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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 Mission and 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

We're proud to be recognized every year for our accomplishments

2018
Footwear News Person of the Year
Diane Sullivan

Footwear News Power 100 - #5 (8th Consecutive Year in Top 10)
Diane Sullivan

Accessories Council Hall of Fame
Sam and Libby Edelman

Human Rights Campaign Foundation - 100% LGBTQ Corporate Equality Index (4th Consecutive Year)
Caleres

2017
Footwear News Icon Award for Social Impact
Diane Sullivan

Women's Forum of New York Parity Award - 55% Female Board of Directors
Caleres

Footwear News Fall of Fame
Rick Ausick

2015
American Apparel and Footwear Association Company of the Year
Caleres

Footwear News Hall of Fame
Sam Edelman

2014
100th Anniversary on NYSE
Caleres

2013
Footwear News Person of the Year
Diane Sullivan

Accessories Council Business Visionary Award
Diane Sullivan