American Made Shoes: The Ultimate Source List

Shoe Brands Made in USA

We’ve had many inquires about American made shoes. I admit, they are difficult to find.  I’ve put together a pretty extensive list. Let me know if I’ve missed anything!

SOM Footwear

If you think there aren’t any American made sneakers out there, think again. We’ve found SOM Footwear, shoes designed for an active lifestyle. The shoe’s minimalist design gives you the freedom and stability of barefoot walking with all the protection and support you need.  Each shoe is built with a specialized toe box and heel, so hard to fit feet get ultimate comfort.  All SOM Footwear is made in Colorado of the highest quality weather-proof materials.

American Made Sneakers From SOM Footwear via USALoveList.com

American Made Sneakers From SOM Footwear via USALoveList.com

 

Source List:  American Made Shoes

NOTE: If you don’t think a particular brand’s shoes are made here, click on the link that directs you to the made in USA shoes for that brand. 

NOTE: If you don’t think a particular brand’s shoes are made here, click on the link that directs you to the made in USA shoes for that brand. 

To make your American made shoes even more comfy, try Piggy Pillows’ flip flop insoles or American-made soft gel foot cushions from Body and Sole Comfort. Have we missed anything on this list of American made shoe brands?  Which is your favorite?  Share other American made shoes brands with us.

Check out our sources for American made socks too!

Made in USA Sock Brands via USALoveList.com

Disclosure: USA Love List received some products in this post unconditionally for review purposes. Our opinions are always our own, and we aim to write fair and balanced reviews to promote only the very best of American-made products.

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Post by Jill Homiak

Lifestyle and Fashion Editor, USA Love List. Follow me on Twitter for all things fashion, made in the USA.

Comments

  1. Eliza B also sells flats-including custom made
    OkaB is an off shoot of Okabashi.Okabashi sandals are amazing. They sound ucky because they are plastic,but they have an orthotic type footbed and are incredibly comfortable. Just know the different styles fit a little differently so you may have to try a few to find the perfect fit.
    You missed SAS shoes(San Antonio Shoes)-ot super stylish but a lot of people will only wear this brand
    Johansson-this is the civilian shoe part of a military shoe maker.Their selection seems limited so not sure what is going on with them but the pair I got are beautifully made. Gorgeous leather and actual support in the shoe.Tha is the thing I have noticed with the American shoes I have gotten(Munro and Johansson) is that they actually have proper support in the shoe-like shoes used to have.It makes such a difference.You will never be able to go back to the Chinese made shoes.(Sadly many of which are brands that used to be high quality)
    Those Slogger rain boots are adorable.

  2. This is fantastic – I can't wait to check out these shoe brands!
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  3. So happy to see Cydwoq on the list. LOVE their shoes. One more: Schees's. Badass rain/snow boots made in Montana.

  4. Great post! Thanks, I prefer to buy things made in the USA but am shocked at what little selection we have! Is New Balance really the only sneaker?????

    • SAS shoemakers – makes their shoes in San Antonio Texas. ALL of them!

      • vzeow4l8@verizon.net says:

        SAS Shoemakers most certainly does have a factory in Acuna, Mexico. Only a small number of SAS Shoes are made in the San Antonio factory. Most of their shoes are made in Del Rio; anything requiring hand stitching and lacing is done in Acuna, Mexico.

  5. Awesome list of American made shoes!
    My recent post Why Buy America Made Products?

  6. The Vintage Shoe Company is a great USA shoemaker based out of Pennsylvania!

  7. I recently purchased some new balance shoes, same style I always purchase, knowing they were made in america. when I got home I was checking out the inside anthe tag said made in china. What is up with that.

  8. I’ve been wearing Carolina work boots made in the USA at a union plant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for years. The site I purchase them from has the greatest service imaginable.

    http://www.americanmadeworkboots.com/carolinahome.html

  9. md kennedy says:

    Would love to see a subset of this list showing vegan shoes!

  10. This list needs to be corrected. Many of the companies make only a small portion of their shoes in the US, yet the post makes the unqualified statement that their shoes are made in the US (Eastland, Redwing, New Balance, etc.).

