OTZ Shoes was established in 2009 to offer modern, functional, and environmentally responsible shoes for every person on their day-to-day journey through life.
Our early designs were inspired by the craftsmanship and mysterious journey of the oldest pair of shoes ever found. These 5,000 year old shoes were discovered on the mummified remains of a prehistoric man called “Ötzi, the Iceman” .
Ötzi the Iceman, carbon dated to 3300 B.C., was found wearing and carrying only the bare essentials for survival: a copper axe & projectile weaponry for protection, furs/animal skins for warmth, and most importantly to protect his feet on his journey: a pair of shoes made of bearskin, deer hide, grass and tree bark.
OTZ shoe company remasters these basic essentials from the past with a fresh and relevant approach each season. Today we use the best quality leathers, canvas, cork, and rubber to produce high quality shoes for the adventures in life.