From the ground up, Bates boots and shoes are constructed with the highest-performance materials and designed with the most innovative features to help you excel in every aspect of your mission. Here you can learn more about these components, and to find the Bates footwear models that feature any combination of them.
A breakthrough in advanced comfort technology, Bates Individual Comfort System gives you the freedom to choose the setting that's right for you. The products with this technology have a midsole containing a removable disk that can be rotated among four zones to control firmness, cushion, inward and outward stability.
Our patented, lightweight energy-returning outsoles feature built-in compression pads in the heel and forefoot that diffuse the impact of every step reducing shock to the feet and legs. Complete with a 30 day guarantee.
Features Scotchgard® protector that is incorporated into the tanning process to create an invisible, stain-resistant barrier to improve the upper's durability without changing the breathability, color or texture of the leather.
Guaranteed to keep you dry. Unequaled combination of waterproofing plus exceptionally breathability.
For more than 70 years the famous yellow octagon identifying Vibram has been synonymous with quality, performance, safety, innovation and design. Vibram soles, created with a desire to increase safety and protection levels, are the result of a constant commitment to research and development. Vibram soles are produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, offer maximum comfort and provide quality over time.
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Similar to athletic/running shoe construction, this method is lightweight and highly flexible.
The upper and insole are chain stitched to a leather strip (the welt) which is then stitched to the outsole.
A more flexible type of welt construction (see Goodyear Welt) Easy to resole. Bates stitch-out footwear with DuraShocks® outsoles are instantly flexible out of the box.