MOBS was born from an inherent fascination and appreciation for shoes. Alexandre Benaim, founder of MOBS, was inspired to create a brand that marries utility and style after observing human migration patterns across different cultures. It started with a trip through Tanzania, where he was inspired by the beautifully crafted sandals sold in the local market. The sandals were formed from discarded rubber tire treads, leather and hand-crafted beads. They were simple, elegant and functional. In 2013, he moved from Paris, France to Los Angeles, California to chase his dream and build MOBS with the same philosophy; simple, elegant and functional. In the process, he assembled a global team of experts to realize his vision.
Centered around Mobility, Optimism, Beauty and Soul, MOBS creates expressive and versatile footwear with movement in mind. The shoes are a combination of modern athletic construction techniques, premium materials and effortless style to produce shoes with incredible fit, feel and comfort.
A shoe that performs. Based on decades of footwear development and manufacturing experience, our shoes are made using modern athletic footwear construction techniques to provide lightweight flexibility, cushioning and traction in every step. Our most recent collection offers four signature constructions using a combination of molded EVA midsole and rubber outsole components. Inside the shoe is a premium antimicrobial foam sock liner that offers immediate and long lasting step in comfort.
Our shoes are crafted in every step of the process. Every last, pattern and outsole is designed, developed and manufactured exclusively for MOBS. Seasonal collections are produced using high quality leather developed in collaboration with our tannery partners. We offer a variety of leather finishes, smooth and slightly shiny "Vero" Leather, plump and soft Tumbled Leather, velvety Nubuck, Suede and "Nomad" Leather, which has a slight tonal effect due to the post production burnishing process. A premium leather lining provides long-lasting comfort, breathability and wear. From stitch details and component finishes to branding, every detail is an opportunity to elevate.
Over the years, we've formed relationships with small factories to produce high-quality small production sneakers, shoes and boots, sold directly to you. No middle man, no 6x markups, just you and us together. This allows us to provide better customer service, get to know you and continually improve our shoes based on your feedback. We offer free shipping and returns so you can try them on in the comfort of your own home.