In order to create a product that really works you must have experienced one that doesn't. After years of racing Karim Ojjeh decided to take matters into his own hands.
Following his maiden participation at the 2005 Le Mans 24 Hours, where he finished second in class, he looked forward to driving his Lamborghini back to home in Switzerland. After the podium ceremony he changed out of his racing gear and jumped into his sports car. Immediately he felt that the connection he had enjoyed with his racer was missing in his road car.
He stopped at the next gas station and put his racing boots back on, problem solved. It was at this point he decided to create a shoe that was to be both stylish and casual but had the performance of a traditional racing boot.
The KO-Racer driving shoes were born.