Welcome behind the scenes of our production process.
It starts with a desire for last, styles and materials, very often from vintage items found on our travels. We start with DIY, handcrafted models to visualise a particular shoe volume. Then we draw until we get a glimpse of what we want and a draft of our collection — all this while taking into account the manufacturing constraints, because shoes are a technical matter and it’s best to master the art.
The last forms the basis of our work. It defines character, style and fit. And so it’s with the last maker that the adventure begins. They use a wooden block to scratch, polish and chisel with to obtain the desired volume. They’re the artist we rely on to find the right compromise between style and fit.
Once the last is made, the model previously drawn flat is reproduced with a pencil directly on the last. This is done without a sophisticated program. Hey, we are dealing here with ancient techniques that require a certain ‘feel’ and a lot of experience.
With over 25 years of contact with the best French and Italian tanneries, we obviously always aspire for the best. Ecopell for its unparalleled vegetal-tanned leathers, Annonay for its Boxcalfs of distinguished excellence, and Ambassador for the quality of its velvets. We use top-quality, durable materials which are LWG-certified, a guarantee of sustainable environmental practices.