Our name comes from the Latin word calere – meaning to glow with passion or intensity. And the word speaks to a culture that has propelled us through 137 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 among North America’s top footwear companies. Our portfolio focuses on contemporary fashion, healthy living and family. And every item we create benefits from the knowledge and skills gained over a century of design and craftsmanship. Looking ahead, our drive will endure. We will build a preeminent company recognized the world over for its tenacity and creativity in crafting the perfect fit.
Our mission is to inspire people to feel good … feet first. Five fundamental values guide us toward that end:
Passion: We have a burning desire to be the best. We play to win.
Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and earn the trust of those with whom we work.
Curiosity: We keep moving forward seeking what’s possible.
Creativity: Our bar of excellence is the breakthrough–and is breathtaking.
Caring: We believe what we do matters and makes a difference.