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Bates Lites® White Leather Oxford

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This oxford features easy to polish durable leather and a 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
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SHOP DRI-LEX®

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


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5 5
Good looking and tough. Over ten years ago I bought these shoes to wear in the operating room. I have worn them every working day since. They give me excellent traction on a wet deck and are near indestructible. I am replacing them now because the leather is beginning to crack, however, they are still more than serviceable. These shoes are outstanding.

Good looking and tough.

Jan 27, 2017
Over ten years ago I bought these shoes to wear in the operating room. I have worn them every working day since. They give me excellent traction on a wet deck and are near indestructible. I am replacing them now because the leather is beginning to crack, however, they are still more than serviceable. These shoes are outstanding.
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1 5
Worst Sole Ever Add me to the list of career suckers who has paid Bates hundreds of dollars for an inferior product that routinely and almost "on que" fall apart at the least opportune moments. Being aware of the issue, I actually bought a new pair to have on hand for when my nearly new pair would "explode" since I was going to go on an extended deployment and would need white uniform shoes. Sure enough, 30 minutes into a DV ceremony, I started to see the bread crumb signal that it was time to use the new pair. By the time I need them again, I'm sure this pair will probably do the same. I've watched this occur to dozens of individuals at ceremonies, parades, official functions and during daily use. Black and Brown oxfords do the same, but I wised up and starting buying a different brand. Unfortunately, there aren't any options for the whites.

Worst Sole Ever

Jan 07, 2017
Add me to the list of career suckers who has paid Bates hundreds of dollars for an inferior product that routinely and almost "on que" fall apart at the least opportune moments. Being aware of the issue, I actually bought a new pair to have on hand for when my nearly new pair would "explode" since I was going to go on an extended deployment and would need white uniform shoes. Sure enough, 30 minutes into a DV ceremony, I started to see the bread crumb signal that it was time to use the new pair. By the time I need them again, I'm sure this pair will probably do the same. I've watched this occur to dozens of individuals at ceremonies, parades, official functions and during daily use. Black and Brown oxfords do the same, but I wised up and starting buying a different brand. Unfortunately, there aren't any options for the whites.
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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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1 5
Fell apart during a retirement ceremony Hard to say "embarrassing" since the word doesn't quite cover it. These "shoes" fell apart during a retirement ceremony for one of the most distinguished professors in the history of his field and left me leaving bread-crumb trails around the hall until I was forced to leave. This is actually the 3rd pair that have done this to me so I don't know why I was surprised. HORRENDOUS product that literally PAINS me to buy every time, because I know I'm just wasting my money.

Fell apart during a retirement ceremony

Sep 27, 2016
Hard to say "embarrassing" since the word doesn't quite cover it. These "shoes" fell apart during a retirement ceremony for one of the most distinguished professors in the history of his field and left me leaving bread-crumb trails around the hall until I was forced to leave. This is actually the 3rd pair that have done this to me so I don't know why I was surprised. HORRENDOUS product that literally PAINS me to buy every time, because I know I'm just wasting my money.
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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 at 866.699.7374 or email us at customerservice@batesfootwear.com. Thank you.

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1 5
falls apart, every pair I've ever seen I agree with everyone above who remarks about how Bates should be ashamed to be selling these. They always fall apart after a few uses -- I've had two pairs and didn't wear them very often. But like everyone else, the sole explodes apart and completely disintegrates without warning.

falls apart, every pair I've ever seen

Jun 02, 2016
I agree with everyone above who remarks about how Bates should be ashamed to be selling these. They always fall apart after a few uses -- I've had two pairs and didn't wear them very often. But like everyone else, the sole explodes apart and completely disintegrates without warning.
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Rubber soles will start to age after years of storage but our customer service team is here to assist you with a warranty return at 866-699-7374 or batesweb2@wwwinc.com

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My career's most embarrassing moment. I don't wear my Oxford Whites often. I just don't get enough invites to events requiring my whites. After a few years, my pair still looks new and in excellent condition. I finally got an invite to be a side boy in a friend's retirement ceremony onboard the USS MIDWAY last weekend. I couldn't believe how good I looked in my whites. Tourists were actually asking to have their picture taken with me in front of the static plane displays. I walked around so proud .... until my white shoes started disintegrating leaving a trail of white crumbs all over the flight deck of the MIDWAY. At first I thought who was this inconsiderate bastard who's eating bread and making a mess aboard this magnificent museum? After one of my fellow Chiefs pointed to my shoes with a smile, I realized the culprit was me and my Bates Whites, I panicked and looked for the quickest exit out of there without saying goodbye to anyone and barely made it to my car, ignoring the stare of the staff and tourists at the brow. This happened to me last year with my brown Oxfords but it was on base and only a few people saw me. I'm sure this last one was caught by few of the hundred cameras clicking around the museum that day. It was so embarrassing. I hope Bates is addressing this sole issue since your product is widely endorsed by the Military Exchanges worldwide.

My career's most embarrassing moment.

Aug 30, 2015
I don't wear my Oxford Whites often. I just don't get enough invites to events requiring my whites. After a few years, my pair still looks new and in excellent condition. I finally got an invite to be a side boy in a friend's retirement ceremony onboard the USS MIDWAY last weekend. I couldn't believe how good I looked in my whites. Tourists were actually asking to have their picture taken with me in front of the static plane displays. I walked around so proud .... until my white shoes started disintegrating leaving a trail of white crumbs all over the flight deck of the MIDWAY. At first I thought who was this inconsiderate bastard who's eating bread and making a mess aboard this magnificent museum? After one of my fellow Chiefs pointed to my shoes with a smile, I realized the culprit was me and my Bates Whites, I panicked and looked for the quickest exit out of there without saying goodbye to anyone and barely made it to my car, ignoring the stare of the staff and tourists at the brow. This happened to me last year with my brown Oxfords but it was on base and only a few people saw me. I'm sure this last one was caught by few of the hundred cameras clicking around the museum that day. It was so embarrassing. I hope Bates is addressing this sole issue since your product is widely endorsed by the Military Exchanges worldwide.
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We would be happy to help! Please give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can discuss in further detail. Thank you.

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