PF Flyers

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PF Flyers
Founded 1937
Founder BF Goodrich
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts
Area served
Products Apparel, Clothing, and Shoes
Parent New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
PF Flyers

PF Flyers is a brand of athletic shoes that are currently manufactured by New Balance. In 1933, canvas footwear pioneer B.F. Goodrich patented the Posture Foundation insole, and began adding the new technology to its action shoes. Goodrich shoes with Posture Foundation became known simply as "P-F" in 1937. Fashion trends in the Forties and Fifties saw PF Flyers expand from gyms and ball fields to become fashionable active footwear. "Everything you do is more fun with PF" read one 1947 magazine ad. PF styles ranged from high- and low-top sport shoes to oxfords and moccasins "for work, relaxation and play." By the 1960s, PF was one of the most popular shoes in America, but struggled with industry changes in the early Seventies.

In media[edit]

In the song The Streak by Ray Stevens, it is mentioned that the title character "Didn't have on nothin' but his PF's".

PF Flyers appeared in films such as the 1993 film The Sandlot.[1]


In 2001, New Balance[1] purchased PF Flyers. PF designers modernized Posture Foundation and New Balance re-launched the PF brand in 2003. The brand has been regaining momentum since then.

Made in USA[edit]

In 2015, PF Flyers launched their "Made in USA" line, which is handmade in Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ a b "PF Flyers | Our Story". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Introducing Ball and Buck's Newest Offering [Photo]". BostInno. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 

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