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 best possible shoe for the purpose in which it will be used.
Since its inception, Bass’ reputation for quality, comfort and durability has 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 New York to Paris, to outfitting pop culture icons, Bass remains the top choice for adventurers and American heroes. Today, the company continues George Henry’s simple mission and remains an iconic brand, rich in heritage and tradition that defines classic American style. In the true spirit of its pioneering legacy, Bass continues to find new ways to combine the classics with the contemporary, adapt to meet modern challenges; and prove a true original is always in demand.