Our Story – Mark Albert Boots

Our Story


Mark Albert Boots is an independent brand founded in Somerset, Pennsylvania. At Mark Albert, we produce high-quality, American-made leather boots. 

Our journey began when our founder, Mark Albert Barbera, began searching for his own pair of Chelsea boots in November of 2015. Mark, a fashion-forward, but penny-conscious college student was discouraged by the lack of quality affordable options on the market. As a designer and entrepreneur, he decided to design his own boot. After pitching his design to a small boot manufacturer in his hometown of Somerset, PA, Mark decided to take his idea to Kickstarter. His campaign was 152% overfunded in September 2016, and from here, Mark Albert Boots was born. 

Founder, Mark Barbera, with our Ladies Classic Chelsea Boot in mid-production