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Bates has had more than 130 years to perfect its high-performance footgear. The company started crafting shoes for public safety professionals, military personnel and civilians in 1885. In the 1930s, they began supplying shoes to the military and pioneered the wholesale shoe industry. President Dwight D. Eisenhower wore Bates, as did athletes in the 1964 Olympics. That kind of notoriety and lasting power would be impossible without innovation. Upgrades to these classic designs incorporate cutting-edge technology for support and protection. These shoes feature technology to wick away sweat, durable insoles to absorb shock and abrasion- and slip-resistant outsoles to provide unrivaled traction. Bates footwear has made its mark on history and it continues to impact the tactical and military footwear industry. If you want timeless, high-performance footwear, look no further than Bates.