Posted On Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Bates Footwear is headed to Washington D.C. for National Police Week and we'll be at the FOP lodge May 13-15. Visit us and check out the latest boots for men and women in public safety and enter to win a free pair!
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting the local daily events at 1880 2nd Street SW Washington DC (just a few blocks from the Washington Nationals Stadium at the corners of 1st and 2nd Streets SW and S and T Streets SW.) Hours will be 11:00 a.m. to midnight. There will be bar and food service open along with music and entertainment.
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Posted On Sunday, May 05, 2013
Bates Footwear will be exhibiting at the American Jail Association Training and Conference May 5-7 from 10AM to 2PM.
Bates carries a wide variety of boots and shoes for men and women in correctional services. Stop by booth 714 and be the first to see new product and offers.
AJA link and location
Looking for things to do in Grand Rapids? Swing into our Wolverine Company Store and print off the below offer for your free care kit with Bates boot purchase. While you're there, see all the amazing brands our parent company Wolverine Worldwide has to offer.
Posted On Saturday, May 04, 2013
Bates was among sponsors at the Boot’n & Shoot’n 2013, featuring 65 shooting teams, each with a military veteran VIP. This event was also the kickoff for OPERATION HOME GIVEAWAY, where Joey Jones, a double amputee, was the first veteran honored in the new mission to turn heroes into homeowners.
Watch the video now featuring a performance from country artist, Sammy Kershaw!
Posted On Thursday, May 02, 2013
On Friday May 3, Congressman Dave Camp visited to thank our factory team in Big Rapids, MI for all their hard work and dedication in making boots and shoes for our warfighters and first responders. He was briefed on the manufacturing of the Army's Temperate Weather Mountain Combat Boot which will begin early Summer 2013. Also on the agenda was the other footwear programs from Wolverine Worldwide's portfolio of brands that are planned for production in Big Rapids.
The Congressman was presented a personalized pair of the Temperate Weather Mountain Combat Boots with his name embossed on the tongue (featured below).
Featured Above: Congressman Dave Camp (Left) with Big Rapids team members and our CEO Blake Krueger (Right).
Posted On Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This Black Friday, shop online and receive a free pair of socks with any $50 purchase! Offer valid at batesfootwear.com 11/23-11/26 only.
Don't forget those on your list! Receive free shipping on any purchase through December 19, 2012.
Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Step up while stepping out on Thursday, November 8th at Flanagan’s Irish Pub to benefit Fashion Has Heart!
What’s the deal?
Come to the event anytime between 5:30pm & 9:30pm on November 8th at Flanagans Irish Pub, Grand Rapids. The featured charity will be at the door to answer any questions & provide you with information on their organization. The cover is $10.00 & 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity! In exchange for your donation, you will receive a drink ticket to redeem for a complimentary drink any time during the event. Also, complimentary appetizers will be served from 5:30pm-6:30pm. After the event, we post the total raised via Facebook, Twitter, & our website, so be sure to stay connected with us! [Fashion Has Heart] is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to utilize the powerful mediums of art, design, & fashion to support & benefit the wounded heroes who have sacrificed for the American freedoms to express oneself & create. Sign up on Facebook!
November Guest Hosts:.
Tina DeRusha, Liesl Geneva, Nicole Snx Hughet, Sam Parker, Jennifer Reeves, Carrie Smith, Reagan Van Antwerp, Gina VanGessel
Guest hosts are members of the community who support the Social Charity Club & the cause of the month.
November Guest Photographers:
Ted Bingham & Robert Bowden
Your Social Charity Club committee:
Ashley Alexis Amaya, Marjorie Behm, Whitney Budden, Jordan Carson, Mark Curtis, Lauren LaTarte, & Chelsea Slocum
So why don’t you, step up while stepping out? Whether you are going out for a happy hour with co-workers, catching up with friends, networking, or interested in meeting new people, our events always provide participants with lots of laughs & the satisfaction that they are actively supporting the non-profit community at the same time.
To receive event updates, view photos from past events, & learn about our organization please be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram or check out our website: www.socialcharityclub.org
Posted On Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Stay Warm and Dry in Bates! Now - October 31st, Batesfootwear.com is offering free shipping on all waterproof boots online! Bates waterproof boots with GORE-TEX are guaranteed to keep you dry. Featuring an unequaled combination of waterproofing plus exceptionally breathability.
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Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2012
[Fashion Has Heart], in collaboration with Bates Footwear, has been voted among 5 others for “Most Outstanding Venue” for 2012’s ArtPrize. The Most Outstanding Venue award was selected by Tom Eccles, executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Eccles was the Director of the Public Art Fund in NYC from 1996-2005 where he curated more than 100 exhibitions and projects. Support Bates and [FHH] by texting vote code 53234 to 808080!
[Fashion Has Heart] is a local charity that supports wounded veterans through design by five wonderful Military Heroes. Each Hero’s collaborative boot design is featured at ArtPrize alongside other apparel and accessory items. Bates is very proud to have supported this project and to be part of ArtPrize!
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Posted On Monday, September 10, 2012
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Julie McCauley, 616/863-3998
Bates Awarded $6 Million U.S. Army Contract for Mountain Combat Boots
ROCKFORD, MI (September, 2012) – Bates® Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, announced today that it will manufacture Temperate Weather Mountain Combat Boots for the U.S. Army under a new U.S. Government contract issued by Natick Contracting Division.
Bates will produce 64,000 pairs of the newly designed Mountain Combat boot within the next six months at their U.S.-based facility in Big Rapids, Michigan. This product meets all Berry Amendment requirements.
U.S. Congressman Dave Camp noted, “Bates produces some of the world’s most technologically advanced footwear for U.S. troops. Every time I visit the Big Rapids plant I leave more and more impressed by the dedication, commitment and tireless work ethic of the employees at Bates. This is great news for the Big Rapids community and fourth district of Michigan.”
This contract award, combined with the brand’s other recent contract awards for Army Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boots, brings the cumulative value of the Mountain Combat Boot contracts to just over $15 million in 2012. “We are very proud of our recent Army Mountain Combat Boot contract awards,” said Mike Stornant, Vice President and General Manager of Bates Footwear. “This is a relatively new product for the Army, and we are pleased they have chosen Bates based on our quality performance and ability to respond to the short-term delivery schedules required under these contracts. We remain committed to the U.S. Army and Department of Defense as we provide U.S. troops with the highest quality footwear that supports and protects them in their warfighting efforts.”
Bates is one of the leading suppliers of uniform footwear to all branches of the U.S. Military and has been building a reputation for uncompromising performance in uniform footwear for more than 125 years. Engineered advancements such as Bates Individual Comfort System and Bates DuraShocks® technology combine to set the brand apart and cement its status as the gold standard in uniform footwear.
For more information and to view the product lines please visit www.batesfootwear.com. With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company's portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Merrell®, Hush Puppies®, Wolverine®, Sebago®, Cushe®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of popular brands including CAT®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in more than 190 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com