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Double H Boots

Note: as of 2020, I have observed that more Double H Boots are made in China by third-party manufacturers under contract. Production of boots made in China is low-quality, cheap junk. The author of this boot information board does not recommend Double H boots made in China whatsoever. NOT all Double H boots are made in China – some are still made in Pennsylvania and some in Mexico. Check the COOL (Country Of Origin Label) before making a purchase.

History

Double-H Boots began in 1955 in Richland, Pennsylvania. The original factory location was an area shoe company that had other facilities in the Reading area and had no future needs for the plant in Richland. The H.H. Brown Shoe Company purchased the building, looking for a location to manufacture western footwear.

The Richland facility was named the Richland Shoe Co. and began producing cowboy boots and work footwear. Shortly after production, a competitor introduced a new style called a “harness boot.” H.H. Brown introduced a similar product called a “snoot Boot” and made it at Richland Shoe for a lower cost. For many years, it was almost the total production of the Richland plant. Richland shared sales personnel with the Carolina Shoe Company and for some time had a single sales manager. The western side at Richland continued to grow and a separate sales force and management was created.

By the 1970s, western boots had become the majority of boots produced. The Richland plant was the first in the United States to manufacture western boots with a safety toe. When computerized fancy stitch machines hit the shoe market, the line expanded into the dress western boot business. In 1981, the company expanded to a facility in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. In 1993 the name was changed to Double-H Boots to reflect the company heritage of H.H. Brown.

In the 1990s to 2000s, the majority of the work and dress western styles were manufactured at the Womelsdorf facility.

In the spring of 2002, Double-H Boots purchased the Acme Boot Company.

In the 2010s, some production of casual, fashion, and western lines of Double-H were outsourced to China, resulting in poor craftsmanship and bad products. Some production was outsourced to Mexico, which is fine. Boots made in Mexico are good and well-made.

Information About Double H Boots

Styles of boots made: cowboy boots, motorcycle boots, and work boots.

Value: Double H boots present a poor value for the price paid. The boots are not as well-made as others.

Availability: Many licensed third-party vendors sell Double H Boots.

Custom sizing: Not available.

How to order: Try on and purchase in brick-and-mortar stores or from on-line vendors.

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