Giuseppe Calò was only 19 years old when he started sewing shoes for prestigious Italian brands. He started working in his own home, using just a needle and waxed thread.
His passion for the world of men's footwear kept growing, and after a few years he managed to open a small workshop within his parents' property in Irpinia, hinterland region that coincides with the province of Avellino in Campania, also known for its wild nature.
Since its early years, Giuseppe Calò's shoe factory became known for its specialization in the production of moccasins, crafted through tubular processing. With this method, the upper wraps around the foot from below, replacing the insole and forming a “leather tube”.
The top part is then completed with the so-called leather mascherina, which is strictly hand-sewn. The result is a shoe that guarantees maximum comfort with an extremely soft and flexible shape.
After thirty years of experience producing for luxury brands, Giuseppe, supported by his son Marco, decided to launch his own brand. Brought up with Giuseppe’s passion for the factory and the family enterprise since his early childhood, Marco went on to study economics to guide the company towards new challenges. Marco knew that his personal mission was to reinterpret in a contemporary key a product like the moccasin, with its timeless elegance and classic grace. He achieved this goal through the skilful use of colors and accessories.
Starting from the selection of the leather, the whole production process takes place according to traditional techniques and is marked by a meticulous attention to quality and details.
Today Calò is an innovative brand that, while maintaining faith in the best Italian artisan tradition, invests in research and takes social and environmental sustainability as its core value. Traditional processes and contemporary vision give life to a shoe that is aimed at a conscious consumer, who chooses them for their unique style and the quality of products made to last over time. Their offer is characterised by an informal and casual-chic style, with products including impeccable ankle boots, refined sneakers and timeless beatles.