Founded in 1918 by none other than John Shoemaker, Wesco Boots earned an indelible, rough-and-tumble reputation in the outdoors almost a century ago when they first appeared on the muddy slopes of Oregon’s timber camps. Today, this family-owned business builds uncompromising footwear from their original location in Scappoose, Oregon, focusing on material, quality, and craftsmanship. Wesco's legacy is crafted from manufacturing methods like stitchdown construction per the logging work boot tradition, using steel shanks, leather insoles, exceptional uppers, and over-the-top patterning. The dedicated Wesco bootmakers work as a team, hand-to-hand, in a 155 step-by-step process that requires skill, strength, and discipline. One of the first makers to introduce boot re-building, which remains central to their identity and approach today, Wesco pushes the boundaries of a boot’s durability amidst the working conditions of the day, creating inventive footwear designed for the working man. As our Americana boot maker with history, family ownership, and dedication to the industrial uses of footwear governing the core of their production, Wesco’s are built to be tested and loved for life.