True American Luxury
Luxury sneakers designed, cut/sewn and finished in America.
Our dream to start a shoe company started a long time ago, when Justin was a kid, sketching shoes and saving all his money for new kicks. He wanted to design for Nike one day, but his dream evolved as he learned about conditions in factories overseas. He decided he wanted to learn to make shoes here in America from the bottom up, rather than designing something that would be mass produced by someone far away, who was overworked and underpaid.
Before he could get too far into teaching himself about shoe construction, we got an opportunity to purchase machinery that would allow us to open a micro shoe factory. After months of searching for investors and wondering if it was too crazy of an idea, my grandfather decided to take a chance on us. We flew out to LA to purchase our machines and shipped them back to our hometown.
We stand for True American Luxury. All of our materials (leather, cotton textiles, laces, eyelets) are sourced from US mfgs. We only use the best vegetable tanned leathers or cotton textiles we can find. Many of our materials are sourced within 200 miles of our factory. Our sneakers are designed, created and cut/sewn in house and in our small North Carolina factory, where we employ incredible people here in our hometown.