    • Then I am not the only one who noticed this with sites that say “Made in USA” in big bold letters.

      I decided I was tired of spending money on cheap shoes that fall apart after a month. This was the first time I specifically started looking for Made in USA products.

      I was on the HH Brown site looking at shoes under different names. It says at the top in big letters “Made in USA”. I went to see if there were any on sale at other sites and one of the Born styles I looked at had a big old “Made in China” label inside.

      I went back to investigate further and found a qualifier. Only certain styles are made in the USA. Born shoes are made in Vietnam, China, and Mexico.

      I learned from this that I must check out the Made in the USA claims carefully before buying, and that finding stuff made here isn’t all that easy anymore.

    • I agree. This post is misleading. You need a qualifier or better description on your post!

  11. Jill Homiak says:

    John, thank you for your feedback. Yes, it’s true that not all these brands produce 100% of their shoewear in the USA, but the list is meant to be a resource or starting point for where to find USA made shoes.

  12. Rancourt and Company in Maine makes beautiful mocs and boat shoes. Very high quality.

  13. Nick’s boots, expensive but awesome for people who work. Also, Whites. Weinbrenner has been around forever and also makes US shoes and boots. I searched “american made shoes” in google and you were on the top. I guess since you are on top, you have a responsibility to keep this going and update your list! Lots of companies out there that are missing. Thanks for the info,

  14. Yes, an updated list is coming!

  15. Michele says:

    Piper Sandals in San Antonio, TX. Awesome!
    https://www.pipersandals.com/

  16. Sarah P. says:

    Frye shoes are made in China, probably should take them off the list.

    • glad someone else noticed…

      • I believe Fry has one line still made in the US. I can’t remember which it is though. In the end, I agree, remove them from the list.
        Minnetonka Moccasin should be added.

    • Frye boots are made in Mexico I know cause I work for a shoe repair warehouse and I see these shoes and boots on a daily basis

  17. I believe Dansko shoes are made in SE Pennsylvania.

  18. Hmmmmmm I think you missed SAS shoes. Made in San Antonio, TX
    Great shoes btw.

    Thank you very much for your efforts!

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  20. It’d be lovely to see a note on which brands carry wide shoes— us WW folks can’t squeeze our duck feet into every shoe!

    That’s a minor complaint, though, for a great list. Thanks!

  21. I noticed that http://www.donovanslippers.com makes “ballet” flat slippers for men and women.

    And also Linge shoes that makes ballet slipper shoes may be made in the USA as they started their business on etsy. http://Www.lingeshoes.com

  22. Gateway Shoes LLC has been making our shoes in the USA for over 30 years. We focus on larger runs of specialty (niche) items and offer a wide variety of vegan options. We have stayed clear of retail of several years as the price pressures of Asia have kept it from being profitable. We produce over 200,000 pairs per year. We are direct attached EXPERTS!!

  23. This is a great list, but I agree that several of the companies listed (mainly the big brands) only produce a small percentage of their shoes here. My family owns the Aurora Shoe Co. We make all of our shoes by hand in upstate New York and we use all American materials. We pride ourselves on using the best materials we can find and produce one of the most affordable hand made shoes on the market. Please consider adding us to your list. Our website: http://www.aurorashoeco.com

  24. Hello to everybody,
    We are in Baltimore, MD making “Deer Tracks” comfort footwear for ladies and men’s. Our footwear featuring unsurpassable comfort and comes in variety of sizes and widths ( from M to WW). Our sandals feature cork-latex removable insoles and come in variety of styles and colors to fit a wider foot. Our shoes are approved by PDAC for diabetic patients.

  25. Hello to everybody.
    We are footwear manufacturer based in Baltimore, MD. We make Deer Tracks comfort footwear for ladies and men. Our shoes feature double density soles, cow lining with DRY FAST fabric. They come in variety of sizes and widths (from M to WW). Shoes are approved by PDAC for diabetic patients. We also make nice selection of sandals for wider foot with removable cork-latex insole in variety of colors.

  26. Stacia P. says:

    is anything on this list CRUELTY FREE????

