The Bomber Biker Boot Rides The Military and Motorcycle Worlds

Incorporating motorcycle-specific features and materials used in modern military footwear, a new motorcycle boot arrives in retailers just in time for the holidays.

Coming from Bates Footwear, the ‘Bomber riding boot’ draws inspiration from the company’s military heritage, 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.

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.


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.

The 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 America’s freedoms.

Speaking of which, 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.

According to the Bates Footwear website, the Bomber enjoys a MSRP of $299.95.

Share this article

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

About us

Clutch and Chrome covers every aspect of the motorcycle lifestyle. Daily news, in-depth articles, reviews and anything that would interest a rider.


We not only produce our own motorcycle related videos but scour the internet to bring our readers the latest, greatest two-wheeled hits online.

Last posts


Want to really stay in touch? Here's our newsletter!