Yes, There Really is a Dexter, Maine. Many ask: "What came first, the town or the company?" Dexter, Maine was incorporated in 1816. Located on Wassookeag Lake, it can be found on a map in the center of the state - on the 45° Parallel. Harold Alfond and his family incorporated Dexter Shoe Company in 1957. Alfond chose Dexter because of the people's willingness to learn new trades and a strong work ethic. Since then the company has grown, employing over 3,000 craftsmen in several locations.
Each Dexter employee understands that the key to making great shoes is the combination of quality materials, excellent design and attention to details. Many Maine craftsmen followed Alfond to Dexter and acted as mentors to the other employees. Some of those original employees still remain with the company; others have passed along their skills to their children and even grandchildren who work side-by-side.
Today, more than ever, Dexter knows its shoes have to go everywhere and do anything. The company's full line of men's and women's casual and dress shoes, as well as boating, hiking, walking, bowling and golf styles, all live up to this promise. So whether you are rushing to a meeting or chasing after the kids, putting for birdie or bowling in a tournament - Dexter makes a shoe for your needs.
The attention to detail and innovation is what separates our Product Development Teams from other companies. We developed our patented SST bowling collection based on the feedback from touring professionals. So it's no surprise that over half of the bowlers on Tour wear our SST. Similarly, golfer's feedback led to the introduction of the golf industry's first collection of alternative GolfMocs(tm) and SoftShoes(tm). Inspired by the trend towards relaxed, easy comfort and designed for golfers tired of classic styling, these shoes feature slipper comfort and slip-on convenience without sacrificing traditional golf shoe performance.