Meet Aurora

About Aurora

Our Aurora is a soft square toe slingback mule with a 1.5" crescent heel, 3D printed sole, and digital mesh cushion. Handcrafted with vegetable tanned leather in Portland, OR.

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The story behind the name

Every pair of HILOS is named after an artist near and dear to us. Aurora is a Norwegian singer songwriter that our founder, Gaia, first discovered at a San Francisco music festival. Entranced by her poetic lyrics and electro-folk sound, Aurora immediately captured our hearts.

Caitlyn s.

"They look so cute with socks and the slingback ensures they don't slide off your feet. This shoe certainly makes me walk a little taller."

The tech underneath

The Aurora platform is an insole, midsole, & outsole 3D printed as a singular recyclable piece that encompasses the performance of all three.

Our lattice-like digital mesh cushion acts as the insole, designed to keep you comfy from day to night. Beneath this cushy layer is our version of a midsole, engineered to feel light and flexible without losing durability. Lastly, the bottom of the Aurora houses a tread pattern that keeps you feeling secure and grounded with every step.

Ending overproduction & waste

While Aurora is digitally native, every pair is handcrafted and made individually for you only after you make your order, eliminating overproduction and waste and bringing you to the center of what you wear.


Designed to be disassembled and repurposed for a second life, your Aurora mules can be sent back to HILOS for complete circularity when you're ready to let them go.

Where technology meets craftsmanship.