What is a mozo? Back in the time of pack trains and large cattle roundups, a mozo would help out with heavy work around the ranch. The mozo was always on his feet working. The spirit of the mozo inspired a footwear craftsman and entrepreneur who loved to make high quality footwear to start MOZO® in 1996. Deckers Outdoor Corporation purchased MOZO in the summer of 2009 and has continued the tradition. MOZO® is part of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), the parent company of innovative lines that include UGG® Australia, Teva®, Simple®, Tsubo®, Ahnu®. Websites are www.mozoshoes.com and www.deckers.com.
MOZO® makes revolutionary footwear for creative, passionate and talented professionals. We make shoes for people, not just for what they do! We recognize that culinary professionals are artists, athletes, and creators—not just cooks or servers.
Our standard is this: Any shoe that bears the MOZO® name must be a shoe that we are personally willing to stand in and wear for 10 to 12 hours a day. Ever since we made that promise, MOZO has set new standards for comfort, safety and durability for culinary footwear.
MOZO develops its shoes by engaging leaders in the culinary world to co-create shoes they want to wear. Chris Cosentino (graduate of J&W), Marcus Samuelsson and Aaron Sanchez are MOZO’s three premier chefs who have helped design and create shoes for the company. This collaboration results in stylish footwear that is not only slip-resistant, but also meets the demand for authentic comfort with gel insoles, full-length cushioned midsoles and ergonomically shaped shoes that fit the natural shape of the foot.
MOZO is an approved footwear vendor for several leading industry partners. It is the combination of safety, comfort, and quality, which has advanced the brand rapidly since Deckers’ acquisition.