In 1892, Milton Florsheim began producing shoes in a small factory located in Chicago, Illinois. The first pairs of Florsheim shoes were made by Milton and his father, Sigmund. From the very beginning, Florsheim shoes were a remarkable combination of style, comfort and high quality workmanship.
It was not long before Milton realized he wasn’t just building shoes, but a full-scale company. He began to develop a strong distribution network to ensure that his exceptional footwear found its customers. Milton took a lot of pride in his products, but even more pride in his company. It was something that he created on his own, an embodiment of the American Dream.
In a fast growing nation where a new class of working men and professionals emerged, Florsheim came to symbolize success. This is a tradition that we continue today. The company has today expanded its product range to include a major variety of more casual styles, as well as special lines such as Florsheim Imperial and Florsheim Limited. Over the years thanks to the wider distribution network and the opening of its own stores, Florsheim has consolided the presence throughout the world becoming a leading brand in the men’s non athletic footwear market.
The Florsheim brand is now owned by Weyco Group Inc. of Milwaukee, USA which, in turn, belongs to the Florsheim family.
International distribution of Florsheim products is done through subsidiaries and licensee companies throughout the world: Florsheim Australia, Florsheim Asia Pacific, Florsheim Japan, Florsheim Canada.
Florsheim Shoes Europe Srl, the European branch, with its head office in Calenzano (Florence) offers a collection targeted specifically for the European market and distributes Florsheim products throughout the countries via a network of agents and dealers.
The wide selection and the large quantity of shoes available in stock at the warehouse in Florence allows to make fast and precise deliveries for eventual re-orders as well.
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