Alessandro and Dario are the founders. Hey Dude Shoes was Born in Italy, raised in the world. Hey Dude Shoes came into existence with one goal, to completely change the way they think about footwear. In 2008, out of a strong desire, people want to see lightweight, comfortable, stylish and affordable workmanship shoes become the standard, not the exception to how you treat your feet. Every new shoe is more than just a pair of beautiful shoes. This is a promise of a new adventure and an exciting opportunity for unique discoveries. Combining the lightness and comfort of a pair of sandals with the style of your favorite shoes, it's clear that the shoes have evolved.