At the core of every pair of shoes is a dedication to the planet and to quality. From the raw materials to the samples to the final product, each step is carefully handcrafted by artisans with generational knowledge of luxury production. Through the preservation of their heritage, along with a passion for preserving the planet, we work tirelessly to ensure that each pair of shoes is meticulously designed from the finest of innovative plant-based skins. Part and parcel to creating styles of quality with a sustainable mindset, is ensuring that the factories that employ these artisans are providing ethical working conditions and a livable wage.Each stage of the supply chain is scrupulously vetted to ensure that our shoes have the smallest of possible impacts on the environment.
Crafting an exceptional pair of shoes is the most arduous of all accessories. With more than a hundred steps to create a single pair of shoes, luxury footwear is steeped in the art of precision to achieve the perfect fit.
Sourcing every single component of each pair of shoes from a variety of suppliers, O2 Monde’s dedication to sustainability does not stop at finding excellent vegan leather. From discovering water-based glues, to sourcing sustainable backs, each element of a pair of O2 Monde calls back to the brand’s ethos to benefit people and the planet. Every element is scrutinized under the lenses of quality and its environmental impact. However, with our passion to build a sustainable future, we are always seeking out to shift the paradigm towards conscious consumption. Through tireless research and collaborations across the industry, O2 Monde continues its mission to innovate the fashion world through modern materials and cutting edge standards in production.
Every pair of O2 Monde shoes starts and ends in Italy. From the sourcing of materials to the final lacing, each pair of shoes is sent directly from the hands of our skilled craftsman to our customers. This level of simplicity speaks to our dedication to quality and our commitment to the environment. We streamlined our processes to provide our customers with a boutique-level experience and relationship to ship their orders faster and more sustainably, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
By keeping everything in house, minimizing needless and harmful shipping, O2 Monde is able to provide shoes of quality and substance for an accessible price point. Simplifying our production while retaining an atelier-level of craftsmanship with our collective future on this planet in mind is at the very core of our values.
Shoes have always played an elemental role in O2 founder Micro Scoccia’s life. His family owned a footwear factory in his hometown of Fermo, Italy, and his professional experience spans footwear design and creative direction roles at European and American luxury brands, ranging from Bottega Veneta to Belstaff to Tory Burch.
O2 is the synthesis of this experience. It combines Mirco’s holistic expertise, timeless design ethos and dedication to Made in Italy craftsmanship with his desire to disrupt an unsustainable industry with a new progressive model, rooted in humanism and beauty. Currently based in New York City, Mirco regularly travels to Italy to liaise with O2’s manufacturing and materials partners, as well as oversee all design and production processes.