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Left to right: Jordan Klein, Jim Klien (President) & Joshua Klein

Our story

Based in Freeport, Maine and family-owned for three generations, Eastland has been designing timeless footwear since 1955.

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Each pair of Eastlands are made with the same legacy of quality and comfort that the company has valued for over 60 years.

Eastland optimize history
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F r e e p o r t , M a i n e

Drawing from the state’s long-standing tradition of handsewn footwear, the Eastland brand is known for its Americana heritageinspired style that reflects our Maine roots and long-standing traditional shoemaking principles.

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Our footwear collections offer styles for women and men who appreciate New England classic attitude, long-lasting quality and great value in their casual footwear. Full-grain leathers, handcrafted detail, durable soles and exceptional comfort are built into every pair.

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60 Years of History

  1. Eastland is Incorporated

    Eastland is officially incorporated on 11/30/55 with owners Jonas B. Klein, Bertram Wolfson and Louis Fishman. Eastland manufactures private label, leather beaded moccasins for National Retail Chains and Mail Order Companies.

    1955

    Eastland is Incorporated
  2. Jonas B. Klein

    1962

    Jonas B. Klein

    Owner and founder, inspecting the first shoes emerging from the Diamond Dryer, a revolutionary machine of 1960s shoemaking.

  3. Freeport Factory

    Freeport Factory

    Busy stitching room floor, in the Maine-based factory, employing more than 300 Mainers.

    1965

  4. 1976

    Easy Steps

    Eastland introduces its first branded line of shoes - Easy Steps. The line’s boat shoeshelp establish Eastland’s products across the United States.

    Easy Steps
  5. Eastland Emerges

    The Easy Steps brand name is changed to Eastland.

    Eastland Emerges

    1977

  6. Handmade

    1984

    Handmade

    Shoes are handsewn and handlasted using long-standing traditional shoemaking principles along with the newest machines and technology available.

  7. Thirty Year Anniversary

    Celebrating 30 yearsof handcrafting quality footwear.

    1985

    Thirty Year Anniversary
  8. 1987

    The Eastland Knot

    Eastland’s wildly popular camp moc collection is customized by consumers with the iconic Eastland Knot. Eastland makes millions of pairs of camp mocs in its 3 Maine factories that employ over 750 people.

    The Eastland Knot  The Eastland Knot 2
  9. Global Footprint

    Global Footprint

    To produce additional constructions that reflect changing style trends, Eastland expands manufacturing to Italy, Brazil and China.

    1990

  10. 1991

    Cool Kicks

    Cool Kicks

    Seville & Brooklyn establish Eastland in Urban Markets.

  11. The Next Generation

    The Next Generation

    Jim Klein is named President of Eastland Shoe Corp.

    1992

  12. 1998

    www.eastlandshoe.com

    Eastland’s first retail website is established, offering consumers Eastland’s complete product line

  13. Three Generations

    Three Generations

    Eastland continues its history of family ownership with Joshua Klein and Jordan Klein joining the executive team.

    2007

  14. 2010

    Maine Manufacturing Returns

    To commemorate the company’s 55th anniversary, the Eastland Made in Maine Collection is introduced. This premium collection of signature Maine-made heritage styles uses only domestically sourced, Made in the USA components and is sold to the finest department stores and boutiques around the world.

    Maine Manufacturing Returns
  15. 1955 Edition

    The Eastland 1955 Edition Collection is introduced, drawing inspiration from the Eastland design archives.

    2011

  16. 2015

    60th Anniversary

    60th Anniversary

    Eastland celebrates 60 years in business and is still headquatered in Freeport, Maine.

  17. Eastland Today

    Eastland’s family of brands are sold through thousands of retailers worldwide.

    2022

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Eastland is Incorporated
Eastland
1955
Eastland Is Incorporated
Eastland is officially incorporated on 11/30/55 with owners Jonas B. Klein, Bertram Wolfson and Louis Fishman. Eastland manufactures private label, leather beaded moccasins for National Retail Chains and Mail Order Companies.
1960s
JONAS B. KLEIN (‘62)
Owner and founder, inspecting the first shoes emerging from the Diamond Dryer, a revolutionary machine of 1960s shoemaking.
Jonas B. Klein
FREEPORT FACTORY (‘65)
Busy stitching room floor, in the Maine-based factory, employing more than 300 Mainers.
Freeport Factory
1970s
Easy Steps
EASY STEPS (‘76)
Eastland introduces its first branded line of shoes - Easy Steps. The line’s boat shoes help establish Eastland’s products across the United States.
Eastland Emerges
EASTLAND EMERGES (‘77)
The Easy Steps brand name is changed to Eastland.
1980s
HANDMADE (‘84)
Shoes are handsewn and handlasted using long-standing traditional shoemaking principles along with the newest machines and technology available.
Handmade
THIRTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY (‘85)
Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting quality footwear.
Thirty Year Anniversary
THE EASTLAND KNOT (‘87)
Eastland’s wildly popular camp moc collection is customized by consumers with the iconic Eastland Knot. Eastland makes millions of pairs of camp mocs in its 3 Maine factories that employ over 750 people.
THE EASTLAND KNOT (‘87) THE EASTLAND KNOT (‘87) 2
1990s
Global Footprint
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT (‘90)
To produce additional constructions that reflect changing style trends, Eastland expands manufacturing to Italy, Brazil and China.
Cool Kicks
COOL KICKS (‘91)
Seville & Brooklyn establish Eastland in Urban Markets.
THE NEXT GENERATION (‘92)
Jim Klein is named President of Eastland Shoe Corp.
The Next Generation
Eastland’s first retail website is established, offering consumers Eastland’s complete product line.
2000s
Three Generations
THREE GENERATIONS (‘07)
Eastland continues its history of family ownership with Joshua Klein and Jordan Klein joining the executive team.
2010s
MAINE MANUFACTURING RETURNS (‘10)
To commemorate the company’s 55th anniversary, the Eastland Made in Maine Collection is introduced. This premium collection of signature Maine-made heritage styles uses only domestically sourced, Made in the USA components and is sold to the finest department stores and boutiques around the world.
Maine Manufacturing Returns
1955 EDITION (‘11)
The Eastland 1955 Edition Collection is introduced, drawing inspiration from the Eastland design archives.
60TH ANNIVERSARY (‘15)
Eastland celebrates 60 years in business and is still headquatered in Freeport, Maine.
2020
EASTLAND TODAY
Eastland’s family of brands are sold through thousands of retailers worldwide.