Sergio Toro was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine. At the age of 16 Sergio immigrated with his family to New York. He studied at College for Creative Studies in the heart of Detroit and Coventry University in England, where he attained a BA in transport and product design with first class honors. Afterward Sergio became involved in a wide range of design projects with different companies before deciding to pursue a career in the footwear industry. He lives and works in New York City.