For more than 125 years Bates has been synonymous with extremely durable boots with exceptional comfort. Preferred by professionals within the military, police and other uniformed professions in the U.S. including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense.
The first Bates Boots sees the light in 1885, where the clothing manufacturer Navy Uniform Oxford starts to develop hard-wearing shoes to match their uniforms. The boots are instantly a huge success among uniformed professions due to the combination of extremely durable materials, innovative technology and extraordinary comfort. The company then dedicates all their resources to develop and produce footwear to all branches of the U.S. military and civilian service under the name Bates.
The last 125 years Bates has thus brought footwear to professionals in the military, police and other uniformed professions in the U.S. Durability and comfort are still the cornerstones of Bates design today where Bates sends out 1.5 million boots each year bringing uniformed professions all over the world through fire and water.