Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates as a footwear retailer and wholesaler in the United States, Canada, China, and Guam. It provides licensed, branded, and private-label casual, dress, and athletic footwear products to women, men, and children. The companyís Famous Footwear retail stores offer products under the Nike, Skechers, New Balance, Converse, Puma, adidas, DC, Asics, LifeStride, Dr. Schollís Shoes, Reebok, Vans, K-Swiss, Naturalizer, BOC by Born, and Bearpaw brands, as well as sells company owned and licensed products. It also operates retail stores under the Naturalizer brand that sells womenís shoes; and other store concepts, such as Via Spiga, Dr. Schollís, and Sam Edelman. As of January 28, 2012, the company operated 1,323 retail stores under the Famous Footwear and Naturalizer names. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. also sells its products through Websites, including FamousFootwear.com, Shoes.com, Naturalizer.com, Naturalizer.ca, ViaSpiga.com, and DrSchollsShoes.com, as well as ShoeSteal.com, LifeStride.com, and FrancoSarto.com. In addition, it designs, sources, and markets footwear for women and men to retail stores that include national chains, mass merchandisers, department stores, independent retailers, catalogs, and online retailers. The company was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.