Situated deep within the Norwegian countryside in a small community in the fjords of Norway, Aurlandskoen boasts a rich history. “It all started with a man from Sogn who emigrated to the US at the end of the 19th century, like many people did at the time,” explains CEO Mette Bakketun. “Nils Tveranger learnt the shoemaker trade during his time in America, and returned to Norway with his newfound knowledge.” Strongly inspired by the Native American moccasins, Tveranger came back to Norway in the early 20th century to find that a local shoe was being made by the farmers using a simple design and the leather from their farms.