Bates has been committed to supplying quality footwear since 1885. The company's humble beginnings started as a small operation focused on manufacturing men's dress shoes. Seventy years later Bates designed their first uniform shoe for U.S. Navy Seaman. Almost 70 years later, Bates remains one of the top manufacturers for law enforcement and military forces. They've developed some of the most advanced footwear technology on the market such as their patented Durashocks comfort midsoles and proprietary weatherproofing fabric. They make it their goal keep professionals like you performing at the top of your game. Bates utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques found only in premium footwear manufacturing and is compliant with all ISO-9001 footwear manufacturing standards to give you a long-lasting product that will stand up to whatever punishment you can dish out. Try a pair of Bates Boots and see why thousands of military and tactical users won't settle for anything less than the best.