Long May You Wear Them

Our heritage is as rich as the stories told by your grandparents and great grandparents.

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In the late 1850s, Benjamin Rosenberg swiftly established himself as an exceptional shoe cobbler upon his arrival in New Orleans from Europe.

Armed with a cart brimming with tools and work samples, he embarked on a new chapter, transforming into B. Rosenberg Shoes manufacturing under the name Rex Shoes. Initially selling his wares on the streets, Rosenberg’s dedication led him to construct his first factory on Magazine Street. As the dust settled after the Civil War, his four-story tall factory, covering nearly an entire city block, stood tall as one of the largest manufacturing companies in the south.

After the Industrial Revolution, needing more space and automated equipment, they built a factory on 215-221 Decatur Street in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter. By this time, his children had joined him in business, and by the turn of the century, the company was selling internationally.

Fast forward to 1985, when the business closed. Our founder, Nanette Rosenberg Adair — a descendant of B. Rosenberg — has worked tirelessly to bring the Rex Shoe name back into the limelight, honing our skills, embracing new techniques and materials, while never compromising on our core values of quality and attention to detail. We are thrilled to welcome you to the new world of Rex Shoes.


Using the finest materials available to the trade, Rex is handcrafted in Spain with lambskins or suede uppers with goatskin lining. Each shoe has custom arch support insoles as well as lightweight and flexible outsoles — all designed to be as soft and comfortable as they are chic. Our partners have been making shoes for hundreds of years with precision and expertise, ensuring that you enjoy a truly unique and luxurious experience with every step.


We seamlessly married form and function, crafting visually stunning footwear that effortlessly transcends trends and stands the test of time.


We are here to redefine the way you experience footwear, infusing it with an exquisite blend of aesthetics with the finest materials for unparalleled comfort.


By prioritizing eco-friendly practices, responsibly sourced materials, and ethical manufacturing processes, we embrace our responsibility to protect the environment.


Our recent collaboration with INVERSA leathers introduced python as a material to our line. More than just footwear, the shoes from the REX x INVERSA collection support critical efforts to restore the delicate balance of ecosystems and to raise awareness of today's critical environmental crisis


Step into the world of Rex Shoes and immerse yourself in the timeless elegance and unparalleled comfort that we offer. Join us on this journey of reimagining classics, preserving tradition, and creating footwear that not only reflects your unique style but also embraces the values that have been passed down through generations. With Rex Shoes, every step becomes an expression of who you truly are with grace, the utmost comfort and redefines what it means to walk with elegance, style and ease.