Sofia Gruss

Location: Uruguay
Precinct Program: YLAI
Date(s): 2016

Sofia Gruss is the CEO and Co-Founder of CAPITA, a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of high-end leather boots and shoes for men.  She previously worked as a fashion stylist and producer for CALA.  She participated in the Más Emprendedoras program in 2016, which was sponsored by Endeavor and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  Sofia has a degree in Fashion Design from the Universidad ORT Uruguay.

oesh-shoes-logoWhile in Charlottesville, Sofia is working with OESH Shoes. OESH Shoes is the product of years studying gait and the effects of footwear – from the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard Medical School to the University of Virginia. OESH works to fight against the wide variety of problems that are often associated with poor footwear. Their product is well known for dramatically changing the way we think about gait and footwear – ripping apart old, sometimes disastrous concepts and rigorously testing new ones–that have now become standards of normal understanding.


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Sofia Gruss – YLAI Impact Story

Sofia Gruss is the Co-Founder and Director of Cápita, a local manufacturer of high end boots and shoes in Uruguay.

During her time in Charlottesville, she worked with OESH Shoes to share marketing and manufacturing experience. Special thanks to The Scout Guide-Charlottesville and Beecroft & Bull for sharing time […]