In the beginning, HELM was a boot company that sought to unify classic designs, high quality materials and handmade construction for a wearable, comfortable boot that could transition in any environment. The boots were made in Istanbul and crafted from elements found all over the globe.
Lately, we've been doing a lot of thinking about our American heritage and what constitutes the new American economy. Our fathers and grandfathers were all skilled at working with their hands and their jobs were the ones that built the great American cities. The working class of our era contributes just as much and in many new creatively-driven fields. HELM is the classic male boot for this new creative working class who also identifies with our rich American story of creating and manufacturing. HELM wants to celebrate all that made America great and is now having all HELM boots handcrafted in Maine, USA, from US-sourced leathers and materials. HELM brings together our existing brand with these new ideas and combines them with founder Joshua Bingaman's lifelong passion for men's shoes and boots.
From historic design inspiration, through expert leather craftsmanship, down to the sweet familial call names - HELM is about stylishly unpretentious integrity. Designed in Austin, handcrafted in the USA.