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List of Shoe Manufacturers and Companies

Updated January 15, 2020 367.9k views35 items

Put on your best foot forward for this list of the top shoe companies and shoe manufacturers in the world. Popular American shoe companies like Converse and Sketchers are known as cool lifestyle brands, but shoe manufacturers in the USA are only one segment of the market. Among other instantly recognizable shoe company names on the international front, Germany is the home of Adidas shoes, while Reebok - creator of the Pump - was founded in the UK. What are the most successful footwear manufacturing brands? It's tough to rank the best shoes company, so this list of top shoe companies ordered alphabetically. 

The most famous shoe manufacturers in the industry are represented here, so it's a good reference if you're thinking of working for a footwear company. Also, if you're in the market for new kicks, we have a separate list of shoes stores for your shopping needs. 

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    Fashion accessory, Sports equipment
    Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories. The company is based in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. It is the holding...  more
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    Boss Holdings

    Clothing, Footwear Manufacturing
    Boss Holdings, Inc. (Boss) operates primarily in the work gloves and protective wear business segment....  more
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    Brown Shoe

    Wholesale, Retail
    Brown Shoe Company is a global footwear company that owns and operates a variety of market-leading footwear brands. Its headquarters is located in Clayton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis....  more
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    Fashion, Footwear Manufacturing
    Camper is a shoe company based in Inca, Spain. Lorenzo Fluxà Rosselló founded the company in 1975 after inheriting a shoe factory from his father, Antoni Fluxà, a Majorcan shoemaker. The Camper brand...  more
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    Coach, Inc.

    Fashion accessory, Clothing
    Coach, Inc. is a New York-based luxury fashion company that got its start manufacturing small leather goods. Coach is known for accessories and gifts for women and men, including handbags, men's...  more
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    Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing
    Converse is an American shoe company with a production output that primarily consists of sports wear, and lifestyle brand footwear. Converse manufactures its products under the One Star, Chuck Taylor...  more
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    Athletic Shoes & Apparel, Footwear Manufacturing
    Crocs, Inc. is a shoe manufacturer founded by Scott Seamans, Lyndon "Duke" Hanson, and George Boedecker, Jr.—to produce and distribute a foam clog design acquired from a Quebec company called Foam...  more
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    Cydwoq Inc

    Fashion, Footwear Manufacturing
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    Deckers Outdoor Corporation

    Athletic Shoes & Apparel, Footwear Manufacturing
    Deckers Brands is a footwear designer and distributor based in Goleta, California, United States, founded in 1973 by University of California, Santa Barbara alumni Doug Otto and Karl F. Lopker. In...  more
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    Footwear Manufacturing
    etnies is a footwear brand based in Lake Forest, California, United States, and is owned by Sole Technology, Inc. As of 2013, the company sponsors professional skateboarders and releases signature...  more
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    Footwear Manufacturing, Shoe Stores
    Footstar, Inc., is a former shoe retailer based in Mahwah, New Jersey. The company was traded under the symbol “FTAR” on the Pink Sheets. In April 2012, Footstar was merged into Xstelos Holdings, Inc....  more
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    Heelys, Inc.

    Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing
    Heelys, Inc., formerly known as Heeling Sports Limited, is the company which currently owns the Heelys, Soap, and Axis brands. Heelys' headquarters is, and for its entire history has been, located in...  more
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    Iconix Brand Group

    Clothing, Textile industry
    Iconix Brand Group is an American brand management company that licenses brands to retailers and manufacturers primarily in the apparel, footwear, and apparel accessory industries. Its brands are...  more
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    Sportswear, Footwear Manufacturing
    K-Swiss, Inc. is an American footwear company based in Westlake Village, California. The company designs, develops, and markets a range of athletic shoes under the K-Swiss brand....  more
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    Kenneth Cole Productions

    Clothing, Footwear Manufacturing
    Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. is an American fashion house founded in 1982 by Kenneth Cole....  more
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    LaCrosse Footwear

    Athletic Shoes & Apparel, Footwear Manufacturing
    LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is an American company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1897 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the footwear company relocated to Oregon in 2001 where its Danner Boots subsidiary...  more
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    New Balance

    Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear
    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., best known as simply New Balance, is an American footwear manufacturer based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The company was...  more
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    Nike, Inc.

    Fashion accessory, Sports equipment
    Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and...  more

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    Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc.

    Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing
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    R.G. Barry Corporation

    Footwear Manufacturing
    R.G. Barry Corporation is engaged in developing brands and marketing products in three areas of the retail accessories category. These products include footwear, such as slippers and sandals; foot...  more
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    Rocky Brands, Inc.

    Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing
    Rocky Brands, Inc., formerly known as Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and markets outdoor, work, western and Military footwear as well as outdoor and work apparel and...  more
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    Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing
    Skechers is an American shoe company headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, founded by CEO Robert Greenberg and his son Michael in 1992. After Robert left LA Gear, which he had founded in...  more