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DuraShocks® High Gloss Oxford

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Bates DuraShocks® High Gloss Oxford is designed to absorb shock and return energy for long days on the job. Featuring an easy to clean high gloss upper and breathable moisture wicking lining, this USA made style is the complete package.
• Easy to Clean High Gloss Upper
• Breathable Moisture Wicking Lining
• Cushioned Removable Insert for Added Comfort
• Bates DuraShocks® Shock Absorbing Comfort Technology
• 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®
SHOP BATES DURASHOCKS®

This proprietary comfort system absorbs shock and transfers energy through compression pads in the heel and forepart of the outsole. Backed by a 30-day Comfort Guarantee.


SHOP BATES DURASHOCKS®
Made in the USA

Assembled in the USA

Proudly manufactured in our U.S. facility.



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1 5
Overpriced disposable shoe The soles of my Bates "durashocks" disintegrated after two years of mild use. I am in disbelief at the responses from Bates to the other negative reviews, most of which refer to the same problem, the soles disintegrate. There is obviously an issue with the material used for the soles and it seems like customer feedback falling of deaf ears. It is a real shame because the shoes were very comfortable and the gloss finish held up great over the two years that I've worn them. BATES, your gloss finish is out lasting your soles! If the shoe is only intended to last a couple of years they should be appropriately priced and an expiration date prominently placed on the box. I will not be purchasing another pair of these shoes as I have little faith that any improvements will made to the material. Well that is the impression that I get from reading Bates' responses such as "Compounds in the rubber can breakdown with age and minimal use, but we do stand behind our products...".

Overpriced disposable shoe

Mar 07, 2017
The soles of my Bates "durashocks" disintegrated after two years of mild use. I am in disbelief at the responses from Bates to the other negative reviews, most of which refer to the same problem, the soles disintegrate. There is obviously an issue with the material used for the soles and it seems like customer feedback falling of deaf ears. It is a real shame because the shoes were very comfortable and the gloss finish held up great over the two years that I've worn them. BATES, your gloss finish is out lasting your soles! If the shoe is only intended to last a couple of years they should be appropriately priced and an expiration date prominently placed on the box. I will not be purchasing another pair of these shoes as I have little faith that any improvements will made to the material. Well that is the impression that I get from reading Bates' responses such as "Compounds in the rubber can breakdown with age and minimal use, but we do stand behind our products...".
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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1 5
Do not buy these shoes! This was my second pair of these and both literally had the soles fall apart. After the first pair fell apart, I assumed it was just a fluke and replaced them. Now the second pair did the exact same thing and started to disintegrate the soles. Contacted Bates to see what the warranty was and was told they do not cover "natural breakdown." Poor design is apparently now called natural breakdown. Will never buy Bates again.

Do not buy these shoes!

Oct 02, 2015
This was my second pair of these and both literally had the soles fall apart. After the first pair fell apart, I assumed it was just a fluke and replaced them. Now the second pair did the exact same thing and started to disintegrate the soles. Contacted Bates to see what the warranty was and was told they do not cover "natural breakdown." Poor design is apparently now called natural breakdown. Will never buy Bates again.
Bates Footwear's reply

Rubber will break down over time. It really does depend on the age and wear of the footwear. Please feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374 so we can discuss and try to help in any way that is possible. Thank you.

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1 5
Falls apart. I've gone through two pair of Durashock High Gloss Oxford shoes. The first pair I was standing at attention on a funeral detail for a fallen firefighter. When I moved the sole of the shoe was still there when I moved. Then once again I was at a fallen firefighter funeral and sure enough I was waking into the funeral home and the sole to my shoe disintegrated. I've had luck with Bates before but the Durashocks have failed me twice.

Falls apart.

Sep 18, 2015
I've gone through two pair of Durashock High Gloss Oxford shoes. The first pair I was standing at attention on a funeral detail for a fallen firefighter. When I moved the sole of the shoe was still there when I moved. Then once again I was at a fallen firefighter funeral and sure enough I was waking into the funeral home and the sole to my shoe disintegrated. I've had luck with Bates before but the Durashocks have failed me twice.
Bates Footwear's reply

This sounds like it could be hydrolysis, when the materials breakdown usually due to age. Please feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374. We would be happy to help!

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1 5
I originally bought this shoe in December 2013 & have had to replace it every 6 months. The replacements are all under warranty. I tell Bates that I wear these shoes 40 hours a week, do a lot of walking & the same results occur. It starts with the heels down to the toe. I feel that it's just the rubber sole is not made for walking too much. The pair that was just replace in December 2014 is being returned.

Jun 09, 2015
I originally bought this shoe in December 2013 & have had to replace it every 6 months. The replacements are all under warranty. I tell Bates that I wear these shoes 40 hours a week, do a lot of walking & the same results occur. It starts with the heels down to the toe. I feel that it's just the rubber sole is not made for walking too much. The pair that was just replace in December 2014 is being returned.
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our footwear and our customer service is here to help set up a return or suggest another style that may work better for you. The team is available Monday through Friday 9-5 at 866-699-7374.

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1 5
The Near Same Experience I too had my pair of Men's Dura shocks for an inspection pair. They had been worn 4 times over two years. I wore them twice this week and the soles split. I am very dissatisfied with the quality due to that they did not survive to be worn. They had been kept in the original box with each shoe wrapped in a white t-shirt to avoid them scuffing themselves. Please improve the durability of your shoes and the wear-ability.

The Near Same Experience

May 16, 2015
I too had my pair of Men's Dura shocks for an inspection pair. They had been worn 4 times over two years. I wore them twice this week and the soles split. I am very dissatisfied with the quality due to that they did not survive to be worn. They had been kept in the original box with each shoe wrapped in a white t-shirt to avoid them scuffing themselves. Please improve the durability of your shoes and the wear-ability.
Bates Footwear's reply

Our customer service is here to help with any issues at 866-699-7374. Just give the team a call to set up a warranty replacement or you can also email batesweb@wwwinc.com

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