Florsheim | ELM Shoes
Feet in black oxfords resting against brick wall


Founded in 1892, Milton Florsheim both opened a small factory and small retail store in Chicago, IL. While the business was built on the American dream, his principals were that customers are the most important aspect. So he soon began adding a pull strap in every shoe to assure consumers they were purchasing into the genuine brand. From manufacturing and supplying soldier’s boots during WWI (and WWII), introducing golf shoes and in 1937 designing shoes for the tallest man who ever lived who was 8’11 and wore size 37 boot. Since its inception, Florsheim continually sets the standards in trends as a fashion forward company  with quality materials. 


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