Sometime ago on a cool crisp October day the idea of making shoes from American Bison Leather was conceived by Harrison Trask during a day of fly fishing near his home in Montana. A devoted fly fisherman, Harrison had spent the day casting toward rising trout on the Madison River. Late that day, as he stood waist deep in the river, he noticed a large herd of Buffalo grazing along the bank. A footwear executive of 30 years, Mr. Trask wondered, "Why have I never seen shoes made from Buffalo leather?" Mr. Trask discovered that hundreds of commercial Bison ranches existed throughout the US and that ample supplies of the Bison leather were available. He also learned that his leather had a unique quality that he had never seen before... it was soft and mellow, yet wore like iron. Soon, the H.S. Trask brand dedicated to old fashion quality and comfort was born in Harrison's ranch home in Bozeman, Montana. Today, H.S. Trask footwear is made from America's Original Leathers Bison, Elk, and Longhorn.