What's Happening At The Security & Policing Home Office Event?

What’s Happening At The Security & Policing Home Office Event?

We are currently exhibiting at the Policing and Security Home Office Event, and one of the most popular boots on the stand today is the new Bates MoD Brown Boot…..And we giving people an exclusive sneak peek at the Bates Code 6!

The MoD Brown Boot has been designed with the military in mind.


Full grain leather with 1680 denier ballistic nylon upper

  • No breaking in required
  • Soft padded collar for comfort
  • Easy to clean & maintain

PK mesh lining:

  • Breathable
  • Absorbs perspiration

Non-Metallic eyelets & hooks:

  • Security portal friendly

Removable PESU II Insole:

  • Breathable
  • Comfort cushioned
  • Resists odour

Nylon shank:

  • Maintains stability with instep support from heel to foot

EVA Midsole:

  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Shock absorbing

UltraLites Rubber Outsole:

  • Slip and oil resistant
  • Mini lug tread design for traction on turf and smooth surfaces
  • Flex Curve provides flexibility

Cement construction:

  • Similar to athletic/running shoe construction, this method is lightweight and highly flexible

Safety Ratings:

  •  EN ISO 20347:2004 (+A1:2007) OB E HRO SRA
  • Personal protective equipment – Footwear – Test method for slip resistance: EN ISO 13287:2004


What do the safety ratings mean?

EN ISO standards are in place to make sure any footwear designed for occupational use meets a minimum or basic standard. There are different tests depending on whether the boot is supposed to be occupational, protective or safety footwear. EN ISO 13287:2004 is the standard for personal protective equipment – Footwear – Test method for slip resistance. EN ISO 20347:2004 (+A1:2007) is the the standard for personal protective equipment – Occupational footwear. The letters after the safety rating will vary for each boot as they indicate different features, in this case:

OB – Meets minimum requirements for occupational footwear

E – Energy absorption of the heel region: energy absorbed to >20J

HRO – Heat resistant out-sole compound: Shall withstand 300 C for 60 seconds

SRA – Slip resistance: Meets minimum requirements on ceramic tile with sodium lauryl sulphate solution


To make sure you get the best from your boot, Bates have also included spare laces with each pair, a spare footbed.

Now, for those of you who can’t make the Policing and Security Home Office Event……here’s a promo image of the Bates Code 6


Six Degrees of Performance:  Weight; Breathability; Fit; Design; Durability; Comfort.
“Code 6 is comfort and performance without compromise”, said Eric Fracassi, Product Development Director with Bates.  “We improved every aspect of a tactical boot.  We were able to decrease weight and increase the durability of the boot by incorporating comtemporary design with with innovative materials.” Available in the UK summer 2014!