Custom made shoes, or as the English say “Bespoke”, are crafted following a very traditional procedure. The feet are measured where the structural condition and the posture is taken in consideration. A specific last for each foot will be created on the basis of the measurements and by interpreting the clients wish of style and design of the shoe. This precious and exclusive last belongs to the client, as it will subsequently be used for future restorations or new orders.
Subsequently, the client must return for the fitting trial, which serves as verification of the fit, the volumetric check, and the balance of the gait while walking. The goal is to offer the client a shoe that fits perfectly; an ambitious project that can be realized only through the painstakingly precise work of expert craftsmanship. (Follow up adjustments are made as needed).
The construction, whether Goodyear or Norwegian welted, will be stitched traditionally all by hand out of a handmade thread. The choice of material and color is all up to the client’s request from a traditional calf skin up to exotic and exclusive materials. All materials are sourced in Florence and the Tuscan Leather District, universally renowned for its luxury leathers. Each component as the wooden shank, reinforcements, stitching thread for the welt, the insole, filler, soles and heels are made without the use of any synthetic materials, plastics or metal, giving the shoe its unique characteristic of lightness, flexibility and resistance over time.
Timeline (average production time): 6-8 weeks before refitting, 10-12 weeks for final delivery
1. First Appointment: design, skin and measurements taken.
2. Second Appointment: after about 6-8 weeks, the preliminary fitting.
3. Delivery after 10-12 weeks.
MADE TO ORDER
The purpose to create a Made to Order shoe is to make it current and flexible in every way, not only in the structure, but also in the style that can be fashioned to the client’s taste. The client can choose between different models and methods of the shoe contraction (Cemented, Blake stitched, Goodyear Hand welted, Rapid stitched, Norwegian Hand welted). The choice of material and color is all up to the client’s request from a traditional calf skin up to exotic and exclusive materials. All materials are sourced in Florence and the Tuscan Leather District, universally renowned for its luxury leathers.