Thorogood Division/Weinbrenner Shoe Company

Thorogood Division/Weinbrenner Shoe Company

108 S Polk Street
Merrill, WI 54452-2348

United States
800-569-6817
Pat Miner

An true American success story.

The Weinbrenner Shoe Company is the achievement of Albert Weinbrenner, the son of a German immigrant and cobbler. Albert began his apprenticeship at age 13 working for his father. By his early 20’s, in his spare time, Albert was designing work boots specifically for the trade jobs his friends had around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1892, at the age of 27, Albert started his own cobbler business with partner Joseph Pfeifer.

Weinbrenner and Pfeifer enjoyed immediate success – becoming well known for the new fangled “jobber” boots they made. So, from the start, innovation and craftsmanship have been at the heart of the company’s success.

By 1908, Weinbrenner’s reputation for making quality-affordable work boots expands tremendously. As a result, five distribution centers are built around the country to help insure speedy delivery of footwear to customers – this is when our famed Wingand Wheels logo is born. Back then and even more today, it symbolizes our determination to be self-reliant and steadfast to react to our customer’s needs.

Leading the way through innovation.

Weinbrenner is a leading manufacturer and innovator in the footwear industry, initiating many of the significant occupational safety features that are common today. Over the last 120 years we have collected countless patents for footwear safety and comfort designs, and manufacturing technologies. In 1919, Weinbrenner was recognized for building the first self-sustaining factory in the country – with a steam generating power plant in the basement.

We are constantly exploring new opportunities to improve safety, comfort and performance in every product we make. Our benchmark for quality is high – demanding nothing less than what our customers should expect in premium handcrafted footwear.

Top Products

Station Boot

Station Boot

SoftStreets™ 10" Wellington - Safety Toe Poromeric Academy Oxford Oxford ASR Ultra Light...

Fire Devil

Fire Devil

Upper: 6-7 oz. Black Oil Tanned Logger Leather, FLAME and Cut-Resisting Construction: Goodyear Storm Welt...

EMS/Wildland

EMS/Wildland

Upper: Black Prime WATERPROOF, FLAME, and Cut-Resisting Leather, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material Construction: Goodyear Storm...

Firestalker Elite

Firestalker Elite

Upper: 6-7 oz. Black Oil-Tanned Fire Leather Construction: Cement Lining: Cambrelle® Insole: Moisture-Wicking Removable Footbed on Reinforced...

Hellfire Rubber

Hellfire Rubber

Thorogood's Hellfire series provides superior protection for structural fire fighting. That's because Thorogood...

Made in USA Leather

Made in USA Leather

Upper: Black Boulder WATERPROOF, FLAME, and Cut-Resisting Leather with Scuff-Resisting Vibram® Rubber Toe and...

Power HV

Power HV

Upper: Black Prime WATERPROOF, FLAME, and Cut-Resisting Leather Abrasion Resisting Rubber Toe and Heel...

Knockdown Elite

Knockdown Elite

Upper: Black Prime WATERPROOF, FLAME, And Cut-resisting Leather, Abrasion Resisting Rubber Toe And Heel...

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