Koio x M.M.LaFleur

As a New Yorker, M.M. La Fleur’s Creative Director Miyako Nakamura lives a busy life—so she knows how important it is to have wardrobe essentials that look and feel great for every occasion on her schedule, from meetings at the office, to dinners after work, and everything else in between. That’s why she creates all […]

The Man Who Maintains the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Glamorous Aura

Trends come and go, but the Beverly Hills Hotel has remained in style for more than 100 years. Maintaining such a glamorous aura for so many decades is no easy feat, so the hotel needs an expert to oversee its operations—that’s where General Manager Edward Mady comes in. Mady is a pioneer in the world […]

A Year of Sustainable Progress

Footwear is responsible for 20% of all environmental impacts generated by the fashion industry. Sure, fast shoe brands might be the primary contributors to this statistic, but we know that luxury labels play a role, too. All of us need to take accountability and do our part to secure a brighter future for the planet. […]

What It Takes to Make a Koio ReCycled™ Sole

Developing a sole is something of an art form. So when we set out to create a sole that brings together sustainability, style, and performance, we needed to find a manufacturer who is a master of their craft. Our search led us to Samuele, the creator behind our Koio ReCycled™ [68 TPU] outsole. Samuele was […]

A Chat With Luigi, the Leather Specialist

Luigi is a living encyclopedia of all-things leather. Ask him anything on the subject and he’ll deliver honest, insightful answers with genuine enthusiasm. This is why we consult with him to find the finest, most environmentally responsible leathers for Koio. Ahead of Earth Day, we spoke with Luigi about how tanneries are working to operate […]


This past year, we’ve made big strides in advancing Koio’s sustainable practices. We started working only with LWG-certified leathers, introduced our Koio ReCycled™ soles, and launched Koio Vintage as a way to keep gently worn Koios out of landfills. The success of these steps is inspiring us to take even bigger steps forward. We’re committed […]


Last week, we launched the Retro Runner—our most sustainable sneaker to date. We know you care about the impact of your shoes, so we want to show you what really makes the Retro Runner an environmentally conscious design. Scroll through to find out what LWG Gold certifications mean for you and the Earth, get the […]


The Retro Runner is a vintage-inspired silhouette modernized with cutting-edge materials. Crafted in Marche, Italy with responsibly tanned leather and regenerated mesh, each pair is set on a durable Koio ReCycled™ sole that delivers all-day comfort.  Four colorways, countless styling options. Shop Men ////// Shop Women Shop Men ////// Shop Women CREDITS Art Direction: Ana […]

Spring/Summer 21

Refined neutrals with a bang of color. Step into spring with a fresh take, you deserve it. Shop Men ////// Shop Women Shop Men ////// Shop Women CREDITS Art Direction: Ana Dorta-DuqueStyling: Vera HuangProduction: Joe Anhalt and Megan DeFeoPhotography: Rene FragrosoHair/Makeup: Don RokickiModels: Marie Teissonniere and Doug Dillon

Certified non-toxic leather – how we made an unusual sustainability switch in 2021

In our 2021 sustainability framework, we defined two goals: 1) using better materials and 2) keeping our product away from landfills. As part of using better materials, we committed to prioritizing Leather-Working-Group-certified (LWG) leathers starting with our SS21 collection. As we launched the first products of this collection on February 17, 2021, we are proud […]


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