOID BATES UNIFORM SHOES!!! They will fall apart after only a couple of wearings. I can't believe this company can continue to sell garbage like this to an unsuspecting public. The heels/soles will disintegrate with no warning and very little wear time. Don't be ripped off like I was!!!
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    Would prefer to give these a negative four stars. Bought at MCSS on Fort Sam Houston eight months ago, wore them FOUR TIMES and both shoes "blew out" along the sides while I was wearing them for a promotion ceremony. Wasted my time taking them back to MCSS, only to be told "shoes sales are as is and final" by the store manager who acted as if speaking to a customer was not only an inconvenience, but an insult. In speaking with my peers, it seems these shoes routinely fall apart, and everyone I know is buying something else or reverting to the ill fitting, hard to shine issued footwear. Thanks Bates for taking my money and giving me garbage you refuse to stand behind. Caveat emptor!
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    Size: 13 3E USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I typically wear a 13W in everything including boots. AAFES could not get me this shoe so I had to try my luck with sizing online. The 3E width is perfect for my normally W foot, but the size 13 is about (3/4" - 7/8") too long. I'm returning and ordering a 12/3E.
    Quality wise...it's fine. The shoe feels light and properly forming.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I sent back another brand because the surface failed in the area my foot bent as I walked. I chose the Bates brand as they had been around a long time. I was pleased when I got the Bates shoes delivered and unpackaged. They seemed like a very well made shoe. I actually had to wait a few days before I could wear them. I put them on and the right shoe let my heel slide up and down. I thought this was odd but wore them anyway. I ended up putting in a 16 hour day and both my heels were blistered. The left shoe began to do the same as the right and it was funny to watch me walk by the end of the day. I finally had to put duct tape on my heels to get me through the remainder of the night. I got home and couldn't wait to get these shoes off. I woke up the next morning and grabbed a couple pieces of a heavier black tape similar to duct tape but namd after an ape. I put it on my heels then put my socks on and decided I was not going to go another day wearing tape on my heels just so I could wear a pair of shoes. I took the tape off and put on a pair of boots and headed off to work. My heels were pleased with this decision.

    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.
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