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Bates Lites® Brown Leather Oxford

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This style features easy to polish durable leather and long lasting non marking Bates Lites outsole. Proudly manufactured in the USA.
• Easy to Polish Durable Leather Upper
• Breathable Moisture Wicking Lining
• Cushioned Removable Insert for Added Comfort
• Long Lasting and Non Marking Bates Lites Outsole
• Proudly Manufactured in the USA
Technology
SHOP DRI-LEX®

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


SHOP DRI-LEX®
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Proudly manufactured in our U.S. facility.



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1 5
Full-blown Bates Blowout! As always, my Bates failed me like no other shoe could and always at the worst time. This was my third Bates blowout. I suffered by first at a memorial service for a friend leaving a trail of heel debris to litter the aisle of the chapel as awkwardly hobbled around on my crumbling soles. These were a set of black dress shoes that were about 10 years old that I wore a few times a year. My next one came with an old but reliable pair of brown oxfords that were 15 years old. They couldn't stand up to everyday wear and the sides blew out at the stitching to the sole. This pair replaced those and blew out at an awards ceremony. As a walked around the squadron to go back to my office put my flight boots back on, I left a trail of debris down the corridor that left everyone know to expect the same from their Bates. These shoes were 7 years old and I wore them daily few a year or so before heading out to the desert and then back to flying duty where I only wore them occasionally for the last 6 years. While generally comfortable, the soles are garbage and rot to pieces over the long term making them worthless to have in your closet as a uniform item for occasional wear.

Full-blown Bates Blowout!

Jun 06, 2017
As always, my Bates failed me like no other shoe could and always at the worst time. This was my third Bates blowout. I suffered by first at a memorial service for a friend leaving a trail of heel debris to litter the aisle of the chapel as awkwardly hobbled around on my crumbling soles. These were a set of black dress shoes that were about 10 years old that I wore a few times a year. My next one came with an old but reliable pair of brown oxfords that were 15 years old. They couldn't stand up to everyday wear and the sides blew out at the stitching to the sole. This pair replaced those and blew out at an awards ceremony. As a walked around the squadron to go back to my office put my flight boots back on, I left a trail of debris down the corridor that left everyone know to expect the same from their Bates. These shoes were 7 years old and I wore them daily few a year or so before heading out to the desert and then back to flying duty where I only wore them occasionally for the last 6 years. While generally comfortable, the soles are garbage and rot to pieces over the long term making them worthless to have in your closet as a uniform item for occasional wear.
Bates Footwear's reply

We understand your frustration, however, footwear is made to be worn and when rubber, and polyurethane, is stored for a lengthy period of time, it will break down. It is a natural 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. We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have suffered.

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5 5
A bit snug, but very classy shoe Overall my husband is very pleased with this shoe. I purchased the same size he wears in all black for work, but these seem a bit small. I'm sure once he breaks them in they'll fit better. I was so excited to find this style in brown from Bates, which made the perfect Christmas gift! Very pleased with the purchase, price / discounts, and the Bates customer service team!

A bit snug, but very classy shoe

Jan 04, 2017
Overall my husband is very pleased with this shoe. I purchased the same size he wears in all black for work, but these seem a bit small. I'm sure once he breaks them in they'll fit better. I was so excited to find this style in brown from Bates, which made the perfect Christmas gift! Very pleased with the purchase, price / discounts, and the Bates customer service team!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your outstanding feedback on this dress oxford style!

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5 5
Just what I needed I needed a pair of brown shoes and all I could find locally were too casual. I had recently purchased a pair of Bates Lites black oxfords and waited for the brown Bates Lites to be available. I am glad I did! They are as comfortable as the black Lites and fit my needs exactly.

Just what I needed

Aug 03, 2016
I needed a pair of brown shoes and all I could find locally were too casual. I had recently purchased a pair of Bates Lites black oxfords and waited for the brown Bates Lites to be available. I am glad I did! They are as comfortable as the black Lites and fit my needs exactly.
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1 5
Horrible sole longevity 2 of my 3 pair of Bates have had the soles fall apart just like the rest of the reviews. I called customer service and their answer was they only stand behind their product for a year but could have a 20% discount. They have also done nothing to rectify the issue and blame it on the age of the shoe. I would expect a $164 pair of shoes to last a lifetime. Poor quality of shoe and a company that doesn't stand behind their product! Don't recommend!!!!

Horrible sole longevity

Jul 18, 2016
2 of my 3 pair of Bates have had the soles fall apart just like the rest of the reviews. I called customer service and their answer was they only stand behind their product for a year but could have a 20% discount. They have also done nothing to rectify the issue and blame it on the age of the shoe. I would expect a $164 pair of shoes to last a lifetime. Poor quality of shoe and a company that doesn't stand behind their product! Don't recommend!!!!
Bates Footwear's reply

Compounds in the rubber can breakdown with age and minimal use, but we do stand behind our products and would be happy to do all we can to help. Please call the team again at 866.699.7374 or email us at customerservice@batesfootwear.com. Thank you.

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1 5
The heel wears terribly I've worn the Bates lite oxford brown shoes for 2 years. I have 2 pair and alternate between them each daily. The heels on both pair have severely deteriorated. Though they are a comfortable light weight shoe, I'm very disappointed in their wear as a military uniform item.

The heel wears terribly

Apr 10, 2016
I've worn the Bates lite oxford brown shoes for 2 years. I have 2 pair and alternate between them each daily. The heels on both pair have severely deteriorated. Though they are a comfortable light weight shoe, I'm very disappointed in their wear as a military uniform item.
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Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374. We would be happy to assist.

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