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Bates Lites® Black High Gloss Oxford

$134.95 USD $134.95 InStock


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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
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BATES Oxford Lites Heels Fall Apart!!!!

I have owned the Bates Oxford Lites for less than 3 years. Throughout this time I have wore them only two times prior to the heels falling apart on me on September 17, 2016. I noticed that all these black particles were on the floor and it felt like I was stepping on something. When I looked down to see what the issue was, I noticed that my heels were expanding out the sides. I took them off to discover that the heels had came apart from the shoe and were disintegrating. Needless to say I had to wear these shoes to the military occasion and hoped that nobody would notice the soles of my shoes falling apart. These were the only pair that I own and had no choice than to wear them that day. It looked like they were dry rotted and had been sitting in the sun for years, which is very untrue. I stored them in a box in my closet on a top shelf out of the way of my daily shoes and boots. I would expect dress shoes to be built to last and perform when needed on special occasions. After I had mentioned this to a few people after the event, I came to find out that at least 5 other people had the same issues that night as well with similar length of wear of the shoes. After further research I have seen numerous personnel have had this same issue. I am frustrated and disappointed in this product and would hope all these complaints would assist in Bates creating a better product.
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