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Where to Buy Shoes and Boots That Are Made in America

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Only 1% of the shoes that are bought in the United States are made here, according to industry representatives, complicating shopping for customers who prefer to buy American. But never fear: We've done the research for you. Whether you want cute sandals, rugged boots, or something in between, here are many of the companies still creating some or all of their shoes in the United States.


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Footskins Men's Softsole Moccasins
Footskins

Footskins

Where they're made: Minnesota
Price range: $29 to $308
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This Northwoods company specializing in handcrafted moccasins, boots, and slippers for men, women, and kids uses only American leather. The company also fulfills custom orders for hard-to-fit feet.


Also available from: eBay

Helm The Xander Gray
Helm

Helm

Where they're made: Maine and Arkansas (select styles only)
Price range: $149 to $295
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Austin, Texas-based Helm began in 2009 making its boots in Istanbul. By 2012 it had moved its manufacturing to the U.S., and now makes most of its footwear here in the States, though it has a separate factory in Brazil — "with a 35-year history of handcrafting boots," it notes. The company has a line of men's footwear that ranges from slip-ons and sneakers to dress shoes and boots.


Also available from: Amazon, Nordstrom, and eBay

New Balance Men's Made in USA 992
New Balance

New Balance

Where they're made: Maine and Massachusetts (select styles only)
Price range: $170 to $250
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This industry giant makes about 30 styles of its running and walking shoes in the United States, although, as the company notes, that means the sneakers contain "a domestic value of 70% or greater" — perhaps not enough for some purists, but about as good as it gets for athletic shoes.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Foot Locker, Shoebacca, and eBay

SAS
SAS

SAS

Where they're made: Texas (select styles only)
Price range: $110 to $395
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SAS, which stands for San Antonio Shoemakers, makes a broad range of comfortable styles for men and women and has stores nationwide. The company makes select dress shoes in Texas and began making footwear for the U.S. military in 2019. Customers can determine whether the shoe they're eyeing is made in America by checking the product description.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, and eBay

Sloggers Women's Rain & Garden Shoes Chicken Daffodil Yellow
Sloggers
SOM Footwear Nutrail Hayloft Blue (Ltd Ed.)
SOM Footwear
Rancourt & Co. Pinch Penny Loafers
Rancourt & Co.

Rancourt & Co.

Where they're made: Maine
Price range: $99 to $750
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Although handmade moccasins remain Rancourt's specialty, the company has expanded to include men's and women's sneakers, boots, loafers, boat shoes, and more. Customers willing to pay a little more can also design their own shoes.


Also available from: eBay

Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing Shoes

Red Wing Shoes

Where they're made: Minnesota (select styles only)
Price range: $240 to $550
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Founded more than a century ago, this prominent company still makes its Red Wing Heritage line of footwear by hand in Minnesota, a painstaking process that takes 230 steps. Select work boots are also made in the U.S.A., but they are available only in the company's stores nationwide.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Backcountry, Sierra, and eBay


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Oak Street Bootmakers Field Boot, Tobacco Roughout
Oak Street Bootmakers

Oak Street Bootmakers

Where they're made: California, Maine, New York
Price range: $256 to $548
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This Chicago company is "100% committed to manufacturing all of our footwear and accessories in the United States," and all of its shoes are fully recraftable through the company, whether customers need new insoles, outsoles, or other service. Aside from boots, it also sells oxfords, loafers, and moccasins.


Also available from: eBay

Eastland Men's Seneca USA Camp Moc Chukka Boot
Eastland

Eastland

Where they're made: Maine (select styles only)
Price range: $240 to $250
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Among the best-known of Maine's crop of shoemakers is Eastland, based in Freeport like chief competitor L.L.Bean. While most of its shoes are now made overseas, you can still shop a tiny collection of American-made footwear: two models of men's shoes.


Also available from: Amazon, DSW, Zappos, Macy's, Shoebacca, and eBay

Quoddy
Quoddy

Quoddy

Where they're made: Maine
Price range: $119 to $450
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Although it sources some of its components abroad, Quoddy's men's and women's boat shoes, loafers, moccasins, and boots are still assembled by hand at its Lewiston, Maine, factory. The company says its "output is measured in dozens, not thousands," and offers resoling and refurbishment services for a fraction of the cost of the shoe.


