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Our story

In 2004, we discovered our first pair of Peruvian boots while backpacking through South America. The quality of the materials used and the craftsmanship that went into making them were immediately clear to us. This led us to bringing these handcrafted shoes to the United States.

Since 2010, Fortress has worked with family-owned and operated factories and workshops to maintain the quality and craftsmanship that first inspired us all those years ago in Peru. We always ensure that the working conditions of the people who create our shoes are safe and that they are paid fair wages.

Handmade in Peru

Peru has a rich history of creating quality, hand-crafted goods, and our shoes are no exception to this.

Fair Trade

We focus on ensuring fair wages, gender equity, and good working conditions for all of our shoemakers.

Timeless Design

We strive to create shoes that are refined and versatile, with an eye for classic silhouettes that will stand the test of time.

We believe the people that make our shoes are just as important as those that walk in them.

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