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Samuel Hubbard

Samuel Hubbard

Shoemakers since 1930, Samuel J. Katz began the Hubbard Shoe Company, a small Children's shoe factory in Rochester, New Hampshire. Samuel spent his life working with shoes, along with his son, Saul Katz, who entered the family business in 1943. Over the years, Hubbard grew to 900 employees and two factories, making shoes that quickly became known for fit, comfort and durability. As a family-owned business, The Hubbard Shoe Company made footwear with a great deal of pride and attention to the smallest details.

In 1973 Hubbard Shoe closed its doors, as did many New England shoe factories when shoemaking moved offshore to cheaper labor markets. That year, Saul Katz joined by his son Bruce, started a new shoe business, sourcing shoes in several small factories in Brazil. They went there and taught them how to make very high quality shoes. They imported materials and machinery for them and stood in their factories to supervise the new products being made. Thus was born the new Katz family shoe business, The Rockport Company, where Katz family was able to create their own shoe brand and to set high standards for every shoe. Building on a tradition that goes back nearly 85 years, the Katz family launched Samuel Hubbard Company in 2014, once again, as a family business.

Bruce Katz believes you will find Samuel Hubbard Shoes to be the most comfortable collection of shoes you've ever seen. Making people feel fantastic and look fantastic in their shoes has been their family tradition for more than 85 years. Samuel Hubbard offers shoes of the very highest quality using the finest leathers from around the world. Fit and comfort are paramount in their designs and they have returned to Europe to work with some of the finest shoemakers in the world. As the third and fourth generation of a shoemaking family, they follow in the tradition of producing shoes that people love. At Samuel Hubbard shoes, they make no compromises in comfort and craftsmanship. 

Over the years, my father often said that, "We make friends with our shoes, one pair at a time". We hope that you agree and that you will enjoy many great walks in your Hubbards.

Bruce R. Katz

CEO & Founder of Samuel Hubbard Shoe
Co-Founder of the Rockport Shoe Company


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