Creating specialized work boots since 1892, Thorogood's success is built on fine craftsmanship and innovation. The company started when founder Albert Weinbrenner began building "jobber" boots, which were designed specifically for linemen working on telephone poles. The company grew in popularity thanks to the commitment to quality, and over the decades has expanded to offer a wide variety of boots and shoes. Thorogood continues to utilize quality materials, innovative designs and reliable construction in each pair of boots. From safety toe wellingtons to lightweight, yet rugged hiking boots, Thorogood builds the footwear you need to work hard and play hard.