Established in 1876 by George Henry Bass of Wilton, Maine, G.H. Bass & Co. began with a man on a simple mission - “to make the very best handcrafted shoe.” Since its inception, Bass’s reputation for quality, comfort and durability have paved the way for defining moments in American history. As the official aviation boot of the U.S. Army in World War I, to Charles A. Lindbergh’s choice for the first solo transatlantic flight from NY to Paris, to outfitting pop culture icons, Bass remains the #1 choice for adventurers and American heroes.
Today, Bass continues George Henry’s simple mission, and remains a truly iconic brand, rich in heritage and tradition, that embodies classic American style. In the true spirit of our legacy, we continue to find new ways to combine the classics with the contemporary, proving that a true original is always in demand.