Bates Boots are synonymous with durability. Since the introduction of their first service shoe, the Navy Uniform Oxford in 1885, Bates has been making footwear for US service men and women that go above and beyond the call of duty. Continuously perfecting innovative footwear solutions, Bates has extended its boot collection into the Motoverse. Their line of motorcycle specific footwear incorporates Poron XRD impact resistant foam, molded reinforcements and waterproof membranes to provide tactical level protection in a riding boot that can be worn on or off the bike. From urban commuters to round-the-world adventurers Bates boots are honor bound to deliver professional quality, protection and durability.