In October of 1901, Chippewa Boots was founded in their namesake city of Chippewa Falls, WI. Chippewa Boots was named after the city which was named after the Indian tribe in the region. Their quest was to one day, create the finest boots and shoes in the United States. At the time, Chippewa Boots employed 175 people, mainly women, and produced 1,200 pairs a day.
In the beginning, Chippewa Boots mainly produced a high end logging boots for the pulp and paper industry. The Chippewa mainstay, Logger Boot, outfitted thousand of brave lumberjacks. They required sharp saws, honed axes, strong ropes and Chippewa Boots.
Chippewa Logger Boots were quickly known as the best boots for the outdoors. With the reputation Chippewa Boots was creating, their quality Logger Boots spread throughout the entire United States and in 1910 their factory increased production to 2,500 pairs a day!
Chippewa Boots has played their part in every era. The Chippewa Engineer Boots through the 1930's. The Chippewa Arctic Boots for the cold-weather battles of World War II. Even through the 50's when Chippewa introduced Chippewa Snake Boots for hunters and outdoorsmen.
Chippewa Boots have always been know for quality, durability and technology. Chippewa Boots, "The Best. By Far."