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- by , Mar 06, 2011
5/ 5 Stars
I was issued a pair of these seven years ago and I was very reluctant to wear them. Yet after wearing them with my uniform and with my work uniform. I love the way they look. Now I'll admit they are not the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. I've walked over 100 miles in them (no exaggeration), broken them in and it's got it's share of battle scars.. Mainly from people dropping their m1s on them. (Those people will remain nameless.) They are a good and long lasting shoe that I would recommend to anyone I know. Unfortunately I've gotten to the point where I've outgrown my old pair and I'm not looking forward to the price tag. Yet I'll be glad to get another pair. My only complaint on them is the price... but when you think about it, I got more than my money's worth out of those shoes.

Mar 06, 2011
I was issued a pair of these seven years ago and I was very reluctant to wear them. Yet after wearing them with my uniform and with my work uniform. I love the way they look. Now I'll admit they are not the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. I've walked over 100 miles in them (no exaggeration), broken them in and it's got it's share of battle scars.. Mainly from people dropping their m1s on them. (Those people will remain nameless.) They are a good and long lasting shoe that I would recommend to anyone I know. Unfortunately I've gotten to the point where I've outgrown my old pair and I'm not looking forward to the price tag. Yet I'll be glad to get another pair. My only complaint on them is the price... but when you think about it, I got more than my money's worth out of those shoes.
very good shoes - by , Jan 26, 2012
5/ 5 Stars
I wear them for military parades and they are very comfortable.

very good shoes

Jan 26, 2012
I wear them for military parades and they are very comfortable.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for writing your review!

Initial WOW - by , Jan 30, 2013
5/ 5 Stars
Got my mens oxford black hi gloss shoes today 1/30/13. Have been wearing them around the house for a couple hours now to insure fit & comfort. WOW. The style number is E00941. Initially all feels a-ok. Want to break them in around the house for another day or two to insure initial evaluation is as good as I think and deserving a WOW.

Initial WOW

Jan 30, 2013
Got my mens oxford black hi gloss shoes today 1/30/13. Have been wearing them around the house for a couple hours now to insure fit & comfort. WOW. The style number is E00941. Initially all feels a-ok. Want to break them in around the house for another day or two to insure initial evaluation is as good as I think and deserving a WOW.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the fantastic review. We are happy to hear you are finding them comfortable right out of the box. We would love to get an update down the road!

Versatile - by , Jun 12, 2014
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these in 2006 fresh out of basic training, and they fit perfectly and didn't need any break in for me. So I wore them frequently in the military, and then got out of that and went straight to the police academy where I wore them most of the time there for hours on end. Performed perfectly and still look brand new. Now that I work patrol i wear them daily and sometimes I need to run or get into a scuffle and they always work well. And still to this day look brand new. Just a little windex and a paper towel and they are good to go! Will deff buy again if mine ever decide to age.

Versatile

Jun 12, 2014
Bought these in 2006 fresh out of basic training, and they fit perfectly and didn't need any break in for me. So I wore them frequently in the military, and then got out of that and went straight to the police academy where I wore them most of the time there for hours on end. Performed perfectly and still look brand new. Now that I work patrol i wear them daily and sometimes I need to run or get into a scuffle and they always work well. And still to this day look brand new. Just a little windex and a paper towel and they are good to go! Will deff buy again if mine ever decide to age.
Versatile - by , Jun 12, 2014
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these in 2006 fresh out of basic training, and they fit perfectly and didn't need any break in for me. So I wore them frequently in the military, and then got out of that and went straight to the police academy where I wore them most of the time there for hours on end. Performed perfectly and still look brand new. Now that I work patrol i wear them daily and sometimes I need to run or get into a scuffle and they always work well. And still to this day look brand new. Just a little windex and a paper towel and they are good to go! Will deff buy again if mine ever decide to age.

Versatile

Jun 12, 2014
Bought these in 2006 fresh out of basic training, and they fit perfectly and didn't need any break in for me. So I wore them frequently in the military, and then got out of that and went straight to the police academy where I wore them most of the time there for hours on end. Performed perfectly and still look brand new. Now that I work patrol i wear them daily and sometimes I need to run or get into a scuffle and they always work well. And still to this day look brand new. Just a little windex and a paper towel and they are good to go! Will deff buy again if mine ever decide to age.
Very good shoe!!!! - by , Jul 30, 2014
5/ 5 Stars
Great!!, congrats!!

Very good shoe!!!!

Jul 30, 2014
Great!!, congrats!!
High Gloss Oxfords the best! - by , Mar 11, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these shoes on the recommendation of a fellow Disneyland Annual Passholder for the recent Dapper Days. Wore them for over eight hours straight without any ill effects. I usually wear Florsheim Noble’s because they are so comfortable. Glad to have a formal pair now for special occasions. I might invest in a pair with the full leather soles. Excellent product.

High Gloss Oxfords the best!

Mar 11, 2015
Bought these shoes on the recommendation of a fellow Disneyland Annual Passholder for the recent Dapper Days. Wore them for over eight hours straight without any ill effects. I usually wear Florsheim Noble’s because they are so comfortable. Glad to have a formal pair now for special occasions. I might invest in a pair with the full leather soles. Excellent product.
Bates Footwear's reply

High Gloss Oxfords provide all day comfort in a mens dress style. Thank you for giving Bates a try!

Another Great Product! - by , Oct 12, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
Keep in mind my review comes after only two weeks of "abuse." I have used the shoes every days since they arrived. I am also very tough on my shoes... One thing that amazed me was the painless breaking in. Just tie them and you are good to go. The squeaky noise is slightly awkward; however, with time it goes away. Overall a very solid and dependable shoe. Another great Bates product...I will keep you informed should anything change.

Another Great Product!

Oct 12, 2015
Keep in mind my review comes after only two weeks of "abuse." I have used the shoes every days since they arrived. I am also very tough on my shoes... One thing that amazed me was the painless breaking in. Just tie them and you are good to go. The squeaky noise is slightly awkward; however, with time it goes away. Overall a very solid and dependable shoe. Another great Bates product...I will keep you informed should anything change.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for sharing your experience with the High Gloss Oxford with us!

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

Very good and nice choose

Apr 30, 2018
Nice