Bates Footwear was among the 1,600 vendors at The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show debuting new products January 20, 2015 in Las Vegas. Bates launched its Strike product; a 6-inch and 8-inch anti fatigue boot. Both styles feature black waterproof leather and membrane, a YKK nylon side zipper, and a multi terrain slip resistant rubber lug outsold. The unique technology credited for the boot's long lasting comfort is Bates Endurance Performance System. The first layer is the durable rubber lug outsole. The slip resistant outsole is long wearing with a multi terrain design that provides superior traction and stability. The second layer features a nylon shank that adds both support and stability. Following the shank is a dual density EVA midsole that mitigates shock and redistributes pressure. Lastly the dual density foot bed includes memory foam and provides arch support and cushion.