WHO ARE WE?We are Guilhem and Charles-Louis and we have been inseparable friends for 20 years. In 2016, we decided to embark upon a slightly crazy project: to blow a breath of fresh air through the world of men’s footwear. Why? Because we have always been passionate about fine footwear and we believe it is an essential part of masculine elegance. And yet there is still progress to be made to adapt to the requirements of the modern man. And so we conceived the idea of In Corio shoes.This adventure took us on a thrilling journey through France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, meeting craft workers who are as passionate as we are. After two years of research, designing and improving our models and selecting the finest materials, our dream took shape on our feet. We have created what we consider to be the ideal footwear. The footwear we sought in vain, that combines timeless elegance, noble materials, know-how and comfort. Today, we are proud to present our first collection of shoes and accessories. (And this is just the beginning!) We hope that you will delight in wearing them as much as we do.
“Renewal has always started with a return to the source” (Romain Gary)
In Corio means ‘in the leather’ in Latin. The obvious starting point for footwear lovers like us is the beauty of the leathers and the quality of traditional craftsmanship. We wanted our name to embody all the care that we put into creating In Corio footwear.
But the In Corio brand draws its inspiration both from the tradition of great shoemakers and from the modernity of the world that surrounds us. This is why we distribute our footwear exclusively on the internet, without intermediaries, in order to make them accessible to the largest possible number of people. Moreover, for the modern man who no longer wants to choose between being elegant and feeling good, In Corio provides matchless comfort in town shoes. Finally, by offering a degressive rate for the purchase of two or three pairs of shoes all year round, In Corio enables you choose the footwear most suited to your wishes of the day every morning. This will also enable you to alternate your shoes more frequently so that they stay looking good for longe
IN CORIO SHOES
The alchemy of In Corio footwear is based on three requirements: timeless elegance, traditional know-how, instant and lasting comfort.
There is no ostentation at In Corio, but shoes with subtle elegance expressed in every detail, such as the slight relief of the shank under the shoe. In Corio design focuses on accurate shapes, with curves that clearly follow the contour of the foot, a discreet sole and a toe that is not too long. The beauty of our leatherware is enhanced by deep colours, with the nuances brought out by hand.
Our footwear is made in a family workshop in the Porto region, the historic heart of shoemaking. Devoted craft workers create In Corio footwear there by hand, working with the finest leathers from France and England. Their ‘hand’ can be sensed in every aspect of the production process. For example, take a close look at your In Corio footwear. Note the piping that enhances the edge of the seams, or the evenness of the stitching. This quality know-how guarantees that your pair of In Corio shoes will last.
And since we refuse to accept that high-end footwear is painful to wear, together with our skilled last makers and boot makers, we have created a fit specific to In Corio that adapts to the natural curves of your feet. This ergonomic fit is identical for all In Corio footwear, ensuring that you will experience the same sensations regardless of the model you order. The cushion and suppleness of the sole, which are essential to your comfort, have also been developed over many months and we are delighted to offer you surprising comfort in elegant footwear.
“It’s simple elegance that charms us” (Ovid)