Sam Edelman, already a top shoe designer for over 30 years, created this company in 1987 with his wife, Libby. Since the company's inception, Sam & Libby shoes has partnered with some of the top brand holdings in the business, including Brown Shoe Company, best known for Buster Browns, Via Spiga, LifeStride and Naturalizer, as well as Maxwell Shoe Company, which was the brand's primary partner and trademark owner since 1996 and also handled Mootsie Tootsies, Dockers and Anne Klein. Since then, Maxwell took the brand and its specialty lines, such as Just Libby and New Nineties, and refocused the styling toward young professional women. In 2004, Maxwell became a part of Jones Apparel Group, which manages a wide variety of labels including Jones New York, Easy Spirit, Nine West, Gloria Vanderbilt, Evan-Picone, and Enzo Angiolini.
Today, the brand has expanded to include Sam & Libby flats, boots and sandals for girls. As a general guideline, classic, timeless designs feature touches of sophistication like patent leather, or playfulness like bold prints and bright shoe linings. However, the brand maintains its professional collection, as Sam & Libby pumps blend traditional styles like high-heeled Mary Janes with animal prints and elegant cutouts, or pointed-toe pumps with curved kitten heels.
The Sam & Libby Esta Dress Shoes feature a Synthetic upper with a Peep-Toe. The Man-Made outsole lends lasting traction and wear.