Founded in 2000, Ash Shoes is the creative and collaborative result of Leonello Calvani and Patrick Ithier. Their partnership was formed out of their mutual stylistic and commercial tastes, and a shared desire for edgy and unique contemporary footwear. Styles are inspired by French luxury design, which are combined with Italian leathers and craftsmanship, resulting in excellent quality and chic footwear. Ash believes in glamour and originality of styles, a philosophy that reaches even to the aesthetically-unique interiors of each of their retail stores. The company is constantly expanding beyond the U.S., opening shops in Europe and Asia to satisfy international demand.