Brand History

CHIKO was co-founded by R. Kolkman and Judy Chin in 1999 with the mission of managing all vital aspects of product development, prototype and shoe production so that their clients can focus on the marketing and sales.

The brand was named after the co-founders’ family names (Chi- Ko).

During the early days of CHIKO as a shoe manufacturer, the founders found that not only the brand designers are working with sketches, but also the consumers enjoy the idea of designing their own shoes by sketching them, and have them custom made into wearable shoes.

This caused CHIKO opened the supply chain to the individual/freelance designers in 2007 by launching the website of

By the end of November 2012, after test run for almost two years, CHIKO officially shifted gears into retailing by launching CHIKO online store.

The fashionable designs, impeccable craftsmanship and affordable price strike a chord with a passionate, chic and fashion forward clientele. The initial collection “affordable high end” was very well received and made record sales.

With the quality made to last, CHIKO online store is updated with refreshing new arrivals every week, to allow the mainstream consumer to take advantage of current shoe styles at a lower price.

In October 2013, CHIKO launched the instant shoe design interface online. Users can design their own shoes online, add or delete design elements, color the shoes, add personal text in just a few clicks.

In July 2014, CHIKO debut the first collection of high quality fashion handbag line under its own brand.

In August 2015, CHIKO expanded the business into men shoes collection after the very successful launch of unisex LED light up fashion sneakers.

By combining the values of traditional shoe creation with an abundant industrial supply chain and modern technology, CHIKO truly provides the shoppers with unique shopping experience.

Today, the strong customer orientation continues to be the core of company strategy empowering all stages of the fashion value chain from design, manufacturing to distribution.

CHIKO is committed to meet the needs of customers with unique designs, competitive pricing, impeccable quality, on-time delivery and the most efficient service, with the vision of creating one of the most desired global fashion brands.

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