This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas based Shoes and Sneaker companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Shoes and Sneaker industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Texas Shoes and Sneaker Companies
Like many new products and brands, Hari Mari’s roots were born out of a futile search for signs of color & comfort in a sea of decidedly blah flip flops. Mostly black & brown in color.
Mostly uncomfortable & blister-inducing in feel. They bought, tried & tested many times over, leading us back to the same result.
They were allowed to choose between color or comfort. Choosing one meant never having the other.
That’s when they decided they wanted both, and soon after came Hari Mari. Want to learn more about Hari Mari? Check out their BLØG..
Floafers is a startup shoe company specializing in EVA foam-made shoes for both men and women. Its patented design includes strategic vent holes & side gills for breathability and fast drying.
Floafers are made of environmentally friendly closed cell EVA foam, which make the shoe lightweight, waterproof, and anti-microbial. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Texas..
Through cutting edge Bio-sensing with real-time communication technologies, we can Provide instantaneous, multi-parameter assessment of various conditions, medications and potential medical emergency situations. At Goodrich Technology Development Corp, we are working hard to build ideas and technology with a wide scope of applications.
Life Sciences/Bio and Medical Monitoring, Forensics, First Responder and consumer applications. Retail/ Consumers: Medical Monitoring: Shoes that can take Vitals, Blood Pressure, Pulse, Identify rhythm anomalies, track and send via texts and alerts to caregivers.
Monitor Blood sugar markers, Geo fencing as well as contact emergency services. A critical niche, that is an affordable monitoring alternative and makes fiscal sense to Medicare, for patients with Diabetes, Alzheimers, and fall risk patients.
Retail/ Consumers: Cutting Edge Footwear that recognizes other footwear. Biomedical, Alzheimers, First responders and Military applications Our tech allows consumers to connect with games like Pokemon Go and have a broad range of applications.
Hunting Boot with integrated, Patented UV headlight system. The UV light Makes blood, Urine and Feces glow brightly.
For identifying animal territory markings and tracking injured game. Senior Shoes with Patented “voice-activated” headlight system, Fall Alert, Vitals, Emergency notification Children: Recognizes friends, lights up and plays music when in proximity.
Neiman Marcus Group
Neiman Marcus Group is a company that owns an apparel store that sells everything from shoes to shirts.
BOOTLEGMARKET.COM/ The global peer-to-peer shoe marketplace: commerce, social, news. Founder/CEO/Stylist Sarah Ellison Lewis knows good shoes.
And you do, too!. .
Matt Halfhill launched NiceKicks.com in 2006 to provide sneaker enthusiasts with the most up-to-date information and news on everything sneaker related. What started off as an online publication, NiceKicks.com has since expanded and developed into a vast sneaker community with over 1.5M Facebook fans, 2.8M Instagram followers, and 775k Twitter followers.
Having gained a huge online presence, Matt Halfhill wanted to give the members of the Nice Kicks community a physical destination for everything that the website represented, and in February of 2010 the Nice Kicks Shop opened doors in Austin, Texas. Today, NiceKicks.com and the Nice Kicks Shop continues to bring together the ever-growing sneaker community, engaging them in the latest sneaker news and information, as well as providing enthusiasts with the latest and most exclusive sneaker products..
SHOEBACCA.COM got its very humble beginnings when two community-minded brothers named Marc and Robert Schlachter started selling used name-brand athletic shoes to underprivileged families at local neighborhood markets. Along with those early grass-roots efforts, they also shipped truckloads of shoes to areas all over the world, primarily to third-world countries where the need was greatest.
This became the inspiration for SHOEBACCA.com, and helped set the tone for this new business and outreach program. Officially formed in 2002, SHOEBACCA.comidentified an opportunity to extend its reach by establishing itself as a reseller on eBay.
After a number of successful years operating on eBay’s platform, SHOEBACCA.comlaunched a full-scale retail website in the spring of 2007. Through word of mouth, SHOEBACCA.comquickly became a leader in the online footwear retail market, offering thousands of styles by many of the world’s best shoe brands at competitive prices.
Attention was immediately placed on growth through proper placement, innovative technologies, competitive shipping processes, and professional customer service. SHOEBACCA.com is located in Irving, Texas with its home office and adjacent 250,000 square-foot warehouse.
At any given time, there are as many as 25,000 styles of shoes, accessories, and athletic gear housed within the Irving facility.. .
Nice Kicks Retail
Nice Kicks expanded offline from their blog roots to open their first brick and mortar store.
Heelys is a designer, marketer and distributor of innovative, action sports-inspired products.
Pastry Shoes, Pastry Apparel and Pastry Handbags by Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons – The official site for Pastry Shoes
Footwear company premised on a patented technology called WaveSpring, a laterally stable lightweight, compact spring that is placed on heel and forefoot of shoe. Runners competing in Spira shoes have won over 250 major marathons and races around the world.
A recent University study from Canada found that the technology improves metabolic function including lower oxygen consumption requirements. The company has recently developed a relationship with a partner in Asia who will not only distribute the product but oversee development and production; this partner owns all of the Footlocker locations in Korea and distributes several U.S.
brands throughout Asia. The company’s mission is to improve the human condition..
Team Express is a distributor of sporting goods and athletic equipment, footwear and apparel.
This article was written by Mark Adams from Levi Keswick. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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