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Welcome to Munro American!


We are a family owned and operated business.

Our founder, Don Munro moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1959 and established the original Lake Catherine Footwear, which was a division of a New Hampshire based shoe manufacturer. In 1972 Don purchased the Arkansas division and established Munro & Company, Inc.

There are 2 of Don’s 5 children still in the business today, Bruce, who is CEO, and Mollie, who is Executive Vice President. Don is still actively involved in the business though he also spends a great deal of time working on his many philanthropic interests.

Today, the company operates two Arkansas factories, Lake Catherine Footwear and Clarksville Footwear, and a distribution and warehousing facility, the Fred Young Center, in Hot Springs. Over a third of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years and some or our people have parents and grandparents who worked here.

We are the exclusive manufacturer of the Munro American line of women’s professional comfort footwear. We also import and distribute Jumping-Jacks children’s shoes and a line of men’s safety-toe work boots.

The Munro American brand represents the premier line of women’s footwear in the marketplace that is dedicated to sizes and widths and comfort.  In fact, our shoes carry the tag “Proper Size, Perfect Fit” which further stresses our commitment to these standards.  We are one of the few remaining shoe manufacturers in the United States and pride ourselves on being able to compete in a market place dominated by imported footwear.