As a legendary creative force in the footwear industry, Sam Edelman
has influenced many of the most renowned footwear brands
of the past 30 years. After working at companies such as Ralph Lauren and Candies, Edelman became a co-founder of Kenneth Cole before building Esprit into one of the most iconic junior footwear brands of the 1980s. After a short retirement, Edelman made a triumphant return to the footwear industry in 2004, when he founded his next great success, the Sam Edelman brand.