Bates® Footwear is no stranger to innovation. With its new C3® boot launching at the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show), the respected footwear manufacturer introduces a patented technology that will provide unmatched footwear breathability.

“Bates is continuously unveiling new technologies with the goal of being a clear innovative solutions provider,” says Ron Woznick, Vice President and General Manager of Bates Footwear, “Comfort and footwear breathability remain high priorities for the law enforcement profession. We are looking forward to seeing this new technology on the streets where it will provide noticeable comfort differences in the everyday lives of men and women in law enforcement.


The C3 joins an already impressive portfolio of military and uniform footwear. Designed for hardwearing comfort, the C3 boots feature patented Cross Channel Circulation technology to keep feet cooler and more comfortable. As the wearer moves about, air is forced through the patented cross channel construction, providing superior breathability. 

In addition to its patented Cross Channel Circulation technology, the C3 offers an abundance of dependable details.

The C3 boasts a durable leather and 1680 Denier nylon upper, as well as, a resilient 360-degree rubber outsole that provides impressive grip and stability. The C3 promotes additional comfort via a moisture wicking lining that manages perspiration. The lightweight, removable insole offers strong but flexible support to ensure maximum stability. The end result is a comfort-driven boot that delivers on multiple fronts.

C3 Features At A Glance:

• Patented Cross Channel Circulation Technology
• Leather and 1680 Denier Nylon Upper

• Cushioned EVA Midsole
• Lightweight Removable Insole
•Moisture Wicking Lining
•Durable Rubber Outsole
•Flexible Cement Construction

Models: E03381 C3 Men’s 8” Side Zip Boot; E03781 C3 Women’s 8” Side Zip Boot; and E03360 C3 Men’s 6” Boot.

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