Founded in 1885 as a small dress footwear business, Bates Boots has grown drastically through a combination of superior products and a commitment to the people who rely on their products. The high-quality products produced by Bates Boots and the dedication to their customers has allowed Bates Boots to become a leading footwear manufacturer for military and law enforcement personnel. The overwhelming popularity of the original Bates Uniform Oxfords quickly led to the development of military styles for all branches of the service. Bates Desert tan boots were manufactured with the Army in mind and soon, Bates boots became one of the most trusted brands of Army members, due to their high quality and durability. Whether you are in the military, a police officer, security guard, or simply a person that appreciates a well-made boot while hiking or working, Bates boots are sure to satisfy, because they are HONOR BOUND.