Our Factory

O2 crafts effortless, expressive shoes that benefit both people and planet.

We replace animal hides and synthetic plastics with supple plant-based skins and work exclusively with Italian partners who share our commitment to uncompromising quality and sustainable, humane, recyclable processes. From insoles and lasts to adhesives and uppers, our shoes aren’t just vegan, they’re clean. They’re also handmade in one’s of Italy’s premier factories, with ethical working conditions, by generational artisans paid a living wage.

Our name speaks to this transparent ethos. O2 represents pure oxygen: the third most common element in the universe and a building block of life. We like to think of our shoes as building blocks of a modern, mindful wardrobe that helps you live your best life — and protects our collective future. Our limited-edition drops provide a monthly breath of fresh air (and minimize overstock).

We further offset our environmental impact by donating 1% of our profits to 1% FOR THE PLANET.

Section One

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.