Allen Edmonds is an American upscale shoe manufacturing and retail company based in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The company was established in Belgium, Wisconsin in 1922. As of the end of 2017, Allen Edmonds operates some 78 stores, an increase from 2006, when it had 18 stores. It manufactures its shoes in the United States, as well as in Italy and the Dominican Republic. In 2006, 90% of the shares in the company were bought by Minneapolis-based investment firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison for $100 million. In 2013, the company announced that it would be acquired by private equity firm Brentwood Associates. In December 2016 Caleres acquired Allen Edmonds from Brentwood Associates for $255 million. The CEO is former investment banker Paul Grangaard.