Originally known as the Wellco Shoe Corporation, Wellco Enterprises' first shoes were much different than the ones it makes today. Lightweight slippers and casual shoes branded as Wellco Foamtreads, the shoes were discontinued in 1985. However, the Tennessee-headquartered company diversified in 1965 by stepping up to produce a military boot during the Vietnam War. To date, Wellco remains one of the top innovators of combat boots. It is dedicated to outfitting both the men and women on the battlefields and those veterans returning home. In addition, civilians and tactical operators throughout the country wear these military boots. No matter where the battle lines are drawn, Wellco works to ensure well-performing products for those in the service.