The Spartoo adventure started back in 2006 with three friends who all shared a love for shoes and the internet. The name Spartoo is a reference to the ancient leather sandals worn in the city of Sparta, the two O’s were added by the founders as a nod to some of the internet’s greatest success stories, such as Google, Yahoo, and Kelkoo.

The marketplace was fully launched in 2013 and currently operates within 18 EU countries including France, Spain, Germany, UK, Belgium, Denmark, and Italy. Today, Spartoo represents 10 million monthly visits and 8 million active users per month.