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This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Shoes and Sneaker companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Shoes and Sneaker industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Massachusetts Shoes and Sneaker Companies
M.Gemi is a new kind of luxury brand handcrafting shoes in the most well-regarded, family-owned artisan factories across Italy. M.Gemi introduces new, limited edition styles every week, and sells directly to consumers, which allows us to offer our shoes at surprisingly attainable prices.
They believe that old-world luxury craftsmanship is perfect. But they also believe a revolution is in order.
It’s why they’re doing things differently – starting with shoes.. .
Adelante offers classically styled men’ and women’s leather shoes handmade by master craftsmen. They built shoes that are on par with the highest quality footwear in the market at a fraction of the price.
The company created a new social impact model called the Living Well Line to define the relative cost of living well in the town where the craftsmen work. It connects the customer with their craftsman via photo and video throughout the production process, while also communicating the positive impact of their purchase.
Adelante Shoe was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.. .
YORK Athletics Mfg.
YORK Athletics Mfg. is a brand that facilitates an online store which markets footwear and accessories for athletics.
The accessories it markets include t-shirts, caps, duffel bags, and socks. YORK Athletics Mfg.
facilitates a website that enables individuals to write articles related to fitness. YORK Athletics Mfg.
was founded in January 2015 by Travis York, Kyle York, and Mark McGarry. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
The first season of footwear launched in spring 2016.. .
OOFOS brand footwear is powered by an innovative, cutting-edge proprietary foam material we designed with a world-class chemist
It began with a flash of inspiration. It was 1825 in the Somerset village of Street and James Clark was busy working at the tannery owned by his brother, Cyrus.
Among the sheepskin rugs, the off-cuts and cast-offs were piling up when James had a brainwave: “Slippers!”. And the rest, as they say, is history.
A few stitches and a few years later, the sheepskin slipper was born. It was the very first Clarks shoe and the opening chapter in a remarkable story that continues to unfold to this day.
In the decades that have passed since the young Mr. Clark’s eureka moment their shoes have seen social, political and economic revolution.
They’ve seen fashions in footwear come and go, and come again – everything from court shoes and winklepickers to wedge heels, sandals and sneakers. They’ve tapped to the beat of crooners, rockers, Britpoppers and hip hoppers.
They’ve walked, marched, strode and sashayed through an ever-changing world. Their feet, meanwhile, have stayed firmly rooted in Street.
Casa Couture is a company offering a brand of shoes for women. It is mainly focused on the combination of fashion and comfort in footwear especially for expecting mothers and married women.
Casa Couture was established in 2011 by Claudia Espinola. It has been recognized by WWD, The Bump, and ABC News..
Planetshoes.combelieves in healthy people and a healthy earth. We strive to support sustainability and a healthy lifestyle in the products we carry.
Being eco-logical is more than a task; it is a philosophy and lifestyle that incorporates us with our environment, even down to what we wear on our feet. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Planetshoes.comis a lifestyle shoe retailer dedicated to selling comfortable, stylish and well-made shoes.
Online since 2001, we specialize in active, comfortable, healthy and earth-friendly products with a flair of fashion. In our products, we seek to blend function, style, comfort, value and eco-ethics, and we provide a large selection of wellness, eco-friendly and vegan shoes.
Our brands offer modern lifestyle designs as well as posture friendly and earth friendly features that help make living a healthy lifestyle easier. We are first in our industry to launch a CarbonFree Plus shipping alternative and have partnered with several of our brands to donate to green initiatives through an organization called 1% for the Planet.
We endeavor to provide great customer service and a warm friendly attitude in delivering you these products at the best possible value. We help support our customers needs, beliefs and lifestyles, and we love hearing from you.
Recognized by the INC 500 in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States, Planetshoes.comis constantly looking for new brands and innovative shoes for our loyal customers.. .
FootSizer is a mobile app for easily sizing kids’ feet. You’re a parent and your children need new shoes.
You dread dragging them to the shoe store, waiting in long lines, only to be told that the one pair of shoes they really want is on the shelf, but out of stock! Total meltdown! And buying shoes online is no better. 85% of parents incorrectly guess their children’s shoe size, leading to time-consuming returns and unhappy children.
Total meltdown! But worry no more! FootSizer is a free mobile app for easily sizing kids’ feet. Using your mobile phone, FootSizer scans your child’s feet and automatically calculates their shoe size; FootSizer then creates fun images of their feet to share online … and enables you to quickly shop from online retailers that have the shoes your child wants, with their shoe size in stock.
So join us, on this mission … to help keep children’s feet comfortable and to avoid … a total meltdown! FootSizer overlaps the digital health and shoe markets.. .
Autonomie Project is a new Fair Trade fashion company offering stylish sweatshop-free & eco-friendly footwear, clothing and accessories. Launched in late 2007, the founders of Autonomie Project were inspired by the lack in the social marketplace of a truly wearable & affordable ethical clothing brand.
With the strong desire to effect positive change in our world, these few good friends set off to start a small company with big dreams that aligned with the values of the growing grass-roots movement towards global sustainability. .
Bennett Footwear Group LLC
Bennett Footwear Group LLC is designs, imports, and distributes branded and private label women’s and children’s footwear.
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