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About Us

The name Caleres comes from the Latin word calēre – meaning to glow with passion or intensity. The word speaks to a culture that has propelled us through 140 years of success. With persistent determination, we have preserved the founding spirit that launched our company in 1878: a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit.

Today we are a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands, and every shoe we create benefits from the knowledge and skills gained over a century of design and craftsmanship. Looking ahead, we will continue to build a preeminent company recognized the world over for its tenacity and creativity in creating the perfect fit.

Our Goals, Mission + Values

Our mission is to inspire people to feel good … feet first. Five fundamental values guide us toward that end:

Passion
Accountability
Curiosity
Creativity
Caring

Accolades

2017
Women’s Forum of New York Recognition for Board Diversity
Caleres

100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Caleres

2016
100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Caleres

Women’s Forum of New York Recognition for Board Diversity
Caleres

2015
100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Caleres

American Apparel and Footwear Association Company of the Year
Caleres

Footwear News Hall of Fame
Sam Edelman

Number 4 Footwear News Most Influential List
Diane Sullivan

2014
100th Anniversary on NYSE
Caleres

2013
Footwear News Person of the Year
Diane Sullivan

Business Visionary Award from Accessories Council
Diane Sullivan