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Well-made, good fitment, and heavy! - by , Aug 14, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I wish I could have received the lite version of the above shoe for comparison, because this shoe seems heavier than my duty boots! It is, however, comfortable, and easy to maintain in classy shape. A great shoe!

Well-made, good fitment, and heavy!

Aug 14, 2019
I wish I could have received the lite version of the above shoe for comparison, because this shoe seems heavier than my duty boots! It is, however, comfortable, and easy to maintain in classy shape. A great shoe!
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Another pair of high quality Bates shoes! - by , Jul 17, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
The fact that I recently RE-ordered two pair of Bates shoes testifies to my respect for the Bates Company and the quality of their sales personnel and of their footwear (with the understanding that I am responsible for maintaining the shoes). I do indeed recommend them to anyone who wants well-fitted, comfortable, quality, long-lasting shoes and is willing to maintain them.

Another pair of high quality Bates shoes!

Jul 17, 2019
The fact that I recently RE-ordered two pair of Bates shoes testifies to my respect for the Bates Company and the quality of their sales personnel and of their footwear (with the understanding that I am responsible for maintaining the shoes). I do indeed recommend them to anyone who wants well-fitted, comfortable, quality, long-lasting shoes and is willing to maintain them.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you so much for that high praise!

Sole explosion! - by , May 30, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
Both of my soles in the heel blew wide open. I mean they fell apart on one of the most important events in my career. These shoes are rarely used and have little to no wear on the bottoms and they just blew wide open. TERRIBLE SHOES PERIOD!

Sole explosion!

May 30, 2019
Both of my soles in the heel blew wide open. I mean they fell apart on one of the most important events in my career. These shoes are rarely used and have little to no wear on the bottoms and they just blew wide open. TERRIBLE SHOES PERIOD!
Bates Footwear's reply

This can happen when footwear is not worn regularly. Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you!

All eyes on my Bates! - by , Jan 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
The look and comfort of these military style oxfords are unmatched! High gloss for the sharp dress man / their was a coupon code so I went for the gusto and bought 2 pairs! Great looking and extremely comfortable you will love the brilliant shine! Day or night I can actually wear them all day - LOVE my Bates / 100% cotton t-shirt just to wipe a little dust off? And your ready to stamp a statement for all that stare at them Bates!!

All eyes on my Bates!

Jan 01, 2019
The look and comfort of these military style oxfords are unmatched! High gloss for the sharp dress man / their was a coupon code so I went for the gusto and bought 2 pairs! Great looking and extremely comfortable you will love the brilliant shine! Day or night I can actually wear them all day - LOVE my Bates / 100% cotton t-shirt just to wipe a little dust off? And your ready to stamp a statement for all that stare at them Bates!!
Bates Footwear's reply

Outstanding! Thanks for the great feedback!

long J.R.O.T.C. shoes worth having. - by , Aug 19, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
i was issued these shoes way back in 2000 when i first joined my high schools J.R.O.T.C here in Anchorage, Alaska. I was lucky that i was able to keep the shoes after i graduated in 2004 and ever since then i have them set a side in my closet until a specal event comes like my brother's wedding to seeing a few of my family member's funral. for 18 long years these shoes have been able to withstand the the sands of time. even thou they may have little signs wear and tear, from a distence you can't really tell unless you really look close in to the shoes. i would like to thank you guys for making these shoes and when the day comes to get a new pair i now know where to get them.

long J.R.O.T.C. shoes worth having.

Aug 19, 2018
i was issued these shoes way back in 2000 when i first joined my high schools J.R.O.T.C here in Anchorage, Alaska. I was lucky that i was able to keep the shoes after i graduated in 2004 and ever since then i have them set a side in my closet until a specal event comes like my brother's wedding to seeing a few of my family member's funral. for 18 long years these shoes have been able to withstand the the sands of time. even thou they may have little signs wear and tear, from a distence you can't really tell unless you really look close in to the shoes. i would like to thank you guys for making these shoes and when the day comes to get a new pair i now know where to get them.
Good - by , May 13, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Good

Good

May 13, 2018
Good
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you!

Very good and nice choose - by , Apr 30, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Nice

Very good and nice choose

Apr 30, 2018
Nice
Poor durability of heels - by , Dec 13, 2016
1/ 5 Stars
I have had the dress shoes for about two years, but I wear them only once or twice a year. I have used them less than five times, and the heels of both sides just broken off during the Non-commissioned Officer Academy graduation ceremony. Its material seems like sponge. I expect longer lasting shoes at the cost I paid for it. It would be extra high cost for a few time use only. I am very disappointed. :(

Poor durability of heels

Dec 13, 2016
I have had the dress shoes for about two years, but I wear them only once or twice a year. I have used them less than five times, and the heels of both sides just broken off during the Non-commissioned Officer Academy graduation ceremony. Its material seems like sponge. I expect longer lasting shoes at the cost I paid for it. It would be extra high cost for a few time use only. I am very disappointed. :(
Bates Footwear's reply

Compounds in the rubber can breakdown with age and minimal use, but we do stand behind our products and would be happy to do all we can to help. Please call the team at 866.699.7374 or email us at customerservice@batesfootwear.com. Thank you.

Heal broke off - by , Jul 25, 2016
2/ 5 Stars
Bates! Come on! I've had these shoes for two years? But they've been worn 5-6 times. They stay wrapped up in the box otherwise. Today during lunch for my SNCO PEC course, the heal breaks off! Now I get to stumble through the rest of the day with no heal on my right shoe. Ridiculous! Yes, the shoe looks and fits great. BUT, for this price, I need more than 5-6 uses!

Heal broke off

Jul 25, 2016
Bates! Come on! I've had these shoes for two years? But they've been worn 5-6 times. They stay wrapped up in the box otherwise. Today during lunch for my SNCO PEC course, the heal breaks off! Now I get to stumble through the rest of the day with no heal on my right shoe. Ridiculous! Yes, the shoe looks and fits great. BUT, for this price, I need more than 5-6 uses!
Bates Footwear's reply

Age and minimal use can affect the breakdown of rubber and polyurethane soles, but we stand behind our footwear and our team would be happy to help. Please give us a call at 866-699-7374. Thank you.

Just in time for the IG Inspection - by , Mar 22, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
My son is in the USMC JROTC unit at his high school and was issued a set of the Bates high gloss oxfords at the start of the year. He is tough on shoes and had gouges in his issued pair. We tried several ways to cover the cuts, but decided to go for a second set for "special" occasions, like the big IG Inspection. The shoes were perfect! I'm surprised at how comfortable they are right out of the box. I just wish you also offered a shine kit that worked specifically with this kind of finish. Excellent shoes!

Just in time for the IG Inspection

Mar 22, 2016
My son is in the USMC JROTC unit at his high school and was issued a set of the Bates high gloss oxfords at the start of the year. He is tough on shoes and had gouges in his issued pair. We tried several ways to cover the cuts, but decided to go for a second set for "special" occasions, like the big IG Inspection. The shoes were perfect! I'm surprised at how comfortable they are right out of the box. I just wish you also offered a shine kit that worked specifically with this kind of finish. Excellent shoes!