Blog Posts from Zimmerman Shoes

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...


Spring At Last

shoes for children spring 2016
 
Our Spring 2016 collection is trickling into the webshop, and we couldn't be happier about it. Spring has always felt particularly darling and delicate to us, so sweet scallops, pale pinks, and soft suedes seem fitting.
 
In honor of the glorious coming of Spring, a passage from Willa Cather's My Antonia:
 
“After that hard winter, one could not get...


A Beautiful Valentine's Day

We were lucky to be a participating shop in one of the sweetest shoots in honor of Valentine's day. Styled by the lovely Sarah and shot by Holli of Holli Horton Photography, this one is full of adorable little ones and super cute clothes and accessories.

 

valentine's day baby girl's outfit

Tops | Bows | Bracelets

 

cute girls outfit for valentines day

Pinafore |


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.
 
kids shoes made in america
 
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