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The vast majority of the footwear sold in this country is not made in this country. Meaning most consumers are not buying or demanding Made in USA.

Thorogood must compete against to maintain market position as one of the leading producers of quality occupational safety footwear. They must use globally sourced materials to produce select styles of footwear; about 1/3 of our inventory.

Proudly, 65% of Thorogood Footwear is made at one of their two Union factories located in Wisconsin; their home since 1892. Their Made in USA footwear accounts for 72% of their sales.

The employee owners at Thorogood are committed to maintaining Made in USA production, it's what they work towards every day.

Thorogood’s product development team developed an outsole better than the competition. After a material study and jobsite testing their bootmakers created a sole material that could give a longer life without giving up the comfort and safety features desired by their customers. Using man made materials they were able to replicate the characteristics of natural blown rubber.

Thorogood’s MAXWear Wedge and MAXWear90 Outsoles are the best options for comfort and durability. MAXWear provides an estimated 20-30% longer life compared to the competition and they’re Made in USA.

Thorogood's factories currently process tens of thousands of square feet of leather per week. To meet this demand, they purchase leather from several different tanneries that can meet our needs and specifications.

Variations within the same pair can be difficult to match up due to the slight variations in color, markings and wrinkles of each hide.  No two hides are the same.  Natural color variegations, markings, wrinkles due to animal’s growth pattern, and oil migration within each hide may be visible. Each boot takes on the natural personality of its hide.  Every hide absorbs the color, oils and tumbling effects of the tanning process differently.

No two hides are exactly alike.

Nobody has a boot that looks exactly like yours.

Thorogood is proud to offer a “Built in USA” line of footwear. “Built in USA” footwear uses globally sourced uppers that are bottomed and packed at their two union factories located in Central Wisconsin.  New technologies investments to their factories allow them to build boots in the United States that they previously needed to completely manufacture outside the USA. “Built in USA” continues Thorogood’s commitment to American manufacturing.

Thorogood is always searching for the highest quality boot components and materials.  Whether it’s Italian eyelets or outsoles from Spain, occasionally, Thorogood must purchase globally sourced materials to meet the quality and quantity demands of our customers.  Every effort is made to purchase domestic materials for Thorogood's “Made in USA” footwear. Their “Made in USA” footwear exceeds “Made in USA” federal standards and can proudly be labeled “Made in USA.”

Returns/Shipping

If you don't love our products, please contact us within 30 days of purchase to set up a refund. Please note, we may require proof of purchase to consider your refund request.

Currently, we only ship within the United States. We are working on shipping internationally though, so hold tight! We appreciate your patience and interest :)