It all started in Newark, NJ, a town near the port of Ellis Island, where the vast majority of European immigrants entered the U.S. One of those immigrants was William J. Dudley, a master craftsman schooled in the classic tradition of English shoe making. Filled with hopes of American opportunity, he established the company that became Johnston & Murphy.
The Est. 1850 Collection celebrates the heritage of Johnston & Murphy with artisanal looks that employ timeless craft. Constructed in the same way we’ve made all our products over the past seven generations–with superior workmanship, legendary quality and modern style.