Bates Footwear

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Bates was founded in 1885 and has flourished due to their advancements in footwear technologies and their unwavering commitment to workers who depend on their products. It was founded as a small dress footwear business and has become a leading footwear manufacturer for uniformed personnel today.

Bates boots and shoes are designed to support and protect those in the military, police, postal, and other uniformed departments. Their work footwear features dirt, oil, and water-resistant leathers, breathable mesh lining, and slip-resistant outsoles for long-lasting wear, incredible comfort, and reliable traction on various terrains. Bates steel toe and composite toe boots are ASTM F2413-11 rated and provide excellent long-term protection. They design their work boots to be versatile to keep you protected in different work environments.

Today, Bates proudly serves as one of the largest suppliers of footwear to the U.S. federal government, the Department of Defense, and public service departments throughout the United States. Their future, like their past, continues to be inspired by market-leading innovations that reinforce our dedication to craftsmanship, integrity, and value.

Bates is always driven by a desire to excel and be their best, like the countless men and women they proudly serve.

Bates Footwear: Selected For You

Bates Footwear

5" Tactical Sport

$74.99MSRP: $109.95

Bates Footwear

5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

$121.99MSRP: $134.95

Bates Footwear

8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

$121.99MSRP: $139.95

Bates Footwear

8" Tactical Sport Side Zip

$79.99MSRP: $119.95

Bates Footwear

Rush Mid

$99.95MSRP: $109.95

Bates Footwear

5" Tactical Sport Side Zip

$104.95MSRP: $114.95

Bates Footwear

Rush Mid

$99.95MSRP: $109.95

Bates Footwear

GX-8 Composite Toe Waterproof

$159.95MSRP: $169.95

Bates Footwear

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe

$149.95MSRP: $159.95

Bates Footwear

Rush Low

$65.99MSRP: $109.95

Bates Footwear

Ultra-Lites

$74.49MSRP: $119.95

Bates Footwear

Rush Low

$99.95MSRP: $109.95

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Latest Bates Footwear Reviews

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

I hurt my feet when I wore them

from Lincoln Park Michigan on September 19, 2021

8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

They are a fine boot not the best in the world but not to bad just a run of the mill boot

from Bakersfield on September 14, 2021

8" Tactical Sport Side Zip

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

I ordered 11 and a half and received a size 7, a rather big size gap but hoping for a speedy return from Zappos

on September 11, 2021

5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I like the look and style. They're also surprisingly comfortable for a pair of boots.

on September 10, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The size runs small. Had to send them back.

on September 06, 2021

Rush Shield Mid Vent

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I love the shoes fits good.

from san antonio on September 04, 2021

Rush Mid

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

I never received my package. I received a email that they were delivered but never got them

from Gywnn Oak on September 01, 2021

Maneuver Waterproof Side Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Need to return and adjust the size

on September 01, 2021

Rush Shield Mid Vent

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

They are a tight fit when you first try them in but feels comfy inside.

from san antonio on August 31, 2021

Rush Mid

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Pretty good shoes

from Louisville ky on August 28, 2021

5" Tactical Sport

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Excellent boot. Very good to work in. I am on my feet for approximately 8 to 10 hours a day.

on August 25, 2021

Rush Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Ordered half number bigger than what I usually fit (I use 10, and I order 10.5) and when I try it, It feeling very tight, so I had to return it and order size 11 shoes are nice and very light width is very comfortable, arch is good and customer service is really nice.

from Clermont on August 25, 2021

5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I have one dates shoes in the past while on duty and I own two other pairs of bait shoes and they have always felt comfortable good fit and have always had high quality and materials style and in the manufacturing so needless to say that will be no complaints from me on my new Bates composite work boots

on August 20, 2021

Rush Mid

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Ordene mi talla 9 pero me quedan pequeños. No sin fiel a la talla

on August 19, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fit and size are spot on shoes are light as air very airy and comfortable.

from Philadelphia on August 18, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes are great to wear with and without socks, because they are super breathable. I find them great as a summer work shoe.

on August 16, 2021

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8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are a very solid boot. It feels like I'm wearing sneakers most of the time. Light weight, durable, and easy to take on and off.

on August 13, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fit could be a tad bit wider, feel like walking on a cloud very comfortable shoe.

from Philadelphia on August 12, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

Fell apart after a week not good for the price

from 68048 on August 12, 2021

5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I boot fund larger than size, not true to size. Even with my custom orthotics in and your insole support I could put a finger+ in the heel of the boot. I wore they for the last to nights at work. I stand and walk for 10hrs a night. The size is too large. Ike toe box is big, the under sole support inner and outer feels good. The leather is nice. I’m thinking I should have gotten a size 11 because of how large this boot runs. Sincerely, Jun Boyd

from Alsip, IL on July 31, 2021

5" Tactical Sport Side Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Perfect work boots. Comfortable and good arch support!

from Philadelphia on July 30, 2021

Rush Shield

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Figured maybe after a couple days the shoe would become less stiff. I honestly could not give it enough days, my feet killed. Absolutely zero arch support, and soles were stiff. I do think its awesome for water and slip resistant, but the show feels a bit narrow and just very stiff

from Naples Florida on July 28, 2021

Velocitor Waterproof Zip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great fit and very comfortable, easy on and off, love the side zip

on July 28, 2021

Rush Low

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Fit good. I got them few months ago. Have holes , bottoms already have no grip. Maybe they are mean't for office work.

from West Covina on July 26, 2021

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