Thorogood is an iconic American footwear brand that has launched its first Australian store - Thorogood Boots- in Melbourne in 2016.
In the late 1880s, Albert Weinbrenner set out to design specialist work boots for the new trade of telephone lineman installing telephone exchanges. These work boots, called Jobber boots, helped the lineman securely grip telephone poles with their legs.
By 1900s Albert’s occupational safety footwear was in service in the steel mills, construction sites, mines and farms across America.
One hundred years later the employee owned Thorogood factory still makes boots the old way. Each boot is handmade using time-honored materials and techniques by American craftsmen that have been honing their skills for generations. Thorogood’s premium footwear boasts Goodyear welt construction, a craft that is time-consuming but considered to be the best method of boot construction.
As part of Thorogood’s launch in Australia, the 1892 Wisconsin boot collection will be showcased in store as well as their prized heritage and workwear boots. These boots use the highest quality leathers, modern materials and time-honoured craftsmanship.