In November 2008, on The Ohio State Universities Campus, Michael Stosky thought of a hybrid design for a boot while walking to class. The design that he possessed eventually elevated to a level of luxury design. He founded Velieris & Co in January 2009 to realize this design style and create a luxury shoe collection for women. He used his knowledge of both, the architecture field and the fashion world for his creations and inspirations for every style. He traveled the world to work with the top tanneries in Italy and accessory manufacturers in both Spain and Italy to help assist in the realization of his designs. While in his travels, he partnered with the top footwear Manufacturer in Portugal to finalize his designs and launched his first collection in the fall of 2011.