There are very few shoe companies in America that have remained in business for over 100 years.
But Florsheim is a company that still remains strong to this day.
Founded by Milton S. Florsheim in 1892, he and his father Sigmund made the first shoe in Chicago. And during the 1930’s, many stores around the United States were selling Florsheim shoes.
Purchased in 1953 by International Shoe Company, the company would be repurchased by members of the Florsheim family ala Weyco Group in 2002.
Best known for its Florsheim shoe stores that flourished in malls and even known as the shoe brand which Michael Jackson wore, the shoes continues to be a strong brand thanks to its style and affordability.
For today’s review, I take a look at Florsheim’s Jeremy suede shoes.
Made in China, the shoes feature suede uppers and linings, lace-up front closure, closed-toe look, contrast stitching, smooth leather lining and insole, textured synthetic outsole and comes with both blue and white shoelaces.
While I love the style of the shoes with the blue suede, white stitching and off white outsole, they do get dirty quickly.
Also, where other suede shoes that I have, the uppers are strong and hold itself quite well, but as you can see from the top photo, the eyelet tends to sink down because of the thin upper. So, you may want to use a shoe tree or newspaper (or socks) in order to prevent the sinking.
As for the outersole, I wish there were better treads underneath but so far, I never felt like slipping while wearing these shoes.
I do like the fact that Florsheim includes navy blue and also white shoelaces and another plus is the shoes are comfortable with its padding.
Overall, The Florsheim Jeremy’s are cool looking but also affordable suede shoes. One should not pay too much for these shoes, you can often find them on sale for under $20.
Just remember to utilize a shoe tree, newspaper or socks to keep the shoe from sinking and also remember that the off-white outersole will quickly get dirty, so it may require extra cleaning on your part.
But for those looking for an affordable, blue suede shoe…definitely check out the Florsheim Jeremy’s!