Our Story

Maine has a rich history of shoemaking reaching far back into the 19th century. Some of the world’s finest shoemakers learned their craft through generations of providing handmade shoes for leading shoe companies around the world. And no Maine town was more renowned for shoemaking than Dexter, Maine, a small community nestled in the forested hills of central Maine. Today, with the support of the community and the skills of the craftsmen who still live in the area, MaineSole is helping to breathe new life into an industry that was once the heart and soul of this community. With its first line of footwear, MaineSole is offering classic design and fusing it with contemporary flair to offer premier handcrafted shoes.  When you order a shoe from MaineSole, rest assured that each shoe is handmade by a top-notch craftsman right here in our old brick mill in the heart of central Maine. And every pair of shoes you buy helps rebuild a community and keep quality American shoemaking a valued part of our culture.