Now one of the largest uniform footwear companies in the world, Bates® is also one of the oldest. From its beginnings as a small dress footwear 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.
Bates popularity and reputation for quality and performance is not confined to U.S. soil alone. International demand for the product 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 footwear that meets the demands of diverse and challenging environments.