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Independent product-driven footwear brand.
Blending European quality, distinctive design, versatility and craftsmanship is our story. VICO was born from the idea to create "Dressed Sneakers". Quality footwear that resides at the intersection of timeless and contemporary design, VICO moves with you through everyday life.
VICO is inspired by travelling and by those we meet on our journeys. The brand name is derived from 'vicus', Latin for 'in the street' or 'in the neighbourhood'. Every neighbourhood has its own story and we draw on this everyday life for inspiration. VICO is also a village on the island of Corsica where founder Kevin van Wijk spent his best childhood holidays. The journey started back then.
By creating VICO, we aim to serve our customers with handcrafted, versatile footwear and better their journeys towards new destinations.
MOVE FORWARD AND RESIST THE USUAL.
Yours truly, the VICO Team
Right from the very beginning, our design values have been led by distinctive design, an obsession with details, comfort and European Quality.
VICO is Made in Europe. Our design and development takes place in both The Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Italy (Montebelluna), the shoes are handmade in Portugal (Porto). We take our inspiration from inspirational neighbourhoods and all its aspects from around the globe.
Our shoes are handmade in a family-owned factory nearby Porto in Portugal. This family of shoemakers has been making shoes for several generations. This family manufactures shoes with the same passion as we do for creativity, authenticity and eye for detail.
Our approach for materials is simple: Quality products originate from quality materials. We have a preference for natural materials in terms of production, look and finish. We use European quality leathers only.
We believe that "consciousness" should not just be a trend. Because little steps can make a huge difference, we are proud to tell you that our footbed consists of 100% recycled material and that all our packaging is made out of recycled material. We are not saving the world, but we do try to make it a bit better.
We took the direct-to-consumer approach. Meaning that we only sell through our own distribution channels, the VICO physical store and online shop.
The absence of intermediaries allows us to invest even more in quality, while keeping prices accessible. By selling direct-to-consumer we avoid traditional retail mark-ups and pass the savings on to you. We believe in responsible stock volumes, no overproduction and a lean production model.
So from the factory directly to you. Having direct communication and no intermediaries, is how we think we can add the most value to our customers.
"A series of organized activities working toward an objective"
We added "Movement" to VICO because for us it is much more than just producing shoes and accessories. It also includes what inspires us, the conscious choices we make during our production processes, who is wearing our shoes and what happens after our shoes are worn.
Have a look at our visual moodboard and discover what inspires us such as art, architecture, colours, nature and more.
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