Belleville military boots have been in production since 1904, when Belleville Shoe commenced operations across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Its first military boots contract was awarded during World War I, and Belleville has been outfitting the troops with some of the finest footwear ever since. In the beginning, it manufactured straightforward, uncomplicated shoes and boots. However, committed to furnishing breakthrough footwear to the nation's armed forces, it continually improves upon the technology that goes into the renowned boots. Producing over a million pairs of boots every year, Belleville is repeatedly honored by the government for its quality and performance.