Our Story

 
Can you afford to care?

VOS® believes that most people have a genuine desire to help others. Unfortunately most people don't have the time or resources to have a significant impact on their own.

This inevitably took us to the original question: Can most people afford to care? More importantly, can we create quality products which are good for the environment, and meanwhile help others in need without asking people to spend more?
The answer is YES!

We have not only developed quality eco-friendly products, but we have also strategically partnered with national and international organizations to create a sustainable business model. This enables most people to support our cause and the different social initiatives of all the organizations we have partnered with.

For every pair sold, VOS® provides basic healthcare and education to the natural rubber producing communities that cultivate the sustainable raw material for its sandals. In addition, for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need of footwear around the globe.

A few of the Founder's lifelong passions have been helping others, soccer and international business. Over time he began to couple his personal and professional experiences in the aforementioned realms with his natural instinct of international entrepreneurism. Having the opportunity to travel the globe over, he has always been keen to noticing the array of humanitarian needs that are prevalent in various regions of the world.

Once exposed to the aforementioned needs, it was impossible for him not to put-into-action his ability to bridge the developed world with the developing world to work towards a better today & tomorrow in unison globally.

The inspiration to provide footwear to individuals in need of the same was born in the less fortunate regions of the world while he would play soccer with individuals that lacked footwear. The inspiration to integrate healthcare & education into the VOS® social initiative was born through his exposure to the need of the same in communities around the globe as a linguistic translator for medical teams and instructors which provide this attention to communities to raise their quality of life.

The name VOS® is an inspiration of a Spanish language expression used throughout the Central and South American regions of Latin America. In the aforementioned regions of the world, the word “vos” is used colloquially in many countries and it actually means “you” in the pronoun form. This variety of Spanish is formally referred to as “voseo” and it is a direct derivative of the formal Castilian Spanish spoken in Spain. Hence, we were inspired to create a brand from this expression due to the fact that it is very easy to say across the gamut of languages and it represents so much more than a name, it represents “you” and “you” represent VOS®.

VOS® Social Good = Two Steps At A Time™ & Give+Give+Recycle™

Right Step: For every pair you buy we give one away to someone in need.

Left Step: We provide basic health care and education to natural rubber producing communities in need.
 

Our Qualities

Values We Believe In:

 

 

Get to Know Us

 
 
 
What inspires you?
We don't want to change your lifestyle, we want your lifestyle to help change the world. -VOS®
 
What is your favorite part about creating your products?
Seeing the sincere smiles on the people's faces that we are helping through basic healthcare, footwear and education.
 
What is the toughest part of your day?
Everyday is a challenge, but a challenge worth facing for the better of those who don't have a choice.
 
What was the best day in company history?
The inauguration of the initial clinic which provides basic healthcare & education to the communities which cultivate the sustainable raw material for VOS® products.
 
What was the biggest decision you ever had to make?
Stepping away from only taking one step at a time like the rest and instead taking Two Steps At A Time™ for a better today & tomorrow.
 
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Continually providing an affordable eco-friendly product offering tied to our global humanitarian causes.
 
Our Favorite Song
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
 
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Brasil
 
Our Favorite Product Besides Our Own
Sustainable Natural Rubber
 
Our Favorite Quote
Recycle your every step!™
 
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