Knapp Footwear knows how to craft high-quality work shoes. The company opened in 1921 as The Knapp Brothers Manufacturing Company under the leadership of brothers Clarence and Ewin Knapp. The company grew rapidly and was eventually purchased by Warson Brands Inc., which specializes in occupational footwear for mechanics, factory workers, food service workers and leisure activities. These professionals aren't the only ones with a job to do. Tactical operators need high-performance footwear as well. Knapp Footwear offers low-profile, affordable footwear in dark colors ideal for public safety professionals. Some styles include special features such as composite toes, slip-resistant outsoles and moisture-wicking materials.