In 1892, Milton Florsheim began producing shoes in a small factory 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. Throughout the years Florsheim shoes have come to symbolize success. Products and sizes have continued to expand, today you can dress for success in Florsheim up to size 18.