ABOUT US


Cilingiroglu, based in Izmir, has been operating in the footwear industry since the 1920’s. Footwear retailing, representation of international footwear brands in Turkey, wholesale of safety shoes, sales of international shoe machinery and design software in Turkey have been some of the main areas of operation for the company. 3rd generation and 4th generation work together at the moment with offices in Izmir and Istanbul. Cilingiroglu has combined its experience in the industry which is now more than 85 years, with the power of the Shoe City chain store well known in the USA and Europe and has opened a new window for footwear retailing in Turkey. Shoe City stores combine many international brands for men, women and children under one roof, with the know-how of the British brand. The first Shoe City store in Turkey has opened in 1997, in Gaziemir, Izmir. Shoe City Karsiyaka, Izmir and Shoe City Denizli has then followed.

With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Shoe City stores carry a large selection of casual, dress and therapeutic footwear for both men and women as well as high quality children's shoes. Leading international and local brands which use cutting edge comfort technologies such as Gabor, Aetrex, Clarks, Stonefly, Waldlaufer, Merrell, Keen, Geox, Ortopedia, Superfit, Cat, Esse are only some of the offer. Shoe City stores aspire to meet customer demands with the company’s sophisticated merchandise planning system and its up-to-date buying policies. Cilingiroglu is proud to be a leader in Turkey in introducing new footwear comfort technologies and services into the Turkish market.

Cilingirgolu has opened its first new Shoe City Comfort format in 2007 on Bagdat Street in Istanbul, which can be named the first comfort boutique in Turkey which offers full shoe fitting service as well as carrying a large selection of best international comfort brands. This specialty format offers personalized shoe fitting service, free foot measuring and digital foot scanning services. The 2nd Shoe City Comfort store has opened in Alsancak, Izmir in 2010. A Shoe City Kids shop has opened in 2012 in Istanbul Bagdat Street with the aim to provide healthy shoes for children and to be a guide for parents in keeping the little feet healthy. This kids only format has developed over the years and has become a department under the Shoe City Comfort store in Istanbul which has been relocated with a face uplift. All Shoe City sales team members have been trained by our Certified Shoe Fitter who also offers shoe advisory services in Shoe City Shops (appointments possible in Istanbul).

Cilingiroglu has been representing German ladies’ comfort brand GABOR as well as American orthotics, footcare and digital footscanning products brand Aetrex in Turkey for many years. The company also sells international shoe machinery and design software brands such as Schoen and Torielli. For more information please click here.