Scott Hawaii had its start in 1932 after founders Elmer and Jean Scott moved from Marblehead, Massachusettes to the Territory of Hawaii. Coming from a long lineage of shoemakers, it didn't take them long to establish a reputation within their new community as manufacturers of quality footwear. Their specialty was plantation boots for the sugarcane and pineapple field workers who were so prevalent back in the day. With the start of World War II, materials came in short supply and businesses servicing the United States military were given priority access to these materials. To meet these new conditions, Scott Hawaii changed direction and began focusing on casual footwear, which it sold to the military exchanges. The “slipper” was born.
Scott Hawaii was founded on the principal of quality and to this day it is still the most important aspect of the business. Scott Hawaii backs its products with a “lifetime of the sole” guarantee. Without question it is the best in the industry. Scott Hawaii footwear is guaranteed against defects such as, but not limited to, straps pulling out or sole separation for the life of the sole. The life of the sole is effectively over when the outsole has worn through to the next layer at any point.