Our founder, Don Munro, moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1959 and established the original Lake Catherine Footwear, which was a division of a New Hampshire based shoe manufacturer. In 1972 Don purchased the Arkansas division and established Munro & Company, Inc. After decades of ownership Don’s five-children purchased Munro & Company, Inc. keeping the legacy alive. While three of the owners manage the daily operations of the company, Don is still actively involved in the business. Today the company operates three facilities in Arkansas: Lake Catherine and Clarksville for development and manufacturing, and the Fred Young Center for distribution and warehousing. Along with making shoes in Arkansas, we also source uppers and finished shoes from global partners. Munro is the premier line of sizes and width footwear for women in the United States and we only partner with those retailers who cater to the needs of their clientele.