Posts Tagged ‘Bates Footwear’

Bates Labor Day Sale

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Bates Labor Day Sale

Orders over $150 qualify for free ground shipping.

**20% off valid at through 11:59pm EDT on 9/3/2013. Not valid on sale merchandise, accessories, gift card or e-cards, prior purchases, purchases at retail stores, international shipments, taxes or shipping charges. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount.

Bates Velocitor

Friday, August 16th, 2013

I had a chance to check Bate’s new Velocitor boots out at Warrior Expo East. They are pretty cool.

Incorporating athletic styling with an exoskeleton design. I prefer the Earth Brown version below but they are also offered in Black and Desert.


Bates Velocitor Boot Now Available

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


The Velocitor from Bates Footwear is now available for order. It incorporates athletic styling with an exoskeleton design.

Offered in Black, Desert and Earth Brown, sizes 7-15.

Marine South – Bates Footwear

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The Bates Lites are the only authorized lightweight boot for the Marine Corps. They were originally intended as a garrison boot but have become very popular as a training boot for the Combat Fitness Test as well as for use on O-courses.


It features an oil resistant Durashock sole and Bates’ water repellant and stain resistant Warrior leather. Available in Men’s and Women’s sizing in Olive Mojave.

TacJobs – Bates Military Sales Manager

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Bates, a division of Wolverine Worldwide Inc. and a global leader in military and public safety footwear, seeks a Military Sales Manager with the defined leadership skills and a measurable track record of success to lead our military sales team. The qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding of the US military market in terms of product procurement, logistics, and government contracting across all armed service categories.

•Will be a key member of the Bates team contributing to the development of military sales strategy, forecasts, and growth plans
•Will expand and/or develop strong relationships with key US military decision makers
•Create revenue growth with US military units via troop level product procurement
•Identify military footwear product trends and proactively create product solutions for all military branches
•Effectively work in conjunction with Natick Labs, NEXCOM, and MARCOSYSCOM and establish Bates proprietary footwear technology as spec
•Supports US DOD contract administration team to efficiently execute contract solicitations
•Manage and grow Bates commercial military business at the exchange level for AAFES, NEXCOM, and USMC
•Direct and lead the Bates military sales force (15 employees and agents) to develop strong relationships with key influencers, end users, supply officers, and KO’s
•Will enhance and diversify the Bates revenue stream to encompass all TLS suppliers via marketing , product development, and sales force alignment
•Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
•Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

•Demonstrable understanding of the sales process (prospecting, qualifying, demonstrating, influencing, closing) and military management experience
• 5-7 years direct Business-to-Business sales or contract-based sales experience
•Strong customer-centric, relationship, and retention ability
•Proficient in use of computers and software (Excel, Word, Microsoft Office, CRM Software, etc.)
•Applicable Bachelors degree plus seven-ten (7-10) years successful sales experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•Requires strong verbal and written communication skills

Apply to Link below:

Winter is Coming – Get a Great Deal on Bates Boots from Extreme Outfitters

Saturday, October 20th, 2012


Winter is almost upon us. To help you prepare for the coming cold season Extreme Outfitters is offering a smoking deal on their exclusive Bates 400G insulated boots. Check them out. They don’t really look like cold weather boots do they? They actually contain 400G of Thinsulate insulation and are available in both 6? and 9? heights in Mojave and Tan. Now, the best part. They are only $79.99, regardless of color or model.

Bates Awarded US Army Contract for Mountain Combat Boot

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Bates Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, announced that it will manufacture Temperate Weather Mountain Combat Boots for the U.S. Army under a new U.S. Government contract issued by Natick Contracting Division. Bates will produce 64,000 pairs of the newly designed Mountain Combat Boot within the next six months at their U.S.-based facility in Big Rapids, Michigan. I’ve been to this factory and the employees are top notch folks. Literally, different generations of the same family work side by side to produce quality, Berry Compliant footwear for our armed forces. It’s impressive.

