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Double-H Boots

 

Double-H Boots

Double-H Boots manufactures western footwear. It is owned by H.H. Brown, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

History

Double-H Boots began in 1955 in Richland, Pennsylvania. The original factory location was an area shoe company that had other facilities in the Reading area and had no future needs for the plant in Richland. The H.H. Brown Shoe Company purchased the building, looking for a location to manufacture western footwear.

The Richland facility was named the Richland Shoe Co. and began producing cowboy boots and work footwear. Shortly after production, a competitor introduced a new style called a "harness boot." H.H. Brown introduced a similar product called a "snoot Boot" and made it at Richland Shoe for a lower cost. For many years, it was almost the total production of the Richland plant. Richland shared sales personnel with the Carolina Shoe Company and for some time had a single sales manager. The western side at Richland continued to grow and a separate sales force and management was created.

By the 1970s, western boots had become the majority of boots produced. The Richland plant was the first in the United States to manufacture western boots with a safety toe, the first boots to pass the now standard Class 75 ANSI tests for safety footwear. When computerized fancy stitch machines hit the shoe market, the line expanded into the dress western boot business. In 1981, it was necessary to expand again. A facility was located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, that was large enough for manufacturing and warehouse space. In 1993 the name was changed to Double-H Boots to reflect the company heritage of H.H. Brown.

Today, the majority of the work and dress western styles are still manufactured at the Womelsdorf facility. The casual and fashion lines of Double-H are produced overseas.

In the spring of 2002, Double-H Boots purchased the Acme Boot Company and rolled out a new line of men's, women's and children's boots under the Acme name.

In 1995, Double-H debuted the Sonora line of western inspired fashion footwear for women. Sonora is a seasonal fashion line with launches twice a year. Plans are to expand the line to include men’s fashion boots in 2006.

Double-H continues a relationship started in 1997 with the rodeo athletes. Double-H is also affiliated with national and local rodeo associations and events.

External links

  • Brand site – doublehboots.com
  • Corporate parent – hhbrown.com
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