Proving that its more than just new motorcycles making an appearance at AIMExpo, Bates Footwear used the event in Orland Florida to launch 2017 PowerSports Line. Founded in 1885, Bates is one of the largest suppliers of footwear to the U.S. federal government and Department of Defense, providing men and women in uniform with everything from dress shoes to tactical boots.
Drawing on their extensive heritage making boots for the U.S. Armed Forces, Bates Footwear developed the PowerSports Line to offer motorcyclists a new choice in footwear that delivers performance, protection and all-day comfort both on and off the bike.
These trademark characteristics were carried over into the development of the 2017 PowerSports Line, which includes two all-new models that are 100% sourced and manufactured in the United States, as well as an all-new cold weather boot and new colorways for select models.
New to the PowerSports Line are the American-made Freedom and Bomber. The 6-inch Freedom and the 9-inch Bomber feature leather and nylon uppers with a rugged Vibram outsole, Poron XRD impact foam and toe shift reinforcement. The combination of high quality materials and moto-centric design have resulted in sturdy yet comfortable riding boots that are as stylish as they are functional.
Riders who take their boot-buying as seriously as shopping for a motorcycle, here are the specs!
Bates Footwear Freedom
- Water-Resistant Leather & Nylon
- Dri-Lex Lining
- Nylon Collar
- Leather Toe Shift Reinforcement
- Poron XRD Side Impact Foam
- Vibram Rubber Lug Outsole
- Leather Welt Construction
- Made in the USA
- Available in Black/Camo or Brown
Bates Footwear Bomber
Water-Resistant Leather & Nylon
Leather Heel Pull
Leather Toe Shift Reinforcement
Poron XRD Side Impact Foam
Vibram Rubber Lug Outsole
Leather Welt Construction
Made in the USA
Available in Black/Camo or Brown
Bates Footwear also introduced the Crossover, a rugged PowerSports boot with 200 grams of insulation and something any rider who has come out the other side of a downpour with a boot full of water will appreciate, a waterproof membrane. The Crossover is equally suitable for owners of motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles and farm equipment that live in cold and wet climates.
Bates Footwear Crossover
- Waterproof Leather and Abrasion-Resistant Nylon
- Waterproof Membrane
- 200gr Insulation
- Speed Lacing System
- Padded Collar
- High Abrasion-Resistant Rubber Toe & Heel
- Leather Heel Pull
- Cushioned EVA Midsole
- Oil and Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole
- Available in Black
Current Product Line Expands
Along with the new models, Bates Footwear is refreshing the popular Adrenaline and Taser lines with new finishes for 2017. The Adrenaline will be offered in graphite and brown performance leather to join the original black leather. The original grey and black Tasers will be joined by dark grey and brown waterproof suede. In addition to the new models and colorways listed above, Bates will continue to offer the Beltline and Marauder models in select colors.
Bates 2017 footwear will be available for purchase later this year through Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice dealers and online.