Initially drawn to design and architecture, Robert Clergerie discovered the world of shoes in 1970. He perfected his craft over the course of several years working in Romans-sur-Isère, at the heart of the French shoe industry. The Clergerie brand was established in 1981 and opened its first boutique in Paris shortly after. Its inspiration comes from the confident independent woman of today, who defines her own elegance and values originality without compromising on freedom of movement. Clergerie has been acclaimed for its unique designs and was named “Best Designer of the Year” three times by the Fashion Footwear Association. Clergerie entered the American Footwear Association Hall of Fame in 2005.