Born on the streets of Capri, the Jack Rogers Navajo sandal immigrated to America courtesy of style icon and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Kennedy favored its elegant ease as a relief from the mannerist style that her official life demanded. First made by small, independent cobblers in and around Palm Beach, the Miami Footwear Company put the sandal into expanded production in 1960. The Jack Rogers Navajo sandal became an immediate hit, as it became available to fashionable women coast to coast.
A half century later, the Jack Rogers Navajo sandal is still made by hand in Florida. It is supplemented by a fully-evolved, year-round footwear and ready-to-wear accessories collection, whose emblems are inspired by the original shoe of the 1960s. Jack Rogers has expanded into a full lifestyle line incorporating iconic design elements and thoughtful color combinations into women's and girls' shoes, dresses, handbags, boots, and more. Since its inception, Jack Rogers' well-designed products and wearable, affordable styles have afforded the brand a devoted following that spans generations.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City recently recognized Jack Rogers' heritage by initiating the brand into its prestigious Costume Institute.