A Quest For Comfort Nirvana
From our founder, Jon Buscemi
"Lusso was created out of necessity, I found myself wearing comfort footwear more often than not and simply didn’t like what was offered in the market. Paired with a vision. The vision came from a random meeting with friends in SoHo, New York City, my friend was wearing a pair of terry-cloth hotel slippers in the street, the ones you find next to your bed in five-star hotels. I thought to myself this shoe isn’t sustainable, but what if you put a sole that was strong enough to hold up in the streets, but be nice enough to wear around the house."
Welcome to Comfort Nirvana.
Co-founder Rob Dyrdek, interviewed Jon Buscemi for his podcast - "Build With Rob".
Since the moment he presented shoes packaged like champagne at DC, Rob knew Jon Buscemi was something special. Jon’s illustrious career and their partnership in Lusso Cloud has proven that instinct right. Rob met Jon Buscemi during their days at DC Shoes and formed an instant connection. But it would take over a decade for the two visionaries to finally build a company together. Although Rob tried to get in early on the Buscemi brand, even attempting to trade a $35,000 Rolex for equity, the rocket ship left without him. Fast forward to 2018, the timing was finally right to start building the comfort footwear brand that would become Lusso Cloud. Revered by celebrities like Oprah and Leonardo DiCaprio, Lusso Cloud creates the most comfortable, versatile footwear on the market. Inspired by a luxury hotel slipper worn by Justin Bieber on the streets of New York, Lusso Cloud launched in 2020 to a market ripe for disruption in the comfort space. Jon Buscemi is a celebrated footwear designer, creative director and serial entrepreneur. His past and present companies include Gourmet, Greats, Truff, Buscemi, Uncle Paulie’s, and Lusso Cloud.