McRae Industries was founded in 1959 by Branson J. McRae as a manufacturer of children's work/play footwear utilizing the process 82 construction. In 1965, the United States Government chose the direct molded sole, vulcanized construction for our military's combat boots. McRae converted their Process 82 equipment to accommodate the vulcanized construction.
In 1967, McRae bid on and was awarded its first contract through the United States Department of Defense to manufacture Olive Drab Jungle Boots for soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. It was at that time that McRae Footwear emerged as one of the highest quality manufacturers of military footwear on the market today.
Since 1967, McRae has consistently manufactured military footwear for the United States Department of Defense. Not a single year has passed when McRae was not a key supplier of footwear to the most advanced fighting force in the World. The reason that our military has always relied on McRae Footwear as a contractor is because of our unprecedented craftsmanship and our commitment to providing military personnel with a product that surpasses performance standards; a product that many consider to be the most important item a soldier possesses.