We had a chance to catch up with Bates Brigade member and Veteran’s Charity Ride participant Richard Silva after his recent surgery. Richard received a “Welcome to the Brigade” package that included a new pair of our black, Made in the USA, Freedom Boots. He took his new boots and gear out for the first time post-op and gave us his review!

Silva 1

“I was given a pair of the Men’s Bomber boots for the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis and was instantly hooked! So when I heard that Bates would be sending me the Freedom Boot to review, I couldn’t wait to try them on.”

“The Freedom is a lower cut boot, but still gives you great ankle support for long walks or standing for long periods of time. The lightweight design is so comfortable, even for us wounded Vets. The water-resistant leather and nylon also allows your feet to stay warm. There was no better way to test the durability of the boots, than at my son’s hockey game.”

Silva 2

“I stood the entire game feeling the Poron XRD® Side Impact Foam kept my feet from hurting and the arches are perfect! The boots both endured an hour long game at 42 degrees and kept me very warm.”

Silva 3

“I’m looking forward to taking my new Freedom boots on the road as soon as I’m cleared to hop on my bike again! Thank you Bates for making such great products and supporting veterans!”

Silva 4

We are so happy to provide Richard with his new boots and will continue to follow him on his journey as a Bates Brigade member. For more information on the Veterans Charity Ride and how to donate to this amazing cause, click here. To get your very own pair of Made in the USA Motorcycle boots click here.

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