More than Made in USA
You can learn a lot about a people from their shoes and boots: their occupations, their sensibilities, and their aspirations. The history of American shoemaking tells the story of a courageous, ambitious—yet practical and resourceful people. The Fur Trade introduced New England settlers to handsewn moccasins, which would evolve into camp mocs, boat shoes, and eventually, the leisurely loafers of the Ivy League. European explorers of the Klondike Gold Rush wore expedition boots made using Norweigian stitchdown construction, used today for heavy-duty workboots for linemen, loggers, and first responders. The Industrial Revolution gave us the Goodyear Welt Stitching Machine, which made it possible to equip American and allied forces with reliable service boots—in addition to making quality, recraftable footwear accessible to the middle class for the first time in history.
We are committed to keeping these traditions alive and are proud to have a hand in writing the next chapter of this incredible story. This is why we handcraft all of our shoes and boots here at home—not just a few “heritage” styles or limited editions. And we make the entire product here, from heel-to-toe, using no pre-assembled components from overseas. It’s not the easiest way to do it, or the most profitable, but it’s the way we’ve always done it—and the way we always will.