CHIPPEWA® Quality

Handcrafted in the USA

In 1980, Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company embarked on a new campaign, - "Hand Crafted by people who care". The campaign focused on the skill of the craftsmen who work for Chippewa that are truly responsible for the high quality outdoor footwear by ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA®. Over the years, this campaign has evolved into our company philosophy that Chippewa products use only premium raw materials and are hand crafted in USA. To this day, our U.S. made boots still carry the "Hand Crafted in USA" labels as homage to the men and women that have built the Chippewa brand. Read More...

Vibram® Outsole

Vibram® is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, targeted to the outdoor, work, recreation, fashion, repair and orthopedic markets. For more than 70 years, the famous yellow octagon that identifies our brand has been synonymous with quality, performance, safety, innovation and design.Read More...

3M™ Thinsulate Ultra Insulation

Thinsulate™ Ultra insulation is loftier and thicker than original Thinsulate™ insulation for even greater warmth and comfort, yet still thin enough to allow complete freedom of movement. A mid-loft insulation, it is designed for some of the harshest conditions on earth and retains insulating value in damp conditions. Read More...

Dri-Lex®

Dri-Lex® delivers heightened comfort through a moisture management lining system that is totally breathable and quick drying.

Chip-A-Tex®

The Chip-A-Tex® waterproof membrane system is breathable. Water is locked out of the boot by the membrane shield but air passes through from the foot for maximum comfort.

Waterproof

Seam seal construction helps keep feet dry and comfortable.

Steel Toe

Steel safety toe cap meets or exceeds ASTM - F2413-11 standards for impact and compression.

Composition Safety Toe

35% lighter than a steel toe cap it has no heat or cold temperature transference, non electrical conduction or magnetic charge properties. It's non rusting and non-corrosive and meets or exceeds ASTM - F2413-11 standards for impact and compression.

Electrical Hazard

Non electrical conduction of electrical potential or magnetic charges. Safety toe cap meets or exceeds ASTM - F2413-11 standards for impact and compression.

Dual Guard

Solid steel plate between outsole and insole prevents nails and other sharp objects from penetrating the foot. Safety toe cap meets or exceeds ASTM - F2413-11 standards for impact and compression.

Horween® Leather

For more than 100 years, Horween Leather Company has been supplying ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA® with some of the best leather in the world. ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA® has collaborated with Horween® to manufacture this boot exclusively in Horween Leathers. The leather selected follow the traditional techniques and formulas of old world tannages. Horween® leathers are still made today, by hand, the same way they were generations ago.

Gardtoes™

ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA® has been producing Steel Toe Safety Shoes for over 85 years. Gardtoes™ Safety boots are designed and built to protect against the most common accidents. Extra quality of leathers and other materials, the best workmanship obtainable, comfort, proper fit and many other special features are combined with toe protection to give the workmen the utmost in value and service.

Vintage Vibram

In the 1950's, The Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company was one of the first boot manufacture to introduce U.S. made mountaineering boots with the Italian-made original Vibram® soles... In celebration of over 50 years of continuous partnership, Vibram® and Original Chippewa® have collaborated to re-issue cobranded vintage Vibram® soles with the same attention to grip, durability and traction.

CSA® Electrical Resistance

These soles provide electric shock resistance for any environment where accidental exposure to electrical currents is possible. Manufactured with electrical insulating properties to withstand 18,000 thousand volts and a leakage current not exceeding 1mA.

CSA®Sole Puncture Protection

Extra thick soles provide puncture protection from sharp objects in heavy work environments. Sole puncture protection to withstand impacts up to 125 Joules. Desgined to withstand a force of not less than 270 lbs. and resist cracking after being subjected to 1.5 million flexes.


In the 1950's, The CHIPPEWA® Shoe Manufacturing Company was one of the first boot manufacturers to introduce U.S. made mountaineering boots with the Italian-made original Vibram® soles. To this day CHIPPEWA® offers Vibram® soles on most models, staying true to our heritage as a leader in outdoor footwear.

In celebration of over 50 years of continuous partnership, Vibram® and Original CHIPPEWA® have collaborated to reissue co-branded vintage Vibram® soles with the same attention to grip, durability and traction.

 

Thinsulate™ Ultra is lightweight, breathable and moisture-resistant. But Thinsulate™ Ultra insulation goes one step further than regular Thinsulate™. It is loftier and thicker than original Thinsulate™ insulation for even greater warmth and comfort, yet still thin enough to allow complete freedom of movement. A mid-loft insulation, it is designed for some of the harshest conditions on earth and retains insulating value in damp conditions.

Thinsulate™ insulation works by trapping air molecules between you and the outside. The more air a material traps in a given space, the greater its insulating value. Because the micro-fibers in Thinsulate™ insulation are far finer than other fibers, they trap more air in less space, which naturally makes it a better insulator. So we haven't repealed the laws of nature with our thin insulation; we've simply obeyed them better...to your advantage.

  • breathable
  • moisture-resistant
  • both machine washable and dry-cleanable