From lifestyle sneakers to moto boots, slipper flats and slides — the array of made-in-the-USA footwear brands is surprisingly vast.
The list includes labels that are well-known for their domestic production as well as a few that are slightly more under the radar — and the growing number of brands producing on American soil testifies to the new life “U.S.-made” is having in the footwear industry.
Not to mention, the workmanship that goes into these often hand-crafted shoes results in styles of both high quality and unique flavor.
The increasing costs of manufacturing in China, combined with a desire to be closer to the production line to enable designers to oversee all stages of the process, has fueled a boost in footwear brands looking into producing in the USA.
The benefits: Sampling and manufacturing times can be shorter, so both the designer’s prototypes and production runs can be turned around quicker, ensuring that styles hit shop floors and, of course, your feet, faster.
From more established labels such as Frye, which started producing its boots in Massachusetts in 1863, to newer companies, such as Mara and Mine (pictured above), the range of brands that are choosing to manufacture in the U.S. spans a multitude of styles and aesthetics.
So get patriotic and support American manufacturing by buying U.S.-made shoes.
We’ve rounded up some of the best styles on the market to purchase now.