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Warrior West – Bates Introduces Two New AR 670-1 Compliant Boots

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Bates Footwear has introduced two new Coyote Brown, AR 670-1 compliant boots.

Cobra Hot Weather Jungle Boot

The 8″ Cobra features updated jungle styling with flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylon panels. As you can see, they’ve perforated the leather to enhance breathability (looks like pinholes in the photo) and incorporated a low profile lacing system, The boot also features Bates’ anti-fatigue Endurance Performance System, a stabilizing nylon shank and a multi-terrain rubber lug outsole.

Ranger Hot Weather Boot

The Ranger Hot Weather also offers flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylons panels. However, in addition to perforations in the leather in the instep area of the boot, the Ranger features to toe lacing.  Also, there is a stabilizing nylon shank, EVA foam midsole for custom and a rubber lug outsole.

Bates Launches AR670-1 Compliant Coyote Boots

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016


Rockford, MI, USA (March 14, 2016) – For over 130 years Bates has provided high quality boots and shoes for the United States military. With the ever-changing demands of the Armed Forces, Bates continues to craft their product to not only meet, but to exceed military standards.

Bates is excited to announce the launch of six new boots all built to military specifications. The styles are constructed with abrasion resistant flesh-out coyote cattle hide leather and offer individual features and benefits to meet the broad range of customer demands.

Currently available are two Berry Compliant boots, the M-8 Hot Weather and TerraX3 Hot Weather Composite Toe. Each style features a unique and proprietary Vibram® outsole designed for multi-terrain environments, offering superior traction and stability in extreme conditions. These boots are made in the USA and available online at and military retailers across the country.

Launching in late spring are the Cobra boots, which are 8” in height and come in a hot weather and quick drying jungle version. These two boots feature Bates Endurance Performance System, a four layer anti-fatigue platform successful in Bates popular law enforcement boot, Strike.

The final two boots will launch mid-summer. The Ranger Hot Weather and Ranger Hot Weather Composite Toe are lace to toe boots built on Bates top-selling Ultra-Lites platform.

All six of these boots are AR670-1 compliant and meet the Army’s regulations for approved footwear.

Bates Footwear To Introduce PowerSports Line At 2016 SHOT Show

Sunday, January 17th, 2016


Rockford, MI – January 14, 2016 – Bates Footwear, a recognized leader in military and first responder footwear, is heading to the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 19-22. Following a successful launch to the motorcycle market at AIMExpo 2015 in Orlando, Bates will be introducing their new PowerSports line to the shooting, hunting and outdoor enthusiast market for the first time.


“We are thrilled to be showing our PowerSports footwear at the NSSF SHOT Show this year,” said Bates Footwear Marketing Director Julie McCauley. “There is a lot of crossover between this market and the motorcycle market, and we want to take this opportunity to introduce our PowerSports line to some consumers who might be more familiar with our tactical or dress products.”


Bates Footwear enjoys a proud 130-year heritage of manufacturing footwear from combat boots to formal dress shoes for the United States Armed Forces. The world’s most demanding consumers require footwear that offers protection, performance and all-day comfort, and it is this foundation that paved the way for Bates Footwear’s entry into the PowerSports industry.

Visit to learn more about the Bates Footwear PowerSports line.

What’s This?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015


Coming soon from Bates.

Extreme Outfitters – Bates Recondo Jungle Boot

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Recondo Jungle Boot

The Bates Recondo is a jungle assault boot, intended for multi-terrain regions. It features an upper constructed of Wolverine Warrior Leather, which resists water and oil, and 500D Cordura nylon for quick drying performance. The Vibram Mutant outsole is rugged with a strong grip. Additional features include speed laces and medial and lateral screened vents.

Available in Olive Mojave. Made in the USA.

Bates Introduces the Annobon Boot

Monday, January 7th, 2013


I’ve been wearing a pair of the new Annobon boots from Bates Footwear for about a month now. Billed as a modernized jungle boot, they are offered in 6″ and 8″ heights. I’ve had the taller model. I’ve got to tell you that they are comfortable and light. Sure, I’ve had several pairs of lighter boots but these incorporate a fairly beefy, lugged sole which offers a good balance between weight and durability.

The most interesting feature of the Annobon is the mesh lining. Rather than the fabric liner found on most boots, the Annobon is lined with a mesh that helps with breathability. The 8″ boot is available in both Desert Tan and Black while the 6″ version is only in Black. The Black variants feature smooth leather and nylon uppers while Desert Tan is Suede with nylon.

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Win a Year’s Worth of Bates Boots from Galls

Monday, August 8th, 2011

SSD sponsor Bates Footwear is partnering with Galls to award two (2) fans with a year’s worth of Bates boots and shoes! Each package will be custom tailored to fit your footwear needs.

To enter, fill out the form at Galls’ Facebook page and don’t forget to “like” them for the latest news and deals.

Don’t wait. This promotion ends September 8, 2011.

Bates Gives Us a Glimpse of SHOT Show

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Bates did a great job of encapsulating the SHOT Show experience into one minute, minus the arrests and sore feet. Thanks guys!