George Brown Bilt

The George Brown legacy began over 138 years ago in St. Louis, Missouri.

Starting from the bottom as a sales clerk in a local shoe store, George Brown rose quickly through the ranks to be the company’s top salesman. After unsuccessful attempts to grow that company’s business, he took the initiative to build his own brand.

Going on to supply the US military combat boots during WWI, Brown stamped his products ‘Brown Bilt’, guaranteeing his shoes would stand the rigors of war. It is in reverence of his legacy, that we reintroduce George Brown Bilt.

A modern men’s footwear brand that echoes our namesake’s commitment to innovation paired with good old fashioned hard work.

The embodiment of the American dream of building something from nothing.

The concepts are inspired by the original 1914 collection: Officer, Enlisted, Field and Basic Training, now focused on men who live a modern innovative life.

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