A hundred years stepping out in style


The first step in the process of making a handmade shoe, the choice of leather is of fundamental importance and must be performed by expert hands to avoid that there are “veins and blows” that at first glance could not be noticed.
Only top quality leather is used, coming from the best Italian and European tanneries; the leathers purchased are stored in special vaults at constant temperature and humidity, so that the skin does not lose its elasticity and vitality.


Once the leather has been chosen, it is cut, a time in which the master shoemaker really shines. The cut is in fact a very delicate procedure, given the preciousness of the materials, it can be carried out by hand or by machine to obtain greater precision. The model made of cardboard is placed on the leather, then cut with the trench, discarding any imperfections.


The Goodyear and Norwegian seams are hand-made by master craftsmen, who make their work and put their great experience and expertise to good use. The first, conceived in the United States in the late nineteenth century by Charles Goodyear Junior, is synonymous with value and refinement. The Norwegian is a complex and fascinating workmanship seam for a robust and solid type of shoe.


The shape is certainly the most important work tool and almost the symbol of the art of shoemaking. Its origin is in fact as old as this craft and since ancient Greek and Roman times we can find the first evidence of this object. Today the assembly of the upper on the form is performed with the help of modern machines that replace the expert hands of the craftsman.


The seaming of the sole is a delicate phase: a small portion of the sole, cracked, is opened and raised to sew the upper to the sole, then it is closed again to prevent the seam from being worn when walking.


As in classic craftsmanship, brass nails are applied manually to the heel and toe to slow wear. The leather sole is customized with the company color.


Particular attention is paid to the manual finishing of special leathers which are bleached and then recolored with the aid of anilines and beeswaxes, obtaining original and never identical effects.