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About Bostonian


Tradition and Innovation in Men’s Dress Shoes
Bostonian has been crafting men’s dress shoes with uncompromised comfort and exceptional style for over 110 years. Founded in 1899 by Charles Jones in Whitman, Massachusetts, Bostonian was the first premium men’s footwear brand — and the first to introduce flexible dress shoes. Our passion for creating breakthrough comfort technologies has advanced the footwear industry, providing men with a highly versatile selection of traditional and contemporary styles that equip them to confidently pursue success.

Flexible Comfort
We pioneered the first truly flexible leather dress shoe, offering our customers footwear that feels perfectly broken in from the very first step. Our Flexlite® and DURAlite® collections combine athletic-shoe technology with dress-casual shoe style, revolutionizing comfort in long-lasting, ultra-lightweight footwear.

Adaptable Style
From traditional styles with genuine leather soles to modern takes on the classics with sleek silhouettes and comfort outsoles, Bostonian designs dress shoes for every facet of a man’s life.

The Best of Both Worlds
The hallmark of Bostonian is combining the best of Old World craftsmanship with the most modern innovative technologies. This allows us to create durable, comfortable, beautifully crafted shoes that feel like no others.

Bostonian Today
Clarks Companies, North America bought Bostonian in 1979 and has proudly continued the Bostonian tradition — providing men with the quality, value and comfort that have earned their loyalty for over a century.

About Bostonian Shoes
C & J Clark America Inc., 156 Oak Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464