Bates - founded in 1885, has grown and flourished as a result of advancements in footwear technologies and unwavering commitment to those who depend on our products. As a result of our innovative products and our dedicated customers, Bates is now outfitting elite military organizations in more than sixty countries.
Today, Bates proudly serves as one of the largest suppliers of footwear to the U.S. federal government, the Department of Defense and public service departments throughout the United States. And while the materials we use have changed throughout the years, our commitment to making the finest footwear for military, police, and other uniformed public services hasn’t. As a result, every one of the 1.5 million pairs of Bates boots and shoes we sell each year ultimately benefits those who deserve it most: men and women in uniform.