The Rockport Company is a producer of shoes situated in Canton, Massachusetts. Established in Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1971 by Saul L. Katz and his child, Bruce Katz, the organisation produces footwear and works stores in the United States and 66 different nations around the globe. Rockport shoes are by and large produced in China, Vietnam, or other East Asian nations. The organisation right now does not make footwear in the United States.
In 1930, Samuel Katz established the Hubbard Shoe Company, which had its first production line in Rochester, New Hampshire; after eight years the organization utilised 700. In 1945, Saul Katz took control of Hubbard from his dad. In the 1960s, U.S. shoe producing progressively moved to nations with lower work costs, making it troublesome for U.S. plants to remain aggressive despite less costly imports. Saul Katz encouraged Congress to help the American shoe industry, and in 1977 the Carter organisation forced standards on shoe imports, yet the controls arrived past the point of no return for Hubbard, which left the business in 1970.
Saul Katz kept on running a surviving auxiliary spun off from Hubbard, called Highland Import. It worked out of workplaces in the old Diamond Shoe Company in Marlboro, Massachusetts and imported shoes from Brazil. Good country Import worked with American marked shoe organisations to create exceptional items. One was hand sewn overwhelming cowhide slipper displayed after a shoe created by Walter Dyer in Rockport, MA. At the point when Saul Katz went to the tannery in Brazil, he named the calfskin Rockport.