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Top 15 men’s boots made in the USA
Sturdy soles proudly manufactured in the land of Uncle Sam.
Superior craftsmanship and premium materials define these made-in-the-USA men’s boots. While each pair may be an investment up front, these shoes are built to last for years — and only get better with age.
- Not every product available on these websites is necessarily made in the USA. Some brands may only offer a small selection of American-made products. Check the product description before buying to be sure.
Our top picks
Thorogood Men's American Heritage MAXWear 90 Safety Toe Boot
Justin Boots Men's Bent Rail Riding Boot
Red Wing Heritage Men's Iron Ranger Vibram Boot
Top 5 men’s boot brands made in the USA
Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds boots are timeless, stylish and hand-built by skilled craftspeople in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Allen Edmonds designs and manufactures sleek chukkas, classy wingtips, waterproof work boots, high-top sneakers and more made from premium materials. It also offers a recrafting service to give your favorite pair of a facelift — handled by the same team that manufactured them in the first place.
Extremely durable good-looking boots built from the bottom up in Portland, Oregon.
Each pair is Berry Compliant, which means they meet or exceed the toughest guidelines set in place by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Danner boots come with a 365-day warranty, so you can test their quality firsthand.
Sturdy, waterproof boots that will last through one dirty job or adventure to another and beyond.
Its boots meet or exceed the rigid standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials, ensuring top quality and longevity. These styles are suitable for heavy-duty specialized jobs, streetwear or both.
Its Heritage boots are well known in the footwear biz for blending superior craftsmanship with timeless design.
Red Wing boots can be worn to the barn, the bar or to work — whether you spend your days in an office or on the open range. Just keep in mind that while all of its Heritage boots are hand-crafted in the US, some of its work boots are imported ready-made.
70+ American-made cowboy boots to choose from, continuing a Western legacy that began in 1879.
Whether you like plain-and-simple boots or a pop of color and pizzazz, Justin has a wide range of true-American styles — including a partnership with country legend George Strait.
List of 15 American-made men’s boots
The brands on this list offer at least one collection of men’s boots manufactured in the US. Some offer a larger selection of American-made men’s boots than others. Check the product page of the item you’re considering to be sure it’s made in the US.
|Brand||Made in||Products available||What to know||Where to buy?|
|Abilene||Pennsylvania||Cowboy boots||Exclusively made in the US since 1980||Amazon|
|Allen Edmonds||Port Washington, Wisconsin||Casual and dress boots||Select styles made in USA; also manufactures in Italy and Dominican Republic||Nordstrom|
|Bates Footwear||Michigan||Military, police, outdoor boots||39 styles made in the USA||Amazon|
|Brooklyn Boot Co||Martinsburg, Pennsylvania||Casual boots||All styles handmade in the USA||Amazon|
|Carolina Shoe Company||Martinsburg, Pennsylvania||Safety boots||33 styles are made in the USA||Amazon|
|Chippewa Boots||Wisconsin||Dress, casual and work boots||Free express shipping over $120||Amazon|
|Danner||Portland, Oregon||Hiking, work and outdoor boots||Select styles are American-made||Amazon|
|Frye||Massachusetts||Casual and outdoor boots||In business since 1932||Frye|
|Justin Boots||USA||Work, outdoor and cowboy boots||Select styles made in the USA||Amazon|
|L.L.Bean||Brunswick||Outdoor boots||Only a small selection of items are American-made.||L.L.Bean|
|Red Wing||USA||Work and outdoor boots||Select styles made in the USA||Amazon|
|Steger Mukluks||Ely, Minnesota||Moccasin boots||All styles American-made||Steger Mukluks|
|Thorogood||Wisconsin||Men's work boots||65% of Thorogood foorwear is made in the USA||Amazon|
|White's Boots||Washington||Work, outdoor and dress boots||All styles handmade in the USA||White's Boots|
|Wolverine||Michigan||Hiking, work, outdoor boots||Select styles made in the USA||Zappos|
Major retailers that stock American-made boots
These well-known department stores typically stock men’s boots that are made in the USA.
In addition to made-in-America boots, you'll get free shipping and returns from a company known for its excellent customer service.
How do I know if a pair of men’s boots are made in the USA?
Check the label to see where the boots were made. If you’re shopping online, this information should be available in the product description — US shoe manufacturers are typically proud of their made-in-the-USA boots and advertise this clearly.
If you can’t find this information on the brand’s website, contact the company directly to inquire about a specific item.
What does Berry Compliant mean?
The Berry Amendment mandates that the Department of Defense use its funds to purchase goods that were sourced and produced in the US. It applies to products ranging from clothing and shoes to tents, materials and more. Seeking out Berry-compliant products is a way to support American manufacturing, since they are guaranteed made-in-the-USA.
In general, the Berry Amendment is meant to protect American manufacturing, especially during times of war.
Popular brands that are NOT made in the USA
You may be surprised to learn that boots from these brands are actually produced overseas:
- Lucky. Its aesthetic is all-American, but you’ll find that most Lucky boots are imported.
- Taft. The company was founded in New York City but manufactures its men’s boots in Spain.
- Thursday Boot Co. Though it sources 100% of its bovine leather from Tier 1 USA cattle, Thursday boots are not manufactured in the US.
- Hunter. Its rain boots may be an essential part of preppy American wardrobes, but Hunter boots are manufactured in China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam.
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