CREATOR AND DESIGNER
OF FOOTWEAR COLLECTIONS
CLÉON — Design, Know-how, Authenticity
Our footwear brands are recognized in various segments such as elegance, work, horse-riding, sport and maritime leisure.
Our hability to make shoes is based on René Cléon heritage, a shoe maker, who created the factory in 1945 in Anjou.
The familial company´s business grew fast thanks to a rigorous selection of the shoe shapes and a special attention for raw materials, in particular for leather.
Our workshops benefit from the construction of a new factory in 1984 in order to develop new techniques and increase the production of shoes made in France.
Armed with 70 years of expertise, Cléon establishments are today among the key players in the French footwear industry.
René Cléon created the factory in 1945 in La Romagne, in Anjou. As a craftsman boot and shoemaker, he developed its operations focusing on shoes for men with Kneipp-style stitching.
His sons Louis-Marie and Jacques successfully joined the business. The company’s business grew impressively and a new factory was built at the beginning of the 1980s.
Production therefore expanded with the techniques of welding ; lateral stitching ; blake stitching ; moccasins ; strobel.
We gradually launched our labels and developed creations which complement the quirks of each brand name; KELMAN, AUGUIN, REDSKINS, KOST, LE FORMIER, RECTILIGNE.
Today as French leaders in various sectors, they demonstrate our concern for creativity and innovation.
By relying on our French factory and our partners in Europe and Asia, we create and manufacture in keeping with the values of excellence and elegance.
As one of the instigators of the Innoshoe® charter for consumer protection, we also work alongside our suppliers to control the raw materials used.
It is with great enthusiasm that we embody and promote our know-how.