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A brand based between England and Portugal, NOSTA is built on the concept of combining classic shoe making traditions, whilst celebrating the authentic feel of early American sneaker culture. British designed footwear, NOSTA is based on a redefined luxury partnership of classic handmade traditions and high end materials.

Celebrating the independent sneaker boom of the 90’s, NOSTA brings luxury standards to a classic basketball aesthetic, creating a unique and undeniable spirit in every piece.

We're just getting started in this exciting journey, and we'd be thrilled for you to join us.

handmade in Portugal


+2 years of trial & error, multiple agents & factories; to finally land on the perfect sample ready to launch;

a timeless classic.



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Brand Values


"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten." – Aldo Gucci, 1938

In line with this wisdom, we prioritise crafting luxury footwear. Our commitment to quality ensures that each pair is not just a purchase, but an investment in enduring style and comfort – you're acquiring a timeless piece that will accompany you on countless journeys.


Catch W's with our exclusive Members Club; NOSTA intends to produce in a one-and-done fashion. Exclusive and limited, thoughtful designs and products, force our intentions when creating, to add not only a personal touch, but build products worth Investing in.

anti-fast fashion

You won't catch us producing inferior products in sweatshops in the East, or being run by suited-up board of Directors talking "Shareholder Value".

NOSTA is a passion project born from the vision of our founder, Lloyd. With meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to timeless design.

Why Portugal?

We believe in crafting our sneakers in Europe, where fair working conditions and superior craftsmanship go hand in hand. Unlike sweatshops, our European factories ensure that skilled artisans work in safe environments and receive fair wages. This commitment not only guarantees exceptional quality but also supports ethical labor practices and sustainable production methods.


Step into quality, crafted in northern Portugal by skilled artisans with over 30 years of experience. Each pair is made with top-notch materials and great attention to detail, ensuring ultimate comfort, durability, and a touch of luxury. No matter where your day takes you, elevate your footwear experience.

Genuine leather

We use only the finest quality leather, ethically sourced from LWG-certified Italian tanneries, and recyclable sole materials made right in Portugal.

highly anticipated

reverse taupe

Don't miss out on our most coveted colorway yet. This pair features the perfect blend of tumbled and smooth leather, buttery soft Taupe 'Lion' suede, and a genuine rubber sole.

Find out more via Member's Club.

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Men's Sneakers, 0001 "ORCA" White/Black
Men's Sneakers, 0001 "ORCA" White/Black
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