Our Story

Pair of Kings was inspired by our passion for shoes and founded upon one key objective: offer the highest-quality men’s footwear at revolutionary prices based on a direct factory-to-consumer supply chain. We cut out the middleman so your world-class leather shoes come at the best price.

The idea behind Pair of Kings started with a simple question: What is missing in the world of men’s shoes? Based on our extensive experience in the women’s shoes business, we noticed that men simply do not have a vast selection of high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. Pair of Kings was born to create a new paradigm for quality and luxury at the ideal price.



Jacques Messeca, owner of the private label women’s shoe line, Messeca Shoes, is an international shoe designer based in New York City. He founded Messeca Shoes in 1992, just two short years after moving to New York City from Brazil where he was involved in clothing manufacturing and production starting from only 17 years of age. Jacques credits his father for introducing him to the world of shoes and learned from a young age every aspect of the business, from selling shoes and creating a stylish accessory, to manufacturing a reliable product and managing private label brands. Pair of Kings Shoes is his first venture into the men’s shoe market.


Isaac Ariel has a passion for shoes unlike anyone else in the industry. He attributes his love for shoes to a summer job he had when he was 13 years old working at a shoe store on 38th and Broadway in New York City. This experience eventually lead and inspired him to open his own shoe store on 14th Street in Manhattan. Isaac drew his inspiration for Pair of Kings Shoes from his extensive experience and success working in women’s shoes and a fervent desire to apply his unique knowledge of shoe design to men’s fashion.