We built this brand for all the fighters out there and yes, that includes you. The fighting spirit that lives inside all of us is a force that has the power to redefine individuals, inspire communities and change the future. We're committed to inspiring and motivating everyday fighters on their journey towards personal growth, balance and living a life with purpose. To us, that’s worth fighting for.
YORK Athletics MFG. designs minimalist training footwear for men and women. Our signature training sneaker, The Henry, just won ‘2017 Best New Performance Gear Award’ from Men's Health Magazine and has generated a strong following amongst professional fighters, trainers, entrepreneurs, survivors and health and fitness advocates.
It's in our blood, we're a small family owned business that has been designing sportswear in New England for professional athletes and local heroes alike since 1946.
In 2016, the York brothers teamed up with footwear industry heavyweight, Mark McGarry, to launch YORK Athletics MFG, an independently owned direct to consumer training footwear brand.
Indian Head Shoe Company opened an outlet store in the Cigar Factory Building in Manchester, NH and in 1980, our parents Don and Gail York moved it around the corner to Lake Avenue. Don took the outlet store, reinvigorated and evolved it into a sporting goods store. Still in business today, Indian Head Athletics supplies the New England sporting community with equipment, team uniforms and custom embroidery.
Indian Head Shoe Manufacturing Company was founded in the R.G. Sullivan 7-20-4 Cigar Factory Building in Manchester NH, our grandfather Henry Spaulding and partners purchased the factory in 1963 and began manufacturing performance footwear for athletes of American sport like NFL Hall of Famer, Johnny Unitas, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Peggy Fleming.
The York family has since repurchased the R.G. Sullivan 7-20-4 Cigar Factory Building and plan to bring domestic manufacturing back to Manchester, N.H. in the future.