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7% of reviewers recommend this product

Performance
Great fit, good shoe. - by , Jun 03, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
These shoes were a great fit. I am pleased.

Great fit, good shoe.

Jun 03, 2018
These shoes were a great fit. I am pleased.
Sole deteriorating and separating from uppers - by , May 08, 2017
1/ 5 Stars
I purchased these from the Marine Shop on-line, about 6 years ago, for my activities in the Marine Corps League. The shoes are worn about 3 hours a month for meetings and other activities and of course about 4 hours in November for the Marine Corps Ball. The left heel has a large area torn loose in the high wear area and the front of the heel is starting to separate. When not being worn these shoes are kept in shoe bags in my closet and because of their cost they are not abused. With approximately 250 hours of wear you would think they would be in better shape. The numbers on the tongue are : 15 D 000942 32030557

Sole deteriorating and separating from uppers

May 08, 2017
I purchased these from the Marine Shop on-line, about 6 years ago, for my activities in the Marine Corps League. The shoes are worn about 3 hours a month for meetings and other activities and of course about 4 hours in November for the Marine Corps Ball. The left heel has a large area torn loose in the high wear area and the front of the heel is starting to separate. When not being worn these shoes are kept in shoe bags in my closet and because of their cost they are not abused. With approximately 250 hours of wear you would think they would be in better shape. The numbers on the tongue are : 15 D 000942 32030557
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.

Looks good...but you have to buy a pair every six months!! - by , May 31, 2016
2/ 5 Stars
Looks good and feels great...but the hard foam sole and heel comes apart after a few months. Needs a hardier material for the sole and heel. As is, not worth the high price. E.R. Marrero, Colonel, USA retired.

Looks good...but you have to buy a pair every six months!!

May 31, 2016
Looks good and feels great...but the hard foam sole and heel comes apart after a few months. Needs a hardier material for the sole and heel. As is, not worth the high price. E.R. Marrero, Colonel, USA retired.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please feel free to reach out to the team at 866.699.7374! We'd be happy to help in any way we can. Thank you.

Lovely shoe, but the sole wore out. - by , Mar 29, 2016
3/ 5 Stars
I chose this pair based on the fact it felt more comfortable in-store than my last pair of boot camp-issue shoes. I also felt as though they were a much nicer looking pair. Comfort-wise, they held up nicely and I still feel as though they look much better than the hi-gloss I see most of my co-workers wearing. The only issue I really have with them is the sole did not hold up nearly as well as my last pair. I've owned them for a few years, about as long as my last pair, but I spend about 95% of my time in boots and maybe wear them maybe once or twice a month and have only a ship a few times. IT' still a lovely shoe, but now I'm in search of a shoe repairman in hopes of fixing the sole.

Lovely shoe, but the sole wore out.

Mar 29, 2016
I chose this pair based on the fact it felt more comfortable in-store than my last pair of boot camp-issue shoes. I also felt as though they were a much nicer looking pair. Comfort-wise, they held up nicely and I still feel as though they look much better than the hi-gloss I see most of my co-workers wearing. The only issue I really have with them is the sole did not hold up nearly as well as my last pair. I've owned them for a few years, about as long as my last pair, but I spend about 95% of my time in boots and maybe wear them maybe once or twice a month and have only a ship a few times. IT' still a lovely shoe, but now I'm in search of a shoe repairman in hopes of fixing the sole.
Bates Footwear's reply

Please give our team a call at 866.699.7374. We'd be happy to help you!

Superior Dress Shoe! - by , Jul 24, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
I purchased these Bates High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords because I was looking for the ultimate and superior dress shoe; specifically regarding it's degree of formality and stellar appearance. These shoes are an American work of art and an example of superior craftsmanship. I am a student with a strong interest in both military and law enforcement careers. I wear suits to school daily, and I needed a pair of quality dress shoes that would truly enhance my appearance even further. If you are looking for an intimidating dress shoe with a superior build and exemplary shine, then you must have these Bates High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords to add to your collection.

