Western Chief Boots and Shoes. Founded in Seattle in 1891, Western Chief began making boots to hold up against tough weather conditions during the Alaska Gold Rush. Today, Western Chief continues to provide family footwear options for outdoor wear. Footwear offerings range from lovable character rain boots for kids, whimsical and cozy boots for women, durable work boots for men, and more. Whether you need boots for play, trudging through muddy fields, gardening, navigating city streets, or every day wear - Western Chief has you covered with affordable, functional boots to fit your lifestyle. For those less rainy days, we offer sandals with the same styling, whimsical prints, and bright colors as your favorite boots. Buy your new Western Chief boots at Rogan's Shoes.