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Their name comes from the Latin word calere – meaning to glow with passion or intensity. And the word speaks to a culture that has propelled us through 137 years of success.

Caleres is a diverse portfolio of global brands, which fit people’s lives: Family, Healthy Living and Contemporary Fashion. Their products are available virtually everywhere - in the over 1,200 retail stores we operate, in hundreds of major department and specialty stores, on our branded ecommerce sites, and on many additional third-party retail websites. 

Famous Footwear and Famous.com serve as their Family brands.

Their Contemporary Fashion brands include Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Vince, Via Spiga, Diane von Furstenberg, Fergie Footwear and Carlos Santana.

Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's, LifeStride, Bzees and Rykä represent their Healthy Living brands.

Combined, these brands help make Caleres a company with both a legacy and a mission. Their legacy is their more than 130-years of craftsmanship, their passion for fit and their business savvy, while their mission is to continue to inspire people to feel good…feet first.

In 1927, during a decade of tremendous cultural shifts and progressive thinking, Caleres, Inc. launched a women’s footwear line with the radical idea of combining current fashion with comfort features. Naturalizer became one of the first shoe brands that women could turn to for feminine style they coveted and comfort they thought was impossible to attain. The recent suffrage movement had provided women with new-found freedoms and, as hemlines became shorter and shoes became the focus of fashion, Naturalizer symbolized what modern women had achieved. Naturalizer honors the brand’s original promise to deliver feminine, stylish, comfortable shoes in a manner that is relevant to the busy lifestyle of today’s woman.

Read about Naturalizer at Work shoes from our fashion blog.

Caleres was formerly known as the Brown Shoe Company.