  27. Stacia P. says:

    Stop supporting products and companies profiting off of the death of animals! There are USA made alternatives that are CRUELTY FREE!

  28. New Balance- 1 out of 4 are made or assembled in the US. You probably should take them off the list.

    • Thanks Frank. We’ll keep New Balance on the list even though only 25% of their shoes are made in the USA because that’s 100% more than any other athletic shoe manufacturer. Always read the labels when you buy. Take the time to call customer service and confirm if you are ordering online. Let’s show New Balance how much we value their American-made models so they will make more of them in the future.

      • It is a marketing technique, and Americans fall for it sadly.

        100% Made in the USA shoes do not exist. Proof:

        `Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes “Made in the USA.”`
        –NewBalance, source: their website

        They consider 70% percent American made to be American made. They are not trying to redefine what American made means to fit their agenda, which is EVEN WORSE than just accepting reality.

        Here is another one of their delusions:
        `More than 75 years ago, we made our first shoes in the U.S., and we’ve never left.`

        They never left, huh? Yes they did. They left America, there are no 100% made in USA shoes, 70% is the best you can get, and 3 out of 4 shoes you buy are straight up imported or made with imported materials.

        Please take New Balance off the list, let them know why they are off the list, and thank you for the great resource to keep these corporations under control.

  29. I believe Danner boots are made in the USA

  30. May I suggest that when the list is revised to add words such as “all” or “some” after brand name to clarify if companies’ products are all Made in USA vs select models.
    Also Keen has a few shoe models Made in USA.

  31. Doug Pillow says:

    Thorogood work shoes made in USA by Steinbreener of us made leather. Most comfortble work boots I’ve owned. So much of Wolverine and Red wing now China

  32. Chippewa boots. Made in Chippewa falls, WI.

    • Edd Mckenna says:

      Only some Chipps are U.S made. Others made in China. Gotta check the label, I only buy the U.S made boots..

  33. I believe Rainbow sandals as well as Saltwater sandals make a portion of their shoes in the USA.

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  35. Unfortunately, Frye sold in 2003 and as someone mentioned most of their shoes are made in China. Some are made in Mexico and a very few in Arkansas but not with the actual Frye machines/molds, etc.

    Please add Lucchese boots to your list! Made in San Antonio, TX!

  36. Don’t forget Danners made in the USA
    http://www.danner.com/boots/#features=79

  37. Soft Star Shoes (made in Corvalis, OR) and Quoddy (made in Maine I believe), both quality, 100% MUSA

  38. I LOVE my kiwi sandals. made right here in california. most comfy sandals ever.

    http://www.kiwisandals.com/

  39. Thank you for the great list. Unfortunately, many Red Wing boots (not just their accessory brands) are made in China. Sad.

  40. Frye is not american made…its made in mexico..why is it on the list?

    • frye people told me on the phone: “we use factories in china,mexico and usa”. all the while trying to maintain the image of a good ol’ american shoe maker on their website. it’s horse%# my last 3 frye pairs turned out to be made in china. i wonder, did anyone receive a pair of fryes made in usa recently?

  41. broken homme is also great american make boot!!!

  42. Doesn’t anyone make children’s sneakers in the USA anymore? Does anyone know of any? Thanks.

  43. SOIYL shoes – Mexican inspired sandals (huaraches) made in Los Angeles.

  44. No. 6 clogs, Sven clogs, and Freshly Picked baby mocks.
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  45. Great list! I just saw it today, thanks to a friend posting it on facebook. I would love to see my product, Ozark Rope Sandals, included on your list. They are 100% made in the US, even the rope that I use is spun here. My website is http://www.ozarksandals.com

    Many thanks,
    Autumn S

  46. Danner.com in Portland, OR you can sort by made in the USA.

  47. Minnetonka – their website states they originated here but is a little wishy-washy on the language re the manufacturing process. In any case, love their products.

    • Minnetonka is made in China or Dominican Republic. I was just in a moccasin store in Minnesota and couldn’t find on made in the US and there were a lot!

  48. Found your website and was interested in Donovan Slippers, but when the link is clicked on I get: ‘ flannels4baby ‘ – Perhaps a hint I may have to make my own…?? LOL!