Also available from: eBay

Hoffman Boots 10" Composite Toe Dri-Line 2
Hoffman Boots
Thorogood
Thorogood

Thorogood

Where they're made: Wisconsin (select styles only)
Price range: $145 to $400
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"You perform a specialized job, you need a specialized boot." Thorogood's rugged men's and women's boots and shoes are made for workers in safety, military, outdoor, and tactical jobs. While some styles are imported, customers can also find American-made, union-crafted footwear. Many styles are available on Amazon.


Also available from: Amazon, Tractor Supply Co., and eBay


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Danner
Danner

Danner

Where they're made: Oregon (select styles only)
Price range: $132 to $520
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Founded in 1932, this Pacific Northwest company proclaims proudly that its boots are "made for adventure, exploration, and the hard work the men and women who wear them perform day in and day out." All of its American-made boots sport a flag emblem; there are men's styles and women's styles. Some are made entirely in the United States, while others are made in the U.S.A. from imported components.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Bass Pro Shops, and eBay

Broken Homme
Broken Homme
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Nicks Handmade Boots

Where they're made: Washington
Price range: $435 to $669
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This Spokane company makes work boots and casual boots, and it specializes in custom orders that offer a huge degree of personalization, from basics such as the type of leather to particulars including toe-cap stitching.


Also available from: eBay

Gurkee's Classic Montego Goldenrod Rope Sandals
Gurkee's
Truman Boot Co.
Truman Boot Co.

Truman Boot Co.

Where they're made: Oregon
Price range: $399 to $590
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Truman's philosophy: "We believe in offering good-paying jobs to good people to transform the standards of the new American labor workforce." All men's and women's shoes and boots are made in its Eugene factory, and the company also offers resoling, repairs, and full rebuilds of all of its boots.


Also available from: eBay

Munro
Munro
Island Slipper
Island Slipper

Island Slipper

Where they're made: Hawaii
Price range: $75 to $145
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Hawaiians pretty much live in sandals and flip-flops (called "slippers" by locals), so it's only fitting that the state is home to Island Slipper. This Oahu company, a family business that has collaborated with the likes of J. Crew and Barneys, makes several men's and women's styles.


Also available from: Amazon and eBay

Cydwoq Danger
Cydwoq

Cydwoq

Where they're made: California
Price range: $194 to $568
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Established in the 1990s, Cydwoq aims to make "unique, timeless, architectural shoes" at its Burbank, California, factory. Its catalog includes men's and women's sandals, boots, and plenty of shoes that defy categorization. All are made to order.


Also available from: eBay

Sven Original Clogs
Sven Original

Sven Original

Where they're made: Minnesota
Price range: $105 to $385
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Though it sources shoe bases from Europe, this maker of clogs and clog boots uses domestically sourced leather and sheepskin and assembles all shoes in the States. It offers a dizzying array of styles for men, women, and children.


Also available from: eBay

Eliza B. Pink Seersucker with Navy Whale
Eliza B.

Eliza B.

Where they're made: Connecticut
Price range: $35 to $135
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If you need a new pair of fun flip-flops for the summer, Eliza B. has plenty of styles in vibrant colors and patterns, and all are produced in the company's Essex, Connecticut, workshop. Customers get to choose their preferred sole on all pairs, or can opt to design their own sandals.


Also available from: Amazon and eBay

Aurora Shoe Co.
Aurora Shoe Co.

Aurora Shoe Co.

Where they're made: New York
Price range: $156 to $234
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All of Aurora's classic, casual men's and women's leather shoes are handmade from American materials in its upstate New York workshop. The company encourages first-time buyers to send a tracing of their feet to ensure a perfect fit.


Also available from: Etsy and eBay

Justin Boots Pascoe Full Quill
Justin Boots

Justin Brands

Where they're made: Texas, Missouri
Price range: $220 to $1,530
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Boot enthusiasts will find several brands under Justin's umbrella: Justin, Justin Work, Tony Lama Boots, Nocona Boots, and Chippewa. Select styles from every brand are still made in America. Customers who want Western-inspired boots may want to check out Justin's men's and women's styles, while those who prefer a more classic look will want to look at Chippewa.


