Stefano Giovacchini, also known as "The Gator Man"founded the Belvedere footwear company in 1986 in San Francisco, CA.

Born and raised in Florence Italy, the hub of fashion and footwear, Stefano had a special attachment to shoes and leather, as a young child living in Italy he grew up near tanneries and shoe factories, he knew that his passion and destiny was the footwear industry.

Now 30 years later his brand is well known across the country with athletes like James Harrison and other well-known sports players loving his brand.