Our Story

Bondeno was founded in Florence, Italy, in July of 2015. 

In 2017, Bondeno moved its headquarters and marketing operations to New York and opened its first showroom in Midtown Manhattan.

Bondeno was founded to merge old world traditional Italian shoe craftsmanship and modern medical grade three-dimensional scanning technology to craft bespoke custom made shoes, delivering the exact fit the client wants in one go, saving on time and cost. To this day, the traditional method of crafting custom shoes around the world continues to rely on crafting anywhere between 1 to 4 pairs of unfinished trial shoes before crafting the final product.

Our scanning technology and three-dimensional model rebuilding process also allows us to reverse engineer the exact size of the client's most comfortable pair of shoes without the need to take apart or damage the client's shoes in any way.

Our 5th generation Italian shoemakers have been crafting the finest shoes and boots for men since 1908. 

The ''Handmade'' Standard

Our handmade shoes crafted in our small family workshop in Italy carry traits that are not found in shoes made in factory assembly lines. When Picasso draws a perfect circle by hand we know it could never be as perfect as one drawn using a compass, but just like some people will still prefer the one by Picasso, to this day many prefer handmade shoes because they provide the quality and elegance that machines cannot replicate. Our shoes are hand-welted, hand-lasted and hand-soled. 

Painted Like a Work of Art

 When it comes to colors, we offer a choice between our solid colors, or our traditional hand-painted patinas. Our patina colors are applied by hand, so the colors on each pair of shoes will vary slightly each time. Hand-painted colors gradually change over time and develop into beautiful patinas, whereas solid colors on calf leathers dyed at the tannery will keep the same color overtime.

  

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