Bates Footwear’s American-Made “Bomber” Riding Boot Now in Stock

1Rockford, MI – December 20, 2016 – Bates Footwear’s highly anticipated Bomber riding boot is now in stock and available online and through select powersports dealers. The Bomber is 100% sourced and manufactured in the United States, and offers motorcyclists premium performance, protection and all-day comfort both on and off the bike.

2The Bates product design team drew inspiration from the company’s military heritage, incorporating motorcycle-specific features and materials into their tried and true military boot platform. The result is a sturdy yet comfortable 9-inch riding boot that features water-resistant leather and nylon uppers with a rugged Vibram® outsole. Poron XRD® impact foam in both side panels offers ankle protection while leather toe shift reinforcements ensure longevity.

3The Bomber riding boot was designed to pay tribute to Bates Footwear’s American Military heritage. Embossed stars on the heel represent the five branches of the United States military, while the red welt stitching along the top of the sole symbolizes those who sacrificed for our freedoms. The embossed Made in the USA emblem on the tongue signifies that these boots are 100% sourced in the United States and manufactured in the Wolverine Worldwide factory in Big Rapids, Michigan. In accordance with US Army Regulation, the American flag on the outside of the right boot is shown with the field of stars facing forward to symbolize the flag being carried into battle.

45Bates Footwear Bomber Features

  • Water-Resistant Leather & Nylon
  • Dri-Lex® Lining
  • 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

6100% Sourced and Manufactured in the United States

  • Leather made in Vicksburg, MS
  • Upper Nylon made in New York, NY
  • Laces made in Cumberland, RI
  • Lacing Hardware made in Stoughton, MA
  • Thread made in Mt. Holly, NC
  • Inside Lining made in Weymouth, MA
  • Cushion Insert made in Wadsworth, OH
  • Insole made in Hampton, NH
  • Midsole and Outsole made in Concord, MA
  • Assembled in Big Rapids, MI

7The Bates Footwear Bomber motorcycle boot is in stock and available online and through select powersports dealers. Learn more about the Bates Footwear PowerSports Line at, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.