Eric Sarin, our founder and CEO, has been making shoes for nearly 25 years. He spent a decade living in Europe, evolving his craft, and learning about premium and luxury footwear. The Alma Mater brand brings his passion to life - making the highest quality shoes and offering them in ways that allow more people to experience handcrafted luxury footwear.
The merging of old-world European craftsmanship and authentic American styling. Alma Mater sneakers are designed to invoke the innocence and purity of sport while embracing the highest standard of quality. Footwear classics handcrafted as unique luxury items.
Respect For Tradition
The Alma Mater design approach draws on decades of authentic sneaker history, yet the aesthetic is distinctly modern. Our brand embraces sport and carries a depth of emotion that comes from a nostalgic view of the sneaker revolution of the 1980's and 90's.
Proprietary insole technology provide premium comfort. Thick impact absorbing foam with a luxury leather top cover gives these shoes the ride and feel of a high-end running shoe.
Attention To Detail
We care about the little things. From our artisan shoemakers in Portugal to our insightful design team in Los Angeles, we are constantly trying to improve our products and how we can deliver them to you.