Manchester's Shoe Industry: A History Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 6 pm. Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski share their history of Manchester, New Hampshire's massive shoe industry, and how it shaped the city's landscape, in Manchester's Shoe Industry. Manchester's Shoe Industry (Paperback) By Kelly Kilcrease, Yvette Lazdowski, Robert B. Perreault (Foreword by) $21.99 ISBN: 9781467141420 Availability: On Our Shelves Now Published: History Press - August 5th, 2019 Add to Wish List Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called "Shoe City." More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world. The largest manufacturers were the F.M.