Have your measurements taken once by our bespoke specialist for a lifetime of comfortable shoes, shipped directly to your home.
Measurement Taking & Custom Shoe Last Sculpting
Our bespoke specialist begins by obtaining a replica of each foot, capturing measurements, shape, volume, and elasticity indexes. We also ask about any specific areas that require special consideration due to sensitivities, discomfort, or pain.
The information obtained during the measurement process is used by our last maker in Italy to individually design and carve from scratch the left and right custom shoe lasts for a true custom fit.
Freedom of Expression
The possibilities in designs for our custom made shoes are unlimited. From any of our house styles to a model that the client wants to create or replicate, everything is possible. The pattern will be custom designed using the client's bespoke lasts.
Pricing & Delivery Times
Our custom made shoes and boots are priced at $770 and $870 respectively, using A-Grade full-grain calfskin tanned by Hermès, and built with a single leather Blake, double leather Blake-Rapid, or a Vibram rubber sole. A Goodyear welted construction can be ordered for an additional $100. Pricing for exotic leathers will be provided upon request.
Our delivery time is between 6 to 8 weeks from the day the order is placed. Your order may be picked up at our NYC showroom or shipped directly to you.
Book a complimentary consultation to view our house collection and learn about our measurement and custom shoemaking process. If you decide to place an order, our bespoke specialist will take your measurements and walk you through the bespoke shoe customization process, which takes between 30 to 45 minutes.
We begin by obtaining an exact replica of each foot that captures measurements, shape, volume, and elasticity indexes. We continue by performing a number of tests to learn about your exact fitting preferences in terms of how snug you like your shoes to fit each foot. We also measure the thickness of the socks you commonly wear with your dress shoes and ask about any specific areas that require special consideration due to sensitivities, discomfort, or pain.
Shoe Last Sculpting
A shoe last is the block of wood in the shape of a shoe on which the leather is stretched to craft the shoe. We sculpt and carve the left and right shoe lasts from scratch, and we don't take this lightly. We use the left and right foot's individual measurements, shape, and volume because no two feet are the same. We also understand that each foot's center line is unique and it rarely matches the center line of an adjusted or modified standard shoe last. Carving a set of lasts with a beautiful toe shape and that also provides a right fit is the standard of excellence our last makers in Italy have delivered over generations.
When it comes to toe shapes, we offer the classic round, the classic square, the chisel toe, the perfeta chisel toe, or the client may commission a completely new toe shape.
Custom Pattern Design
During the customization process for the upper of the shoe, the client may choose one of our house styles, have us replicate a design, or commission an entire new design, within the oxford, loafer, derby, monk strap, and boot categories. The final pattern selected by the client will be custom designed using the client's custom carved lasts.
Leathers & Skins
For our shoes made in calf leather, we use "Sicalf", a 1.4 mm A-Grade full-grain calfskin produced by Tanneries du Puy, stablished in 1946 in the South of France, and currently owned by the Hermès Group. We chose Sicalf for its suppleness, durability, and overall quality, not to mention that it is also one of the most expensive calf hides available for sale on the open market. Sicalf and suede come standard with our starting price of $770 for shoes and $870 for boots. We also offer a range of exotic leathers upon request including cowhide, cordovan, suede, deer, bull, shark, elephant, crocodile, alligator, sting-ray, python, lizard, and ostrich. All of our hides are licensed by Fish and Wildlife offices worldwide for trade and export.
Solid Colors & Hand-painted Patinas
Other than black, we offer a range of solid colors in different shades of brown, oxblood, and tan. For hand-painted patinas, other than the colors on display from our house collection, we are able to replicate any color commissioned by the client.
In terms of sole constructions, we offer 4 types. A single leather Blake construction known for its thin profile, weightlessness, and flexibility. A double leather Blake Rapid construction known for its thicker profile, durability and waterproofness. A full Vibram rubber Blake Rapid construction known for its flexibility and water resistance, and a Goodyear welted leather sole, known for its cork filled foot-bed that molds to your feet overtime and is also the most waterproof leather sole with a double stitched out-sole.
Interior Heel Cushioning
We use a high density memory foam heel piece that never goes flat and provides the most comfortable cushioning of all heel pieces we have come across over the years. This feature comes standard in all of our shoes.
Insoles & Orthotics
If you happen to wear insoles or orthotics, we will take your measurements with the insole or orthotic underneath your feet so that the extra volume will be reflected when carving your custom shoe lasts and hence making a shoe that will provide the extra room for your orthotics.
Pricing | French Calf by Hermes
Our bespoke shoes and boots are priced at $770 and $870 respectively, using A-Grade calfskin tanned by Hermès, and built with a single leather Blake, double leather Blake-Rapid, or a Vibram rubber sole. The Goodyear welted construction with its corked filled foot-bed can be ordered for an additional $100. Pricing for exotic leathers will be provided upon request.
The carving of a set of bespoke custom shoe lasts is complimentary with each shoe or boot order and they will be stored at our temperature controlled warehouse in Italy for easy reordering.
Pricing | Exotic Leathers
Pricing for exotic leathers will be provided upon request. We offer a range of exotic leathers upon request including cowhide, cordovan, suede, deer, bull, shark, elephant, crocodile, alligator, sting-ray, python, lizard, and ostrich. All of our hides are licensed by Fish and Wildlife offices worldwide for trade and export.
Our delivery time is between 6 to 8 weeks from the day the order is placed. Delivery times may vary due to local Italian holidays.
Worldwide Shipping or Showroom Pickup
Once your custom shoes have been crafted, you may pickup your order at our NYC showroom or we may have your order shipped directly to you. Within the U.S. we ship through UPS or Fedex depending on which company has better coverage in your particular city. Worldwide we ship to any country where DHL operates in.
You only need to be measured once by our measurement specialist to easily reorder using your personal custom carved shoe lasts which are stored at our temperature controlled warehouse in Italy.