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ABOUT OUR SHOES
discover the steps to create
your bespoke shoe
CHOOSE THE LEATHER AND COLOUR
Choose from a wealth of full grain leathers and suede options such as the rich patinas of hand-buffered calf, uniquely textured Grain Calf and exotic skins such as Crocodile, Python and Lizard.
(For exotic leather, please contact us)
SHAPE AND FIT
Ensure the perfect fit through few steps of your foot measurement
Measure the circumference of foot neck starting with 0 on the tape at the left side of the foot and continuing to the right side
Measure the length of the foot without approximation from the end of the heel to the tip of the most prominent toe.
Measure the widest part of the foot (sole) by placing zero on the tape at the base of the first toe and measuring the distance to the base of the last toe.
If you already own dress shoes please indicate your usual size and your usual brand, if any (Church’s, Allen Edmonds, John Lobb, etc).
According to informations provided, Damiano Chiappini will calculate which is the perfect size for you.
handmade in montegranaro
Combining over 50 years of shoe making heritage, all Damiano Chiappini welted shoes are made in Montegranaro, Marche region,central Italy.
Each pair is created in a process involving over 150 steps, making each customer’s imagination a reality. All phases are handmade, including stiching and assembly steps.
SOLE AND INSOLE
Whether inclined towards the characteristics of traditional leather soles or the functionality of a weather resistant rubber sole, with a range of options offered for both, choose whichever option best suits your lifestyle between “good-year welted”,”norvegese”, “norvegese a catenella”, “reversed norvegese”and “stagno stiching”. All stiches and seams are entirely handmade.
Toe-puffs and counters are made entirely of natural leather, soaked in water for 24 hours and fixed with special natural chestnut glues. The soles are glued in the same way and then sewn to the upper to make the footwear waterproof and perfectly breathable.
Every Damiano Chiappini shoe will be completed with a special shoe care kit, wich includes :
- 1 upper brush
- 1 waterbased polish
- 1 cleaning cloth
- 1 pair of additional laces
- 1 shoe horn
- 2 natural cotton bags