In 1918 Mr. Cornelus Klijsen starts as an independent shoemaker in his shed behind his house.
His son Mr. Hendrikus Klijsen (second generation) made the step producing a collection in series and rebuild the shed into a small factory. After the second world war the sales grew and he specialized himself in ladies comfort shoes, also semi-orthopedic.
Gradually Kees and Jan Klijsen (third generation), took over the company. They started combining this knowledge with simple and pure design. Since the ‘70s our shoes are made from only the finest materials. Our shoes may undoubtedly be called ‘green shoes’. All shoes still are produced in our own factory in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. They are created with respect for nature. In most shoe models no lining is used, which saves leather, glue and labour! The tanneries with whom we work do not use Benzidine or PCP in any of their processes and have extensive water treatment plants. Naturally we check the background of each part (product) we use and what is done with the waste during the production of these parts.
In 1986 we first presented our "Turbo's”. Still a very important group in our collection today. They are unique and timeless.
In the '90s Erik Klijsen, son of Jan Klijsen en Vincent Kriek, son in law of Kees Klijsen took over the company. This was the start of what we are today, a company with exports to over 20 countries.