Camper shoes are synonymous with casual contemporary style and absolute comfort, with undeniably hip athletic-inspired leather lace-ups and slip-ons for men, women, and children; as well as fashionable women’s shoes including Mary Jane-style pumps and ballerina flats and ankle- and calf-high boots; and children’s boots and ballerina shoes with adorably whimsical touches. Whatever the style, footwear from Camper is made with painstaking craftsmanship, combining Old World traditions with the finest leathers and up-to-date materials.
While the brand name may sound outdoorsy, it in fact comes from the Spanish word for “peasant,” an acknowledgement of the company’s roots in Spain and its longstanding devotion to “the austerity, simplicity and discretion of the rural world,” in Camper’s own words. The family that started the brand in 1975 traces its shoemaking heritage back to 1877. The world began to take note of Camper shoes during the 1990s, and today the brand is prized for its innovation and quality, an attitude summed up in the company motto, “imagination walks.”