  49. Stephen A. Montgomery says:

    My late father ran in track while in high school (The Dalles OR class of 1938). He wore a pair of Wisco shoes. they had cleats in the ball of the sole and a leather upper. Any one heard of this brand and know anything about it?

  50. thanks for this list….we review shoes and i was looking for a good list of American made shoes. youre right. theyre tough to come by nowadays.

  51. Really very good reviews for people.i found your site and click on a boot but getting problem.I dont know what was it.Thanks for nice sharing
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    • Please elaborate which styles are made in the US. Redwing DOES NOT make all of its models in the US. MY women’s composite toe are now made in China. I was embarrassed I posted this without reading first and it was pointed out. Thanks for your efforts, lets go the extra effort.

  52. New Balance needs to be removed from the list. They have “Made In Vietnam”. At least the last two pairs I bought were.

    • I wholeheartedly agree. Last visit to NB store turned up Vietnam, Indonesia, and China on inside. Gluing two pieces manufactured in two different foreign countries is NOT Made In America.

      • probably the reason they fall apart a lot faster these days. good for them, they got to keep the price high while finding the extra savings at the expense of a consumer…

    • Totally agree. Just bought a pair yesterday and found when I got home they were made in China.

    • NB has one or two lines made in America. You have to read the labels, because the others are still made elsewhere.

      • Exactly on the New Balance–check to see if US made or not. Wolverine, Red Wing, and a bunch more of the above have lines made overseas. New Balance is still aces with me. They are the ONLY quality athletic shoe that still has ANYTHING made in the US. Check the websites–they will usually have a MADE IN USA filter.

    • They have one line that is made in the U.S., not all of them are.

  53. You need to mention that not all styles of Wolverine Boots are made in the US. I recently bought a pair and was angry to find out that they were made in China.

  54. soft Star is a great shoe maker here in Corvallas,OR

  55. P. W. Minor Shoes, made in upstate New York since 1867.

    150 years and four generations later, the Minor family remains true to this commitment. Still crafting shoes in their factory in Batavia, New York. Still engineering and building comfort and precision fit into every pair.

  56. You forgot to put Lowa. Made in Slovakia.

  57. The last three pairs of frye i purchased were made in china!!! Contacted frye and they were evasive about it. I don’t care, frye, if you call it “put together in china” it’s the same thing as made in china which is what the stamp says. No way in hell should you charge hundreds of dollars for shoes made in China pretending that your shoes are US made! The way they get around it: “Oh, we use factories in Mexico, China and USA.” Frye had gone cheap and became nothing but an advertising ploy.

  58. New Balance currently still makes a couple of their shoes in Boston: the 990 being one of them. US consumer buying habits have caused these companies to manufacture oversees. If you see a company manufacturing in the US, then support their efforts. Every product has to show where it’s made. If it’s not made here, don’t buy it. As Americans, we’ve become addicted to cheap crap.

  59. Chippeawa makes great boots In USA so does Danner

    • Hoffman boots, made in Kellogg idaho, hathorn boots made by whites in Spokane Washington, Wesco made in Saint Helens oregon ..and of course..Danner made in Portland Oregon..look for the tag on Danners. Visible flag

    • Some Chippewas are made in China now. So be careful.

  60. Sebago sent out a release saying that they are bringing a line or two back to the US. Also, Sperry Topsider has a VERY small US production of original topsiders. They are about 5 times the price of the Chinese stuff. (Levi Strauss also has the same thing with a small US production of jeans, that cost $$$)

  61. Jeff Bolton says:

    Danner boots of portland oregon while not all of thier line is made in usa as much is as red wing

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  63. Thanks for writing this article! I just started working at Cove Shoe factory in Pennsylvania. A few of the brands on this list are made there: Frye, Carolina, and Walkover – but we make a whole lot more. Increasingly more shoe companies are running a “made in the USA” line, so keep buying USA made! It’s working. :)

    • I thought ALL Frye were made in USA and then my shoe repairman said some are made in Mexico. I needed him to put rubber non-slips on my FRYE Ballerina Flats and we could not find the imprint usually around the heel area. Well, I finally found it “hidden” up by the big toe area….MADE IN CHINA !!!!!

