I had the opportunity to visit iconic American shoemaker Allen-Edmonds’ corporate-owned Shoe Bank in Port Washington just north of Milwaukee. The Shoe Bank is attached to the AE factory as well as their corporate HQ.
I visited after the workers had gone home so I wasn’t able to see the factory but I had a chat with Chris who was working in the Shoe Bank. They’re executing a steady expansion plan opening up stores in the US. Their fourth and largest NYC store will open this fall on 43rd St.
In the last 12 months they’ve enjoyed quite a bit of press coverage and visits as they are enjoying the resurgence of “Made in USA” and heritage brands.
|View of wing containing AE corporate HQ|
|View of factory (left) and wing containing retail Shoe Bank (right)|