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Our Story ; Our Heritage

Our founders’ passion lies in design, but their expertise lies in shoe manufacturing. Born in Taiwan, Angela and Jack grew up in a family that had dedicated its life’s work to making shoes. The Hayashi Shoe Factory was built by the founders grandfather in 1959 in Taichung & Okinawa and continued manufacturing for Japanese private labels for over 50 years. THEY is the response to how the founders want to interpret the family business, by changing the business model and creating their own private label while introducing our craftsmanship to an international audience in New York. Our discrete but bold shapes, as well as our patented crafting technique that allows for a seamless structure of the shoe between the sole and the upper piece testify of this effort. 

50 years later, we continue to manufacture our shoes in Taiwan where our grandfather crafted his first pair.