KLEMAN is an authentic French shoemaking company established in 1945 by shoemaker and bootmaker Réne Cléon, after his return home from World War II. To preserve craftsmanship and reduce ecological impact, their production remains exclusively carried out in France in their workshop in La Romagne, where the Cléon family remains true to Réne’s know-how and high quality standards. Carefully selecting raw materials from European bovine leathers, KLEMAN shoes have survived the fashion effects by offering authentic unisex style.
A shoemaker and bootmaker by trade, René Cléon joined the front lines during the Second World War. He was taken prisoner in 1940 during the Battle of France and spent 5 years in captivity in a Stalag in Germany, where he continued to model small leather shoes in his spare time. Probably hoping to be back soon to his homeland, the idea of launching his shoe manufacturing workshop is gradually growing.