Arche was founded in France in 1968 by husband and wife duo Pierre-Robert and Andree Helaine. Before founding Arche, Pierre-Robert Helaine created wooden soled shoes and became the most sought-after shoemaker in Tours, France for his quality creations.

Arche had the same success and became even more famous in 1976 when they perfected natural latex soles made with pure hevea milk. The brand continues to be entirely French made with 100% natural materials.