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Inside Our Factories | Italy

For the making of our Foundation Flats we travelled to the land of artisanal craftsmanship, Italy.

Twice a year we visit a beautiful place called Le Marche, where modern shoemaking was invented. Also known as the Shoe Valley, Le Marche is a historical region best known for eminent Italian shoemaking and considered the world’s oldest and best shoe manufacturing district since 1901.

Here we work with an alliance of skilled artisan shoemakers whose skills have been passed on generation after generation. It’s a solid base of family-run factories and local craftsmen.

Our factories have more than 30 years of experience producing handmade shoes and the artisans employ time-honoured methods passed down through generations, to produce timeless shoes that are uncompromised in their construction.

From the leather selection, the engineering of the lasts, the pattern cutting and the hand finishing of the shoes, all our products are hand crafted by people who place care into every single pair produced. 

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