The founder of Stride Rite, Jacob A. "J.A." Slosberg, started working in the shoe industry in 1892. In 1919, he set up his own company in a converted stable in Boston along with his partner Philip Green. In 1933, they purchased the name Stride Rite. Slosberg's career lasted more than 60 years. The brand's rich history is evident in every product they make.