The company known today as Johnston & Murphy® was founded in 1850 by William J. Dudley, an immigrant English shoemaker who established his shoe factory in Newark, New Jersey. Dudley teamed with James Johnston in 1880 and continued to manufacture high-quality shoes. When Dudley died in 1882, William H. Murphy became Johnston's new partner and the company became Johnston & Murphy. In 1957, Johnston & Murphy moved to its present location in Nashville, Tennessee.
Throughout its illustrious history, Johnston & Murphy shoes have maintained a commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative designs. Johnston & Murphy shoes use only the highest quality materials and components. Leather is hand selected from around the world and combined with traditional and proven construction for a fit that can’t be beat.
During the 1990s, Johnston & Murphy shoes expanded their line to include Johnston & Murphy accessories. Today, men need to dress to impress and they can do that by carrying a briefcase or wallet crafted from rich leather or durable fabrics. And when it’s time to relax and dress down, Johnston & Murphy offers a comfort collection of loafers, sandals and oxfords crafted to exacting standards.
Johnston & Murphy have shoes, boots, and other footwear to suit your needs. Johnston & Murphy Footwear has been the shoemaker to the American President since 1850. Now you can proudly say that Johnston & Murphy Footwear is your shoemaker, too.