Do you know about Williams Shoes?
In 1876 William Douglas borrowed $875 to open his own company. He was one of the earliest persons to advertise his products and put his own logo on his own shoes. Williams Shoes specialized in leather shoes and steel toe ‘Safety First’ boots.
His company was the Goodwill Shoe Company in Holliston, Massachusetts. Williams Shoes and a protective layer near the toe protecting the feet from pressures or falling objects. There was also a sole plate preventing pressure from below. Presently in US and Canada these shoes are still popular in different versions called sneakers and clogs. Brands like JBC, Rock Fall also asked for permission to make these shoes.