The history of blue jeans begins — and ends, brand loyalists would argue — with Levi’s. In 1873, the U.S. government granted a patent to San Francisco shop owner Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada, to make denim work pants strengthened with copper rivets. The two men named their enterprise Levi Strauss & Co., after Strauss’ bustling dry goods store, and launched what became one of the world’s most enduring and widely recognized clothing labels. Like its iconic jeans, Levi’s footwear celebrates versatility and understated style: think canvas and leather lace-up sneakers, two-tone leather boots, and padded insoles for maximum comfort. These kicks aren’t just for adults: Levi’s offers a wide range of sneakers, high-tops, heavy-duty Mason boots, and denim boat shoes for kids.