U.S. Congressman Dave Camp noted, “Bates produces some of the world’s most technologically advanced footwear for U.S. troops. Every time I visit the Big Rapids plant I leave more and more impressed by the dedication, commitment and tireless work ethic of the employees at Bates. This is great news for the Big Rapids community and fourth district of Michigan.”

This contract award, combined with the brand’s other recent contract awards for Army Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boots, brings the cumulative value of the Mountain Combat Boot contracts to just over $15 million in 2012.

“We are very proud of our recent Army Mountain Combat Boot contract awards,” said Mike Stornant, Vice President and General Manager of Bates Footwear. “This is a relatively new product for the Army, and we are pleased they have chosen Bates based on our quality performance and ability to respond to the short-term delivery schedules required under these contracts. We remain committed to the U.S. Army and Department of Defense as we provide U.S. troops with the highest quality footwear that supports and protects them in their warfighting efforts.”

Bates Launching Zero Mass Collection

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Bates Footwear is launching an entire new line of men’s lightweight boots called Zero Mass. They’ve leveraged all of Wolverine Worldwide to bring a set of technologies together to produce something entirely new. Another thing we like is that they are offering the line in a wide enough range of colors right out of the gate that everyone can use them.

Specifically created in reaction to dealer feedback and end user needs, the collection will consist of an 8” Black Side Zip Boot (Model #E05161); a 6” Black Side Zip Boot (Model #E05162); an 8” Desert Tan Boot (Model #E05118); and an 8” Sage Green Boot (Model #E05128). All four boots will feature genuine leather or Wolverine Warrior Leather® uppers, highly breathable nylon, and a low profile design that delivers lasting comfort and enhanced natural movement.
Inside and out, each aspect of the Zero Mass tactical/training footwear line has been meticulously designed to maximize comfort and minimize weight. “There is nothing in these boots that we didn’t rethink,” says Roger Huard, Vice President of Product Development at Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. “Even the lacing system was revamped in an effort to maximize weight relief.”

Crucial to reducing the boots’ weight was the reduction of outsole rubber and the introduction of a compression-molded EVA. Also impressive is the lightweight performance-oriented polyurethane insert, which delivers cushioning and shock absorption with no deterioration of each, no matter how long, or how hard, the boots are worn.
The lightweight training boots were also designed with a new “low-rider last”, which delivers the tactile interaction with the terrain Bates users were seeking. Increasing breathability was also a key focus. As such, nylon was incorporated in the critical areas of each boot, allowing for enhanced airflow and, therefore, enhanced comfort. The breathable, Aegis™ Antimicrobial-treated insoles also boast anti-odor, moisture-wicking properties, helping to keep feet dry.

While all four boots have durable leather uppers, the Desert Sand and Sage Green boots are made of Wolverine Warrior Leather. “Wolverine Warrior Leather is one of our most exciting innovations,” says Brent Babbs, National Sales Manager at Bates Footwear. “It’s breathable, easy to clean, and quick drying—three hugely important features to those in uniform.” Adds Huard, “Since the protector is incorporated into our actual tanning process, the boots are protected from virtually all sorts of dirt, chemicals, oil, and water-based stains.”

Fully tested and having yielded impressive results, one can see why the Zero Mass Collection will be one of the most sought-after tactical/training boots around. Says Huard, “We were challenged to create a hard-wearing, tactical boot that could withstand rigorous use and still deliver maximum comfort, and that’s exactly what the development teams at Bates and Wolverine Worldwide delivered.”

“We know these boots are better, because that’s how we designed them,” says Babbs. “Not only are they one of the lightest boots available, they’re among the most advanced. Given who they’re made for, they couldn’t be anything less.”

The men’s only Zero Mass Collection will be available in retail locations in spring 2012. Be sure to check out Zero Mass at SHOT Show 2012 in booth #12262.