If you are like us you are looking for things you love.

Things that last and are made by people who care.

Our founder, Howard Shaffer, launched his career as an early Nike employee.

In 1978 he opened his own shoe factory and went on to manufacture millions of pairs of shoes for some of the largest brands in the world.

He also dedicated himself to the pursuit of true craftsmanship and quality.

In 2000, Howard founded the Otabo brand with the mission of making high quality handmade shoes that are luxurious in style and elegant in construction.

Our family takes pride in working with Howard on his mission and for being one of the few remaining American family owned and operated footwear brands in the world.

The Otabo Family 
Craft & Pride