Nylo (Nee-Lo) was created in 2009 by the Nardini family in Florence, Italy. This Tuscan family, with a passion for artisan shoe-making has over 50 years of hands on experience. The project was given birth when father and son decided to create a line of shoes that did not put limits on their creativity, yet targets a particular niche for artisan footwear.
Son, Federico is the visionary and stylist of the brand. Rinaldo, his father, is the “Maestro”. He has the experience of creating shoes and accessories entirely by hand. The Nylo philosophy is to create products using the “ancient” or “old world” techniques that the small towns of Florence have produced for over a century. These shoes are created with the cosmopolitan consumer in mind. Federico is influenced by fashion trends, his travels, and the diverse cultures from around the globe. He mixes these influences with strong artisan traditions to create a unique and inspiring collection.
You get the sense that Nylo represents Federico’s nomadic journey searching for his roots in the Italian shoe-making tradition.