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13 out of 13 people found this product review helpful.
This will be the first time that I...
By: Kent Dellaire
This will be the first time that I have ever reviewed a product. But Bates 968 Men's black leather oxford shoes deserve my attention. Finally, I have found a shoe that is durable, comfortable, and fashionable, all at the same time. I am a photographer who walks a lot through city streets. Whereas the soles of most shoes will wear out in 6 months, I wore my last pair of Bates 968 Oxford shoes with hypalon soles for one and half years, the longest I have worn any shoe! They are exactly like the ad from the company says, long wearing, non slipping, non marking,and comfortable. I think part of this is due to the quality of the materials and part is due to the thought that went into the design of this shoe. If you're like me and you walk a lot on hard cement sidewalks, you should do your feet a favor and buy yourself a pair of these shoes. I like them so much I recently bought three pairs!
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2 out of 2 people found this product review helpful.
Comfortable all day long!...
By: Smud
I'm on my feet 11-12 hours a day, and these shoes are the most comfortable of this type I've ever worn. Prior to the 968s, I used to wear shoes made of Poromeric material, or patent leather, and, over time, eventually developed sore and achy feet halfway through the day. I couldn't wait to get home and change out of them. With the 968s, though, my feet never felt better. Maintenance is so much better, too, as the leather upper is easily cleaned, polished, and repaired, if necessary. I like them so much that I now have 5-pairs, rotating and wearing a different one each day.
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1 out of 1 people found this product review helpful.
Comfortable & Durable...
By: Smud
So far, so good! These shoes fit great, are comfortable, and appear to be very durable. I like them so much, I have three pairs I rotate through during the week. My job requires me to wear a uniform 4-days a week, so, I'm looking to add another pair. I used to wear the poromeric type shoes, rotating them this way, and they lasted 5-years before the leather soles wore through and the patent leather uppers eventually began to crack. With real leather, I suspect I will get more than 5-years wear and tear.
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Least of my favorites...
By: azcbpk9
I have been wearing BATES boots and oxfords since 1993 for both my Military career and Law enforcement career. I will admit that these are my least favorite pair of oxfords that they make. They do feel great but I don't like the fact that they are high maintenance and require a good amount of time to maintain a high polish.
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Very reliable shoe...
By: rstevens
These are a very reliable shoe from Bates and will last longer then your staff assignment will. The prices is affordable for what you get but they do take a little elbow grease to get a good polish on them but once you do get a shine it will last for awhile. So far one year in and very pleased with them.
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