Superior Dress Shoe!

Jul 24, 2015
I purchased these Bates High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords because I was looking for the ultimate and superior dress shoe; specifically regarding it's degree of formality and stellar appearance. These shoes are an American work of art and an example of superior craftsmanship. I am a student with a strong interest in both military and law enforcement careers. I wear suits to school daily, and I needed a pair of quality dress shoes that would truly enhance my appearance even further. If you are looking for an intimidating dress shoe with a superior build and exemplary shine, then you must have these Bates High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords to add to your collection.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for the 5 star rating on the comfort and durability of our High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords. Your description says it all "intimidating dress shoe with a superior build and exemplary shine!"

DCO - by , May 22, 2015
2/ 5 Stars
Had both heals come apart on the same day looked like they were made out of c.heet foam rubber.

DCO

May 22, 2015
Had both heals come apart on the same day looked like they were made out of c.heet foam rubber.
Bates Footwear's reply

We stand behind our footwear and if there was an issue with this pair, our customer service team is here to help at 866-699-7374.

excellent - by , Mar 02, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
I find these to be excellent shoes, the quality is excellent and I get compliments all the time. I did find the shoes run larger than normal. I usually wear a 11 eee and I wear these in a 9.5 eee. Also I got rid of the thick insoles in favor of thin leather in soles. The thinner insoles made the shoes fit much better

excellent

Mar 02, 2015
I find these to be excellent shoes, the quality is excellent and I get compliments all the time. I did find the shoes run larger than normal. I usually wear a 11 eee and I wear these in a 9.5 eee. Also I got rid of the thick insoles in favor of thin leather in soles. The thinner insoles made the shoes fit much better
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your review of our High Gloss Leather Sole Oxfords. We appreciate feedback on the insoles and sizing.

- by , Jun 12, 2014
5/ 5 Stars
very difficult to impossible to find a leather sole dress shoe in u.s.a. very gratifying that bates still offers them. found them to be of high quality,sized correctly and in stock. glad to find them thank you. m.j.f.

Jun 12, 2014
very difficult to impossible to find a leather sole dress shoe in u.s.a. very gratifying that bates still offers them. found them to be of high quality,sized correctly and in stock. glad to find them thank you. m.j.f.
Thanks for nothing - by , Sep 16, 2013
1/ 5 Stars
Stepped out of my car before an important event in my dress blues just to have my right sole fall apart before my very eyes. Had time to run home to get a second pair just for the left sole to do the same. I lost two pairs of shoes in a matter of minutes. To make it worse I just bought the first pair two weeks ago and this was my first time wearing them, the second pair I have had for three years and only worn less than ten time. This is ridiculous and unsatisfactory for a shoes that is sold on military bases to be this poor of quality....

Thanks for nothing

Sep 16, 2013
Stepped out of my car before an important event in my dress blues just to have my right sole fall apart before my very eyes. Had time to run home to get a second pair just for the left sole to do the same. I lost two pairs of shoes in a matter of minutes. To make it worse I just bought the first pair two weeks ago and this was my first time wearing them, the second pair I have had for three years and only worn less than ten time. This is ridiculous and unsatisfactory for a shoes that is sold on military bases to be this poor of quality....
Bates Footwear's reply

This should not be happening with these. We will be in touch soon to get to the bottom of this. Thank you for letting us know and writing this review.

Your best shoe . . . - by , Apr 23, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
The leather sole goes very well with the formality of the high-gloss. Comfortable enough to sleep in, too. Here's hoping for a leather sole with the regular leather, too.

Your best shoe . . .

Apr 23, 2013
The leather sole goes very well with the formality of the high-gloss. Comfortable enough to sleep in, too. Here's hoping for a leather sole with the regular leather, too.
Bates Footwear's reply

We are so glad you find these High Gloss Oxford to be very comfortable. Thank you for sharing your great feedback on this style.