The A G S Footwear Group, now in its third generation of family ownership,
over 79 year-old firm specializing in the servicing the footwear industry.
Established in 1932 as a shoe components wholesaler, the firm was created
by Alex and Sarah Jacobs with the primary objective of serving the material
and component needs of local cobblers. The original staff of the company
consisted of the Jacobs and a warehouseman. As the company grew through
the 1940's and 1950's, the geographic area increased and the product offering
was broadened to service shoe and department stores.
In the 1960's, the second generation of Jacobs took the helm and the operation
was broadened to include rubber footwear and weather related overshoes.
As the 1970's arrived, the firm began importing and distributing athletic
footwear and children's footwear to department stores, chains and independent
retailers in addition to its burgeoning accessories business..
Positioned for the Future…
In the late 1980's/early 1990's, the third generation of family entered
the business. To create new distribution channels and serve new customers,
the Company broadened its distribution reach as well as established its
own group of brands in footwear. A medical division was established to
be a complete resource for pedorthists, ortho-shops and footcare specialist.
In 1990 the CUDAS® brand footwear line was born. CUDAS® is a surf/resort
footwear line sold to chains, department stores, and independent active
lifestyle retailers. In 2001, the SUPERIOR BOOT CO® brand was born to
further develop the weather boot business and service shoe stores, equestrians
shops and feed and seed supplies. In 2010, the SMILEY SLIPPERS™ brand
was created to service hospital, occasional, and whimsical gift shops.
In addition, a private label footwear division exists to work with great
partners to leverage our knowledge niche and develop specialty OEM product
for name brands, catalogs, chain retailers.
For over 79years the company has grown from its founders and one employee
to a full service importing, distributing and sales organization. To serve
its customers, the Company utilizes the latest information systems technology
for inventory control, sales tracking, and accounts receivable control
combined with a personal commitment to service. Total sales representation
covers the United States and Caribbean islands as well as distribution
in Canada and Central America. With a forward thinking attitude and market
awareness, The A G S Footwear Group is poised to continue its growth and