  64. Hi Jill,

    Our company, Scandic Footwear, LLC, makes handcrafted clogs and clog boots in New England. Check us out at http://www.scandicfootwear.com.
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  65. Please support made in the USA! This brand is launching JULY 4th 2014! American made CHILDREN’S shoes!

  66. Hi Jill,

    Don’t Forget Okabashi, sister company to Oka-B here in Buford, Georgia!

    http://www.okabashi.com/

    • I can’t believe I forgot to mention, they are not only made here in the USA but also recyclable and made using recycled materials!

  67. Hello, you are forgetting a shiny “star” literally. Soft Star Shoes. Made in Oregon of only USA-made materials, super Eco friendly, includes moccasins, running shoes, slippers, and boots.

  68. Great list!
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  69. What a great list, thanks!

  70. Lindsay M. says:

    There are so many American-made shoe brands that I never knew where out there. It’s good to learn something new!

  71. David Froment says:

    Jill, check out Scandic Footwear in NH. They handmake incredible clogs!

  72. Please don’t forget G.H. Bass shoes. While some are now made abroad, the Bass Weejun loafers (Penny and Tassel) are still made by hand in Wilton, ME. They were my favorites in college (many, many years ago) and have stood the test of time, both in fashion and wear.

  73. w.c.LaRowe says:

    I challenge you to find a pair of New Balance shoes that were made in America

  74. Robin Wilson says:

    This is an awesome list! I’m so happy to say that I see most of the brands that are in my closet now on it.

  75. American Apparel makes a wide selection of shoes in the USA. Including tennis shoes for men and women. Lots of women’s styles.

    Look for the little American flags on the items on their website.
    http://store.americanapparel.net/shoes_cat50005

  76. I noticed no mention of Justin boots made in Texas.

  77. Two weeks ago I saw a pair of New Balance shoes in Cabelas. They, I believe, were made in Vietnam. What the deal with NB? <

    • Jill Homiak says:

      Not all of New Balance shoes are made here. Look for the 990 and 993 series shoes; those are made in the USA. The link in this post directs you to the models that are made here.

  78. Sydney Brown shoes are 100% made in Los Angeles, USA!

  79. I really like Quoddy Footwear. They make boat shoes, moccasins, boots, and the like in Maine. http://www.quoddy.com.

    Regarding New Balance, their website shows their “USA collection”. The 993’s are fantastic – high American content – way more than any other sneaker manufacturer – exceptional durability.

  80. Pardon me, but this list is outdated. Wolverines are 100% imported from china these days.

  81. This list is a great starting point. I would also love to see Sven Clogs added to the list.

  82. I’m always looking for U.S.A. PRODUCTS. However, when you find one you have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Looked at some moccasins and the “cheap” pair start at $159.99. With tax and shipping I’m near $200.00 for very little material and it’s made in “no sane person wants to live” Minnesota. Where you buy a mansion for $20,000.00. Yet they rob you. What I am finding is that these “made in America” are jacking up the prices and are living large under the guise that they are doing it for Americans. One boot was $500.00 and it was a plain old boot. No one and I mean no one is doing what they do because they love America. Alright, maybe a few, but come on people we should get quality boots for under a $100.00. And if you want to stop it, things being made in China and the like, well talk to your self employed neighbor that owns the painting business and only hires foreigners. You have to overhaul the whole judicial system, get rid of these judges and then work on politicians. You, kind of , have to go a little extreme with some of the candidates. Other wise those foreign countries are laughing at us.
    God Bless and stay well.

  83. Frye is no longer made in America. Li & Fung bought the company in 2010, a Hong Kong company and now they are made in China. Maybe this list needs to be researched better.

  84. One great company to follow is LASCO- Los Angeles Shoe Company!!!!!!!!!

    https://lasco.us/
    and http://liveola.com/ a side brand of Lasco. I own the flipflops and they are comfortable!!!

  85. Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals are my favorite. I have a pair of hot pink and white ones that have got to be seven or eight year old. They just never wear out!
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