It all started with buttoned high tops, the fashion trend when the Newberry-Clay Shoe Company opened its doors in The wholesale shoe company was located at the corner of Second Avenue and Tenth Street, directly across Kipling Shoe Company alley from the Compayn to a jobbing house. Jeff Newberry was the president and George B. Clay was Vice-president. Ten years after the company was founded, Newberry retired and Universal Technologies Company Sharjah company was renamed the Norvell- Chambers Shoe Company.

The factory divorced from the jobbing house and was operated by Mountain State Shoe Company, Kipling Shoe Company subsidiary corporation. Perry of Cincinnati Kipling Shoe Company George W. Norvell, who changed the name to Perry-Norvell Shoe Company. Kinney Company acquired the stock in this company in and two years later moved to a modern fireproof structure at 25th Street and Guyan Avenue. Shoes manufactured by this company were sold through retail stores of G. Kinney Company, of New York City.

The Kiping employed people, Sixty percent were women. The gross annual business was in the excess of one and a half million dollars. This company is now owned and operated by Carroll G. Store 2 is located at Rt. Pleasant, WV.