Washington Shoe Company was founded in Seattle in 1891 to produce tough boots for people working in the Alaska Gold Rush. The Western Chief brand makes durable shoes for the workplace. Western Chief also makes rain boots for men, women, and kids.
Some of the company's rain bo
ots, rain jackets, and umbrellas feature graphics of favorite kids' characters such as Batman to make rainy days more fun. The rain boots are rubber with a cotton lining, and they have pull handles to make slipping the boots on and off easier for children. Western Chief also carries rain gear in a pink, polka-dotted Hello Kitty theme for girls.