Tracing its roots back to 1945, French footwear brand Kleman offers timeless and elegant shoes that enhance your every day with quality materials, high levels of comfort and practical workwear-inspired style. Made exclusively at the company’s workshop in Anjou, France, Klaman shoes are perfect for professionals as well as anyone who appreciates functional design and reliable construction.
Kleman's long-lasting legacy has grown from just an idea inside a prison cell to a globally recognised footwear brand today. Shoemaker René Cléon was taken prisoner in 1940, after fighting on the front lines in WW2. During his time in a German prisoner of war camp, René continued to craft shoes and founded his company upon his release in 1945.
The company grew over the years, with control passing to René’s sons during the 1980s, and Kleman officially launched their authentic French footwear brand in 1988. They first established themselves as a well-known supplier for several French public associations, including the French national railway company, Air France, French Customs, a number of fire departments and the French army.
Inspired by vintage design and authenticity, Kleman creates shoes with a suave, professional and sophisticated style. Like some other popular footwear brands including Redwing and Danner, Kleman shoes were originally developed to offer comfort and protection for people at work.
Initially made for security, sturdiness and quality for the trades, to this day, this is still true for all iconic models exclusively made inside their workshop in France.
The full leather upper with a rubber outsole comes in a range of colours and styles, all sourced and made in France. If you're looking for a charming, raw and authentic unisex footwear style, Kleman models provide effortless comfort and functionality that goes well with both casual and smart apparel. With a storied past of shoe manufacturing experience, rest assured that you're wearing a quality, precious, hard-wearing and stylish shoe.
When you buy a pair of Kleman shoes at Fat Buddha Store, you can benefit from 10% off your first order when entering the code 'FIRST10' when you checkout, as well as free delivery (subject to minimum order value) and 60 day returns for added convenience.