Also available from: Amazon, Tractor Supply Co., Bass Pro Shops, Shoebacca, and eBay


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Zuzii
Zuzii

Zuzii

Where they're made: California
Price range: $70 to $225
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Founded by sisters a little over a decade ago, Zuzii has grown from a garage-based startup to a full-fledged footwear company making women's clogs, sandals, oxfords, mules, and sneakers. The company boasts that it can churn out a handmade pair of shoes in just five days thanks to "incredibly efficient production."


Also available from: eBay

Keen
Keen

Keen

Where they're made: Oregon (select styles only)
Price range: $150 to $265
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Though a relatively young company, Keen is well known among outdoor enthusiasts for its range of sturdy men's, women's, and kids' footwear. While its rugged sandals aren't made in the States, the company does make some of its hiking shoes and work boots in its Portland factory.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Nordstrom, Backcountry, Shoebacca, and eBay


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Okabashi
Okabashi

Okabashi and Oka-B

Where they're made: Georgia
Price range: $22 to $30
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Okabashi designs reflexology-inspired sandals, flip-flops, and clogs from 100% recyclable material at its factory in Buford, Georgia. It notes that each pair of its shoes travel only 7% as far as most imported shoes and backs them with a two-year guarantee. Looking for something a little dressier? Check out sister brand Oka-B for flats and sandals with more embellishments (with slightly higher price tags).


Also available from: Amazon, Target, and eBay

Softstar Adult Solstice Sandal
Softstar
The Original L.L.Bean Boot
L.L.Bean
Chaco Customizable Men's Z/2 Sandal
Chaco
Bates Men's High Gloss Oxford
Bates
White's Boots MP-Sherman Toe Cap (Half Lug)
White's Boots

White's Boots

Where they're made: Washington
Price range: $310 to $740
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This family-owned, Spokane-based business says it continues to make its boots largely the way it did when the company was founded in 1853. There's a pair available for most lifestyles, from casual, everyday wear to specialized jobs including firefighting and logging.


Also available from: eBay

Russell Moccasin Co. Wyman Boot
Russell Moccasin Co.

Russell Moccasin Co.

Where they're made: Wisconsin
Price range: $260 to $822
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Russell promises that it builds some of the best outdoor footwear money can buy, "employing a small number of highly skilled craftsmen" at its Berlin, Wisconsin, headquarters. For that reason, delivery can take anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks.


Also available from: eBay

Frye
Frye

Frye

Where they're made: Arkansas (select styles only)
Price range: $298 to $478
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For many, Frye's leather boots are synonymous with America, and the company certainly has a long legacy dating back to its 1863 founding in Massachusetts. While many Frye's styles are now made overseas, about three dozen kinds of boots and sneakers are still made in the U.S.A. There are options for men and for women.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Nordstrom, Belk, Shoebacca, and eBay

Wolverine
Wolverine

Wolverine

Where they're made: Michigan (select styles only)
Price range: $200 to $425
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This prominent company might be best known for its rugged work boots, but it also makes more casual shoes and sneakers as well as men's and women's clothing. Some of Wolverine's men's work boots are still made in the States, as is the more casual footwear in the 1000 Mile collection.


Also available from: Amazon, Zappos, Bass Pro Shops, DSW, Tractor Supply Co., Kohl's, Shoebacca, and eBay

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole
Allen Edmonds
Lucchese Drea
Lucchese

Lucchese

Where they're made: Texas (select styles only)
Price range: $225 to $14K+
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If you want to invest in a cowboy boot with a pedigree, look no further than Lucchese. Founded in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants, it has counted Bing Crosby, Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other notables as customers. While many styles are imported, others are still made at its El Paso factory, including some men's boots and women's boots.


Also available from: Shoebacca and eBay

Steger Mukluks & Moccasins Arctic with Ribbon
Steger Mukluk Company

Steger Mukluks & Moccasins

Where they're made: Minnesota
Price range: $170 to $300
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If you're a fan of Uggs who would rather buy American-made, check out Steger's similarly warm, cozy selection of men's and women's footwear. The company says its streamlined moosehide mukluks are an ideal choice for those who want toasty feet without the bulk of traditional winter boots.


Also available from: eBay

Beck Handmade Cowboy Boot
Beck Cowboy Boots

Beck Cowboy Boots

Where they're made: Texas
Price range: $420 to $700
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Want to splurge on some cowboy boots made in the Lone Star State? Beck makes footwear "for the working cowboy" by hand in its Amarillo factory. It also makes custom pairs for more-particular cowpokes willing to spend a bit more.


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