Luxury For Less: 10 Shoe Brands To Know.
Koio, a play on the Italian word for leather (cuoio), foregoes the cheap, plastic-coated leathers used by many sneaker companies in favour of high-quality, durable, fine leather shoes. The sustainable and ethical sneaker brand offers comfortable, handcrafted designs for men and women, from streamlined lace-ups and slip-ons that go with just about everything, to more trend-focused looks. Koio promotes its transparent production process, with all material sourcing and manufacturing occurring locally in the Italian region of Le Marche. The luxurious sneakers are available for a fraction of the price of comparable-quality designer sneakers, and may be shopped in six stores across the US, or online.