Lowell Shoe, Inc makes Nurse Mates
8 Hampshire Drive, P.O. Box 904
Hudson, New Hampshire 03051-0904
(603) 880-3884 (Fax)
*Customer Relations & Order Processing
Hours: 8:00AM-5:30PM (EST) Monday through Friday
Lowell Shoe, Inc. began as Phyllis Shoe in Lowell, MA in 1927, manufacturing women's and children's sport shoes. During WWII, when leather was rationed, Phyllis Shoe survived by making both non-leather, non-rationed shoes, and rationed leather footwear, and in 1943, introduced "in-stock service", which was a great success among independent shoe retailers.
As the company grew, they expanded their product lines, introducing nurses' footwear, "loafers", boots, and saddle oxfords, among other styles. Then in 1959, Phyllis Shoe became Lowell Shoe Inc. and in 1961, Nurse Mates, Lowell's first national brand, was launched. Today Lowell is the largest manufacturer of white professional footwear in the world.
In 1967, Lowell began manufacturing in Puerto Rico (later expanding to the Dominican Republic as well), and in the 70's and 80's added Day Lites, Soft Spots, and hosiery products to its growing line of merchandise. In 1981, Lowell moved to its present location in Hudson, NH, and capacity doubled to more than one million pairs of shoes! Today, Lowell offers a full line of footwear, hosiery and accessories and continues with the same commitment to quality and comfort that started back in 1927
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