The Scott Hawaii History
New Shoe Factory in Honolulu
We came to Hawaii for vacation and stayed. Elmer and Jean Scott from LA-based shoe manufacturer ship 28 tons of machinery to Honolulu to open a shoe factory.
A Step Forward
We partnered with the Ala Moana Opportunity school to provide work for the students, opening up new opportunities for providing industrial employment for our youth.
Women Styles are Coming
Elmer Scott announced the recently developed line of women’s shoes we hoped to introduce shortly in Honolulu.
The "Scotties" Era
World War II led to supply shortages, forcing us to switch over exclusively to making slippers and “Scotties” sandals, instead of heavy shoes.
1950 - 1955
Cooke to Yorktown to Kona
We moved to the Honolulu airport area for five years, which housed a complete factory, offering made-to-order services. In 1955, we moved to our current location on Kona St, featuring a special retail shoe display and salesroom.
Fashion from Head to Toe
Daughter Joan extended the Scott family affair with fashion by designing a small, charming line of sportswear under the label Princess Kauilani.
Scott supplied the Baywatch men with “off the rack” thongs and women with customized red and yellow, higher heeled thongs. These slippers were made available to the public in September.
We celebrated our 75th anniversary with some new designs and events, including a signing by Big Island-based artist Mike Field.
We launched a select line of Scott slippers in Tahiti, spreading our footwear aloha at local chain Carrefour.