G.H. Bass & Co was established in 1876 and is the originator of the penny loafer shoe previously known as Weejuns. They’re known for bench crafted and hand stitched quality shoes. A hard-won reputation for quality, comfort and durability is exactly what has kept Bass in business for almost a century and a half. Personifying the American spirit, Bass shoes have been worn for generations, shaping them into an iconic symbol of discovery, perseverance and self-expression. Our customers are born from the backbone of American history. They represented our nation. They explored territories unknown. They defined popular culture. They saw the world from a new perspective. And Bass was with them every step of the way, making it the classic choice for Adventurers and American Heroes alike.