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22% of reviewers recommend this product

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As wonderful as I was hoping for ! - by , Nov 17, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
As a flight attendant & my need for smart comfortable shoes, these win. I have had 5 separate surgeries on my feet & the right shoe is everything. I especially like how these shoes aren’t too heavy. The passengers constantly tell me how cute they are, and that a current young lady singing star wears shoes like these. The word cute really hasn’t ever been associated with my size 11 foot, but these shoes do bring it often, ha ! I couldn’t be more satisfied, great shoes.

As wonderful as I was hoping for !

Nov 17, 2018
As a flight attendant & my need for smart comfortable shoes, these win. I have had 5 separate surgeries on my feet & the right shoe is everything. I especially like how these shoes aren’t too heavy. The passengers constantly tell me how cute they are, and that a current young lady singing star wears shoes like these. The word cute really hasn’t ever been associated with my size 11 foot, but these shoes do bring it often, ha ! I couldn’t be more satisfied, great shoes.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the awesome feedback!

Runs narrow. - by , Mar 06, 2018
3/ 5 Stars
Ordered a 7 medium. That was squeezing the side of my toes. Returned them and re-ordered a 7 Wide. Have not received them yet. I hope they work, because I love the look of the shoe. I’ve owned Bates shoes before and loved them.

Runs narrow.

Mar 06, 2018
Ordered a 7 medium. That was squeezing the side of my toes. Returned them and re-ordered a 7 Wide. Have not received them yet. I hope they work, because I love the look of the shoe. I’ve owned Bates shoes before and loved them.
Runs narrow - by , Mar 26, 2016
2/ 5 Stars
I'm a female police officer and ordered these shoes thinking the price would equate to a comfortable quality shoe. I naturally have narrow feet, however I purchased these shoes in a 7.5 M and they are still too narrow. The pressure was so narrow and tight on my toes that it caused the nails on each of my big toes to crack. I didn't know what was causing the issue until my doctor suggested it was the shoes not providing enough space for my toes to move around and sure enough when I stopped wearing them, the problem corrected itself. The quality of the shoes seem fine but they are not very comfortable toward the front end of the shoe. Back to the drawing board.

Runs narrow

Mar 26, 2016
I'm a female police officer and ordered these shoes thinking the price would equate to a comfortable quality shoe. I naturally have narrow feet, however I purchased these shoes in a 7.5 M and they are still too narrow. The pressure was so narrow and tight on my toes that it caused the nails on each of my big toes to crack. I didn't know what was causing the issue until my doctor suggested it was the shoes not providing enough space for my toes to move around and sure enough when I stopped wearing them, the problem corrected itself. The quality of the shoes seem fine but they are not very comfortable toward the front end of the shoe. Back to the drawing board.
Bates Footwear's reply

If we can be of any assistance please feel free to give the team a call at 866.699.7374. We'd be happy to help. Thank you.

Sizing issues, way smaller than expected! - by , Jan 21, 2016
4/ 5 Stars
The Bates size chart shows the women's 12 to be equivalent to 44 euro. An 11 men's is also supposedly a 44. The women's 12 is way smaller, even in wide. Right shoe seemed a tad larger than the left, might have been able to stretch a bit with some wear, but the left was a complete no go. The cut of the women's version, only four eyelets fits better than the five eyelet men's version. Disappointing that larger sizes/widths are not available, I would guess that a 13w or ww women's would be perfect.

Sizing issues, way smaller than expected!

Jan 21, 2016
The Bates size chart shows the women's 12 to be equivalent to 44 euro. An 11 men's is also supposedly a 44. The women's 12 is way smaller, even in wide. Right shoe seemed a tad larger than the left, might have been able to stretch a bit with some wear, but the left was a complete no go. The cut of the women's version, only four eyelets fits better than the five eyelet men's version. Disappointing that larger sizes/widths are not available, I would guess that a 13w or ww women's would be perfect.
Bates Footwear's reply

If we can assist in any way please do not hesitate to give us a shout at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

Great fit! - by , Aug 28, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my new shoes fit comfortably. A few years ago, I had to stop wearing my oxford uniform shoes because of foot pain. After recovering and getting some custom made inserts for support, my old shoes were too tight. I received permission to wear alternative shoes as long as they were black but I really wanted to be able to go back to what I was supposed to wear. The Extra Wide shoes that I received from you are perfect. Thanks

Great fit!

Aug 28, 2015
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my new shoes fit comfortably. A few years ago, I had to stop wearing my oxford uniform shoes because of foot pain. After recovering and getting some custom made inserts for support, my old shoes were too tight. I received permission to wear alternative shoes as long as they were black but I really wanted to be able to go back to what I was supposed to wear. The Extra Wide shoes that I received from you are perfect. Thanks
Bates Footwear's reply

We're thrilled to hear that the comfort and fit of our High Gloss DuraShocks® Oxfords have brought you to Bates.

Poor Sole construction - by , Jun 23, 2015
2/ 5 Stars
The leather soles on bates have always been reliable for me. I would change them out at the cobbler when needed. I picked up the Durashocks on the 00742 model since they looked really comfortable. The soles began to crack one day and less then 2 hours later had fallen apart. I am going back to my leather soles

Poor Sole construction

Jun 23, 2015
The leather soles on bates have always been reliable for me. I would change them out at the cobbler when needed. I picked up the Durashocks on the 00742 model since they looked really comfortable. The soles began to crack one day and less then 2 hours later had fallen apart. I am going back to my leather soles
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our products and with our consumers. Please contact our consumer relations department at 866.699.7374 and we will be happy to help.

Beautiful Shoe - by , Nov 06, 2014
5/ 5 Stars
I was in the Army Bands Program for six years and had to spend a great deal of time polishing shoes for high standards of appearance. Out of service many years later, I play many community band concerts and still wanted to look good. I purchased these shoes and am immensely happy with them. They look very sharp, they are made very well, they're comfortable, and I found the size accurate. I wore them to a concert and got many compliments. These shoes are worth the price! I highly recommend them!

Beautiful Shoe

Nov 06, 2014
I was in the Army Bands Program for six years and had to spend a great deal of time polishing shoes for high standards of appearance. Out of service many years later, I play many community band concerts and still wanted to look good. I purchased these shoes and am immensely happy with them. They look very sharp, they are made very well, they're comfortable, and I found the size accurate. I wore them to a concert and got many compliments. These shoes are worth the price! I highly recommend them!
JROTC - by , Nov 18, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I am in JROTC and wear this with my uniform everytime. I participate in drill teams as well, these are very comfortable, the sole softens stomps yet being able to dust my shoes off while I am on deck instead of polishing them for half an hour is a great advantage. Everyone is jealous of these shoes :)

JROTC

Nov 18, 2012
I am in JROTC and wear this with my uniform everytime. I participate in drill teams as well, these are very comfortable, the sole softens stomps yet being able to dust my shoes off while I am on deck instead of polishing them for half an hour is a great advantage. Everyone is jealous of these shoes :)
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad you find them super comfortable and easy to take care of. Thanks for the feedback!

Captain Public Information Officer - by , Sep 20, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
GREAT Customer Service!!! Quality Shoes.

Captain Public Information Officer

Sep 20, 2012
GREAT Customer Service!!! Quality Shoes.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you! We appreciate your support and are happy this style works so well for you.