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Chicago Aesthetic matched by high end sneaker brand, koio

Chicago Aesthetic matched by high end sneaker brand, koio

September 27, 2019 by

Melanie Rud Chadwick Melanie Rud Chadwick

The resurgence of luxury retailers on Armitage Avenue continues with Koio, which has brought its high-end sneakers to Lincoln Park’s hottest shopping district. “Koio’s clean, minimalistic aesthetic is a natural fit for Chicago,” says brand cofounder and co-CEO Chris Wichert of the decision to open the company’s third brick-and-mortar outpost. “The city has always been one of our biggest markets.”

Indeed, the entirely Italian-made leather sneakers—even the shoe boxes are made in the Le Marche region—have quickly won over Chicago fashionistas for their timeless and streamlined styles, yet entirely of-the-moment aesthetic. Case in point: the Capri Triple White ($275), a crisp white low-top that’s one of the store’s best-sellers to date. 924 W. Armitage Ave., 773.360.8940













Chicago Aesthetic matched by high end sneaker brand, koio

September 27, 2019 by Melanie Rud Chadwick

The resurgence of luxury retailers on Armitage Avenue continues with Koio, which has brought its high-end sneakers to Lincoln Park’s hottest shopping district. “Koio’s clean, minimalistic aesthetic is a natural fit for Chicago,” says brand cofounder and co-CEO Chris Wichert of the decision to open the company’s third brick-and-mortar outpost. “The city has always been one of our biggest markets.”

Indeed, the entirely Italian-made leather sneakers—even the shoe boxes are made in the Le Marche region—have quickly won over Chicago fashionistas for their timeless and streamlined styles, yet entirely of-the-moment aesthetic. Case in point: the Capri Triple White ($275), a crisp white low-top that’s one of the store’s best-sellers to date. 924 W. Armitage Ave., 773.360.8940