Established in 1876 by George Henry Bass of Wilton, Maine, G.H. Bass & Co. began with a man on a simple mission ­ to make the best possible shoe for the purpose in which it will be used.

A hard-won reputation for quality, comfort and durability is exactly what has kept Bass in business for almost a century and a half. Personifying the American spirit, Bass shoes have been worn for generations, shaping them into an iconic symbol of discovery, perseverance and self-expression. Our customers are born from the backbone of American history.  They represented our nation. They explored territories unknown. They defined pop culture.  They saw the world from a new perspective.  And Bass was with them every step of the way, making it the choice for Adventurers and American Heroes.

This isn’t heritage for nostalgia’s sake.  There’s a trusted and reliable way to make hard service footwear. GH Bass has perfected the technique over decades of development and innovation, adapting to meet modern challenges, proving that A True Original Is Always In Demand.