Blog Posts from Zimmerman Shoes — the factory

Behind the Scenes

Finally feeling like this summer weather is settling in, and hopefully here to stay. We have some fun things going on over at the shoe factory! A few weeks ago, we made a behind the scenes video for an inside look into all of the steps behind the shoe making process. We’d love to share a few BTS photos from our shoot!
 
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Aubrey

Hello everyone!

My name is Aubrey, and I’m so excited to be working with Audrey and the rest of the team at Zimmerman Shoes as their summer intern! I will be assisting with social media, the Zimmerman Shoes Blog, and some fun photo shoots we have planned.

I just finished my third year at Penn State’s Main Campus. At school, I am majoring in Marketing with a focus in retail and brand management. I am also a photographer - I rarely go anywhere without my camera!

I grew up...


Factory Photo Series: Stations Part 1

We're proud to be a small, family operated American manufacturer. Our little old factory is a very special place to us, and that's why we're excited to bring you the Factory Photo Series.

This post's theme is stations. There are over 126 steps that go into making a pair of our shoes, and almost every step is represented by a physical space in the plant. Many of these stations have stayed exactly the same for years. Some have accumulated notes and tips by the people who have worked at each station over time. Here's a quick look at some of...


Talent Tuesday: Barry

Talent Tuesday is our weekly feature where we introduce the people who make Zimmerman Shoes. Our manufacturer is our long-standing family business, the oldest children's shoe manufacturer in the country.

Today it's all about Barry, who's been making shoes here since the early 1960s.
 
 
 
We joke that he came with the building when our great grandfather bought it in 1962. Barry's job involves cleaning all the shoes that come off the production line, lacing them, as well as stamping and packing each shoe box. 
  
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Factory Photo Series: Time

We're proud to be a small, family operated American manufacturer. Our little old factory is a very special place to us, and that's why we're excited to bring you the Factory Photo Series.

This post's theme is time, and there are layers of time all over the place around here. The shoe company dates to 1888, so people have been making shoes here for a while, and it shows. Which, in our opinion, is a good thing.
 
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