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Bates Boots & Shoes

Bates Boots and Shoes

Bates Boots and Shoes

On the way to becoming one of the world's largest uniform footwear companies, Bates has traveled a long and formative road. Bates Boots began as a small dress footwear maker in 1885. In the early 1960s, the Bates Shoe Company changed direction to focus on making the finest military dress shoes for the United States Navy.

The overwhelming popularity of the original Bates uniform oxford quickly led to the development of many more military styles for all branches of the armed services, until Bates was exclusively making uniform boots and shoes. Meanwhile, the demand for the Bates brand crossed over into the civilian uniformed services as the company's products gained a reputation as exceptionally well suited for doing some of the most demanding and important jobs on earth.

The Bates experience spread worldwide during the 1970s and 80s, so that now Bates are outfitting elite military organizations in over 50 countries. Market-leading innovation continues to lead the way to Bates' future - while Bates boots and shoes will never waver from the dedication to craftsmanship, integrity and value that has proudly brought us to where we are today.

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