About the Designer
Donald J. Pliner
Wildly creative and deeply intuitive, Donald J. Pliner is one of America’s most visionary designers. His artistic visions are met with a practical approach that makes his shoes some of the most attractive and comfortable in today’s market.
Since creation in 1989, the Donald J. Pliner brand has been known for its fashion-forward, exceptionally crafted footwear. Working closely with his wife, Lisa, who also serves as the brand’s creative director, Donald works tirelessly to ensure that each shoe is unmatched in terms of quality, high style and comfort. After more than three decades in production, Donald is still known to personally design each style of shoe himself, checking for perfection in fit and wear ability.
Using fine Italian leathers and novelty materials like elastic, Pliner has succeeded in attracting a large and loyal following that return time and time again. Arthur Beren is pleased to offer both men and women’s Donald J. Pliner collections.