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25% of reviewers recommend this product

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Different this time - by , Mar 26, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I have purchased this same shoe 3 or 4 times for work shoes. I love the look, plain, smooth, no extra stitching. This time, they seem narrower than in the past.

Different this time

Mar 26, 2019
I have purchased this same shoe 3 or 4 times for work shoes. I love the look, plain, smooth, no extra stitching. This time, they seem narrower than in the past.
Bates Footwear's reply

If we can help please give us a call at 866.699.7374. Thank you.

comfortable in office and on concrete in the shop Period and I look good. - by , Jan 10, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These are great shoes comfortable and they look great! The price for leather shoes outstanding! I wear them in the office with jeans and dockers I look professional and when I have to go down to the shop I feel confident my feet are protected Bates shoes. You can't beat them. A good Man's shoe period end! Buy these. You won't regret it.

comfortable in office and on concrete in the shop Period and I look good.

Jan 10, 2019
These are great shoes comfortable and they look great! The price for leather shoes outstanding! I wear them in the office with jeans and dockers I look professional and when I have to go down to the shop I feel confident my feet are protected Bates shoes. You can't beat them. A good Man's shoe period end! Buy these. You won't regret it.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thanks for the great feedback!

Great shoes overall - by , Jun 20, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I recently started a security guard job that required dress shoes as part of the uniform. I found these to not only look nice, but after about a week they have become one of my most comfortable shoes to wear. As far as breaking them in, they remind me of my trusty old Bates lites combat boot i wore in the Corps.

Great shoes overall

Jun 20, 2018
I recently started a security guard job that required dress shoes as part of the uniform. I found these to not only look nice, but after about a week they have become one of my most comfortable shoes to wear. As far as breaking them in, they remind me of my trusty old Bates lites combat boot i wore in the Corps.
Bates Footwear's reply

We strive to deliver the best. Thank you!

Great Shoes - period! - by , Mar 24, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I am a pastor. I stand for long hours, especially on Sundays and special events. When I was in Federal Law I comfortably wore your shoes. As a pastor, it was an easy choice; good fit and comfort- Bates or buy elsewhere. Your shoes are easy to keep shined, look great and a pleasure to wear. Thank you. Pastor John Fauerbach

Great Shoes - period!

Mar 24, 2018
I am a pastor. I stand for long hours, especially on Sundays and special events. When I was in Federal Law I comfortably wore your shoes. As a pastor, it was an easy choice; good fit and comfort- Bates or buy elsewhere. Your shoes are easy to keep shined, look great and a pleasure to wear. Thank you. Pastor John Fauerbach
Reliable pair of shoes - by , Jan 02, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I buy these shoes continuously for their comfort and durability. My daily commute (train/bike/walk) is hard on shoes and these hold up the best.

Reliable pair of shoes

Jan 02, 2018
I buy these shoes continuously for their comfort and durability. My daily commute (train/bike/walk) is hard on shoes and these hold up the best.
Nice but not for me... - by , Mar 08, 2017
3/ 5 Stars
The shoe runs big. My only problem was it rubbed on my heel as I walked in them. Not a good fit. I guess I could try a smaller size. They're very stiff so it'll take awhile to break in.

Nice but not for me...

Mar 08, 2017
The shoe runs big. My only problem was it rubbed on my heel as I walked in them. Not a good fit. I guess I could try a smaller size. They're very stiff so it'll take awhile to break in.
Bates Footwear's reply

Rubbing is usually a size issue. Give us a call we'd be happy to help. 866.699.7374.

Ok product not overly impressed - by , Jul 31, 2016
3/ 5 Stars
Mine were a half size to big compared to Bates boots. I wasn't impressed by the laminate where the shoe flexes. I can't see these pair holding up for more than 6-7 months. For the price not worth it imho. Lotta inexpensive Oxfords out there for cheaper.

Ok product not overly impressed

Jul 31, 2016
Mine were a half size to big compared to Bates boots. I wasn't impressed by the laminate where the shoe flexes. I can't see these pair holding up for more than 6-7 months. For the price not worth it imho. Lotta inexpensive Oxfords out there for cheaper.
Quality footwear - by , May 02, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing Bates shoes since military school, through the military and now at work. Bates shoes have always been of very high quality! This was the first time I purchased a "floor shine" shoe, I traditionally got the high shine shoe or, my personal favorite, the traditional black leather shoe! This specific product lasted about 18 months. If I had not gotten a hole in the bottom of the sole, it would most likely last another 6 months. I am not faulting the quality, I bet I stepped on something compromising the integrity of the sole and it developed from there. I do wear these shoes for 10-12 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week and am on my feet all day while wearing them, so I feel they get a really good workout! What I like about the shoes are the following: 1) The floor shine gives it a clean look without looking like someone tried to shine the shoe (civvie now, my shoe shining days are done!) It can be cleaned with a damp cotton cloth (I use an old t-shirt). 2) The padded area around the back prevents the tendon on the back of your ankle from getting torn up (like what happens with the traditional leather shoe). 3) Laces actually lasted for the life of the shoe! What I wish the shoe had: 1) Slightly brighter shine. Not much, but a bit more shimmer would be nice. 2) Ability to resole the shoe.

Quality footwear

May 02, 2016
I have been wearing Bates shoes since military school, through the military and now at work. Bates shoes have always been of very high quality! This was the first time I purchased a "floor shine" shoe, I traditionally got the high shine shoe or, my personal favorite, the traditional black leather shoe! This specific product lasted about 18 months. If I had not gotten a hole in the bottom of the sole, it would most likely last another 6 months. I am not faulting the quality, I bet I stepped on something compromising the integrity of the sole and it developed from there. I do wear these shoes for 10-12 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week and am on my feet all day while wearing them, so I feel they get a really good workout! What I like about the shoes are the following: 1) The floor shine gives it a clean look without looking like someone tried to shine the shoe (civvie now, my shoe shining days are done!) It can be cleaned with a damp cotton cloth (I use an old t-shirt). 2) The padded area around the back prevents the tendon on the back of your ankle from getting torn up (like what happens with the traditional leather shoe). 3) Laces actually lasted for the life of the shoe! What I wish the shoe had: 1) Slightly brighter shine. Not much, but a bit more shimmer would be nice. 2) Ability to resole the shoe.
Bates Footwear's reply

Thank you for your thorough and well-written review!

The shoes are exactly what I wanted and expected. - by , Jan 25, 2016
5/ 5 Stars
Comfortable shoes and well built. Great for job site rough usage.

The shoes are exactly what I wanted and expected.

Jan 25, 2016
Comfortable shoes and well built. Great for job site rough usage.
Great looking service shoe - by , Dec 15, 2015
5/ 5 Stars
Exactly what I was looking for. A great looking service show that fits good and is comfortable all day long. Great support and excellent quality. I will definitely purchase this shoe again, of course, it might be a while with this quality !!

Great looking service shoe

Dec 15, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for. A great looking service show that fits good and is comfortable all day long. Great support and excellent quality. I will definitely purchase this shoe again, of course, it might be a while with this quality !!