Koio unveils new italian-made sneaker for pre-fall

by Stephen Garner
New York-based online sneaker brand Koio has unveiled its pre-fall 2016 collection featuring all made-in-Italy styles.

For the brand’s newest collection, it has introduced its third style, the Capri – a low-top sneaker inspired by the brand’s first style. The Capri, which retails for $238, is available in five limited-edition colors and features a Nappa calf leather upper, a soft calf leather lining, and hand-painted leather edges. It will also be available in October at the brand’s pop-up store at Alchemy Works in Los Angeles.

Koio was created by Johannes Quotd and Chis Wichert while in their final year at Wharton. Having officially launched in 2015, the company has grown to offer multiple made-in-Italy sneakers for men and women.

Last month, the company completed a successful seed-round funding, and lists direct-to-consumer heavy-hitters The Winklevoss Twins, Brand Foundry and Andy Dunn (co-founder of Bonobos) as some of its key investors.