We believe that great products are made with heart and soul.
We believe in slow fashion - where speed gives way to thoughtful design, quality materials are prized and the craftsman is honored for the works of his hands.
On a family trip to Portugal, our founders discovered (by chance!) a small factory in the north that had been making shoes since 1967. Now helmed by the third generation of a family of shoemakers, the artisans share the same vision of excellent craftsmanship and we are proud to journey with them.
Works of Their Hands
Each pair of shoes takes two weeks to construct, from selecting and cutting the leather, to hand lasting and welting. We utilize the Goodyear welt construction for all our shoes, which is one of the best methods of shoemaking.
Goodyear welted footwear is heavier and less flexible, largely in part to the additional layers of material. The additional layers also act as a buffer, and together with the welt, gives the shoes water-resistant protection. When first worn, a Goodyear-welted pair can be uncomfortable because of the "rib" stitch on the insole, but they are among the sturdiest shoes, and are easy to resole. Once well-worn, Goodyear-welted shoes can be among some of the most comfortable and most durable pairs.