BATES press release!

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.

Bates  AR670-1 compliant Boots

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.