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
Rykä represent their Healthy Living
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.
Naturalizer at Work shoes from our fashion blog.
Caleres was formerly known as the
Brown Shoe Company.