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Bates Lites® Black High Gloss Oxford

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This high gloss oxford features an easy to clean upper and a long lasting non marking Bates Lites outsole. Proudly manufactured in the USA.
• Easy to Clean High Gloss Upper
• Breathable Moisture Wicking Lining
• Cushioned Removable Insert for Added Comfort
• Long Lasting and Non Marking Bates Lites Outsole
• Proudly Manufactured in the USA
• Goodyear Welt Construction
Technology
SHOP DRI-LEX®

Delivers enhanced moisture management to
keep feet cool, dry and comfortable.


SHOP DRI-LEX®
Made in the USA

Assembled in the USA

Proudly manufactured in our U.S. facility.



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1 5
Steer clear of these shoes As many others have stated, the heals do not last. Second pair in 5 years to completely fall apart while wearing. I’ve also had coworkers have the exact issue. If you do decide to buy these shoes, check the date on the tongue tag and ensure they have not been on the shelf for years. Also keep your receipt as you will need it for the warranty claim. There are other brands out there. I suggest looking elsewhere.

Steer clear of these shoes

Sep 20, 2017
As many others have stated, the heals do not last. Second pair in 5 years to completely fall apart while wearing. I’ve also had coworkers have the exact issue. If you do decide to buy these shoes, check the date on the tongue tag and ensure they have not been on the shelf for years. Also keep your receipt as you will need it for the warranty claim. There are other brands out there. I suggest looking elsewhere.
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We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have suffered. Age and minimal use can affect the breakdown of rubber and polyurethane soles. It is a natural breakdown process called hydrolysis and something that the industry is working to address. Your footwear may fall under our warranty. Please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

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5 5
Lite & easy to wear. I purchased this pair of shoes mainly for after Six wear. These are my second pair. Very comfortable with my tux and look super. Being lite makes them easy to walk in. Good investment.

Lite & easy to wear.

Jun 19, 2017
I purchased this pair of shoes mainly for after Six wear. These are my second pair. Very comfortable with my tux and look super. Being lite makes them easy to walk in. Good investment.
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1 5
Oxford leather heal disintegrated Second pair that fell apart - reenlisting my nephew at Eagle stadium and the heals came apart. Very embarrassing and distressing when you are stuck in substandard shoes. Did not complain about the last pair that fell apart at a Seabee ball. Totally unsat!!!!!

Oxford leather heal disintegrated

May 20, 2017
Second pair that fell apart - reenlisting my nephew at Eagle stadium and the heals came apart. Very embarrassing and distressing when you are stuck in substandard shoes. Did not complain about the last pair that fell apart at a Seabee ball. Totally unsat!!!!!
Bates Footwear's reply

We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have suffered. Age and minimal use can affect the breakdown of rubber and polyurethane soles. It is a natural breakdown process called hydrolysis and something that the industry is working to address. Your footwear may fall under our warranty. Please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

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1 5
Sole Disintegration This was at least my second pair and have had this same issue with a previous pair, when I made Chief in 2007 and I retired in 2009. I can say that I can count on one hand the amount of times I wore these shoes and once for my daughter's wedding in 2010. I have kept them clean and in their box since. I needed to wear them last week for a function, within a couple of hours the heels were coming apart. I had to use tape to try and keep it together to get through the day but by late afternoon, they disinterested. I was leaving a trail of rubber and had to leave my event early because I could no longer walk safely! My recommendations are: If you are going to continue to manufacture this product in the same manner, then they should have a shelf life of 6 months from the date of manufacture to start with. How long does your product stay on the shelf before purchase because obviously that is a factor. The military should take a long look and review of your products since this "Hydrolysis" seems to be a very common issue, and the cost. Service Members only get a small amount annually for uniform upkeep and replacement, your prices and minimal warranty would take a good portion of that.

Sole Disintegration

May 20, 2017
This was at least my second pair and have had this same issue with a previous pair, when I made Chief in 2007 and I retired in 2009. I can say that I can count on one hand the amount of times I wore these shoes and once for my daughter's wedding in 2010. I have kept them clean and in their box since. I needed to wear them last week for a function, within a couple of hours the heels were coming apart. I had to use tape to try and keep it together to get through the day but by late afternoon, they disinterested. I was leaving a trail of rubber and had to leave my event early because I could no longer walk safely! My recommendations are: If you are going to continue to manufacture this product in the same manner, then they should have a shelf life of 6 months from the date of manufacture to start with. How long does your product stay on the shelf before purchase because obviously that is a factor. The military should take a long look and review of your products since this "Hydrolysis" seems to be a very common issue, and the cost. Service Members only get a small amount annually for uniform upkeep and replacement, your prices and minimal warranty would take a good portion of that.
Bates Footwear's reply

We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have suffered. Age and minimal use can affect the breakdown of rubber and polyurethane soles. It is a natural breakdown process called hydrolysis and something that the industry is working to address. Your footwear may fall under our warranty. Please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

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1 5
Piece of Junk Bates should be ashamed of themselves for making this crap. I wore this pair of shoes only a hand full of times and the damn soles disintegrated on me while visiting the Pentagon. First the right and then the left on the same day. Made-in-USA? You think you can do better? Don't buy this garbage.

Piece of Junk

Nov 25, 2016
Bates should be ashamed of themselves for making this crap. I wore this pair of shoes only a hand full of times and the damn soles disintegrated on me while visiting the Pentagon. First the right and then the left on the same day. Made-in-USA? You think you can do better? Don't buy this garbage.
Bates Footwear's reply

We do apologize. Age and minimal use can affect the breakdown of rubber and polyurethane soles, but we stand behind our footwear and our team would be happy to help. Please give us a call at 866-699-7374. Thank you.

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