Golo was established in New York City in about 1915. Initially a manufacturer of slippers, it soon started designing and producing women's fashion footwear.
From the 50s through the 70s, Golo designed and made shoes for a roster of fashion luminaries including Diane von Furstenberg, Oleg Cassini, Leila Larmon and Stepen Bruce of Serendipity, and Jaccques Tiffeau.
From it's modest beginings, Golo eventually created designs which often pushed the boundries of fashion, and ran a full spectrum of looks, from avant-garde sandals to pragmatic waterproof rain boots.
Possibly best known for the white patent go-go boots famously worn by Barbara Streisand, Golo shoes, boots, and sandals have been immortalized by the hundreds of pictures in fashion magazines worldwide. Iconic photographers such as Bert Stern Richard Avedon, and Helmut Newton have captured the magic created by Golo's many personalities. The archives of fashion document the prominence of Golo, arguably as influential as some of the women that the camera captured wearing them; Cher, Barbara Streisand, Penelope Tree, Verushka, just to name a few.
As Coco Chanel once said, "Fashions change, style remains".