Bates takes pride in providing motorcycle boots that are durable, comfortable and perform under the most demanding conditions. From top to bottom, Bates motorcycle boots provide superior protective footwear for the rider. Bates began in 1885 as military dress shoe makers. The overwhelming popularity of their shoes quickly led to the addition of many styles of boots and shoes for all branches of the military. Today, with the introduction of their Riding Collection line of motorcycle boots, they continue the tradition. Bates' commitment to quality and craftsmanship are extended to this line to ensure your journey is a great one, no matter where it may lead. Each pair of Bates motorcycle boots is the result of over 120 years of doing what's right and what's best.