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. For Milton, his customers were the most important aspect of his business—entrepreneurs and self-starters in big cities and small towns across a fast growing nation. Florsheim shoes came to symbolize success. Since Milton’s day we have expanded the products to include more casual styles, as well as specialty lines like Florsheim Imperial and Florsheim Limited. Though the specific shoes may change from season to season and year to year, all Florsheim shoes are made with our heritage in mind. If only Milton Florsheim could have known that the brand created would still be thriving over 120 years later!