Zodiac footwear continues to capture the brand’s original spirit and heritage, while delivering vintage-inspired, quality footwear.
Launched in 1962 and acquired by Caleres in 2005, Zodiac footwear was founded by Earl “Buddy” Katz, a former Captain in the US Army during WWII who was responsible for purchasing all footwear for his battalion. Along with his design team, Buddy developed a boot and shoe collection that featured fashion-forward design with innovative details and leather, appealing to younger, more fashion-conscious women. Eventually, Zodiac became the signature footwear of the “blue jeans and rock-n-roll" culture and embodied the cool, free-spirit attitude of the times.
The core of the brand has evolved into a reflection of the popular festival culture while remaining true to the founding family’s original principles of quality, service and craft.