Shoes paired with character.
Piero Oliosi and his son Cristian are the owners of the A.S.98 and the soul of the renowned Italian company. Headquartered near Verona in Colà di Lazise…
The special design features and careful selection of materials set new industry standards. A.S.98’s materials are all imported from Italy because only selected tanneries can produce the distinctive leather that is characteristic of the brand.
It is this deep understanding, coupled with the technical skills of dedicated employees, that produces shoes with real character, because Olip is of the opinion that this is the only way fashion works.
A.S.98 is a brand with personality. Those who create unique fashion need to be unique in character. This isn’t something you can learn in design school, it comes from the neighbourhoods where the non-conformists live. This is where creativity comes to life, along with a sense of pride that’s based on who you are – not what you own. Our design team embraces this concept. Let’s call it passion, a lifeblood that flows into our everyday work. We create more than shoes; we produce distinctive works of art that bear our signature. With uncompromising style and all the rough edges, each piece has its own unique personality. One that is recognized where it really counts: on the street.