17 Apr Cat® Footwear Launches Made in America Boot
Cat Footwear is excited to announce the brand’s first ever American made boot. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled shoe makers, the Liberty work boot from Cat Footwear is built with a solid dose of American pride. Every component used to make these rugged work boots and everything used to package them has been manufactured in the United States.
Caterpillar, Inc, the global licensor of Cat Footwear has been manufacturing the equipment that helps build America for more than 200 years. It’s with a genuine “can do” American spirit that helped turn Caterpillar into the company that helped move the earth and build roads. Now, the same name that brought innovation and steam shovels brings you steel toes, made the American way.
“Every component of the boot and packaging has been manufactured right here in the United States,” says Cat Footwear Marketing Manager, Kelly Ballou. “We really felt that having an American made boot was critical to our line because of our rich heritage. Manufacturing is what our country was built on and we want to support that, even if we are doing it one boot at a time.”
The 8” Liberty features leathers from Minnesota, stitching from Michigan, a sock liner from Massachusetts, laces from Rhode Island, a steel toe from Wisconsin and a slip resistant rubber outsole from Missouri. It is available in black and brown, steel and soft toe versions and was handcrafted in the Wolverine Worldwide factory in Big Rapids, MI by expert shoemakers. “The boot offers consumers a solid dose of the Cat Footwear rugged durability along with American pride,” adds Ballou.