From the ground up, Bates boots and shoes are constructed with the highest-performance materials and designed with the most innovative features to help you excel in every aspect of your mission. Here you can learn more about these components, and to find the Bates footwear models that feature any combination of them.
A breakthrough in advanced comfort technology, Bates Individual Comfort System gives you the freedom to choose the setting that's right for you. The products with this technology have a midsole containing a removable disk that can be rotated among four zones to control firmness, cushion, inward and outward stability.
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Our patented, lightweight energy-returning outsoles feature built-in compression pads in the heel and forefoot that diffuse the impact of every step reducing shock to the feet and legs. Complete with a 30 day guarantee.
Oil, stain and abrasion-resistant Wolverine Warrior® Leather is treated with Scotchgard™ protector to create an invisible, stain-resistant barrier that improves durability without changing the breathability, color or texture of the leather.
Boots with Warrior® Leather are easy to clean and engingeered to resist dirt, mud, motor oil, vehicle fluids, gasoline and other oil-based chemicals.
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Guaranteed to keep you dry. Unequaled combination of waterproofing plus exceptionally breathability.
Since the 1930s the famous yellow octagon identifying Vibram® has been synonymous with quality, performance, safety and innovative design. Vibram soles, designed for the most durable, highest performing outdoor, military work and recreational footwear, have conquered some of the world's tallest peaks and expeditions. Currently 99% of all U.S. military Vibram soles are built in North Brookfield, Massachusets.
From 3M®, the most recognized brand of clothing insulation, providing exceptional warmth and comfort with less bulk.
Similar to athletic/running shoe construction, this method is lightweight and highly flexible.
Proprietary Bates process that bonds the outsole system directly to the uppers making these boots remarkably flexible and durable.
The upper and insole are chain stitched to a leather strip (the welt) which is then stitched to the outsole.
A more flexible type of welt construction (see Goodyear Welt) Easy to resole. Bates stitch-out footwear with DuraShocks® outsoles are instantly flexible out of the box.