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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Florsheim Shoes

Only Florsheim shoe store I have seen in many years...

Really brings back old memories when I used to wear them

Wikipedia says:

Florsheim Shoes is a shoe brand in the United States. It was founded in 1892 by Milton S. Florsheim and his father Sigmund.

Until the mid-1990s, almost every mall in the United States had a Florsheim store. However, with the rise of such shoe stores as Journeys and Finish Line, and the de-emphasis of shoe stores in American malls, most Florsheim stores closed down by the early 2000s. This followed the fate of other companies such as Kinney Shoes and Thom McAn.

Florsheim logo, ca. 1943

In 2002, the company was repurchased by members of the founding family. Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr. and John W. Florsheim of Weyco Group, based in Glendale, Wisconsin, repurchased the brand for $47 million from rival Florsheim Group, according to the Wall Street Journal.[citation needed]