As for the pumps, I knew we had to do them in Italy. A classic but modern pump with a beautiful last and heel, made in gorgeous leather or suede is something you’ll have in your wardrobe forever. And this father/son duo knows how to cut a pump. It’s an art! You need the perfect top line; cut low on the sides, but not too low, and the perfect scoop in the front. And when you first put them on your feet, they feel snug, then stretch and give perfectly so there’s no breaking them in. Like I said, it’s an art, and the Italians are masters.
It was a wonderful trip, meeting new factories, seeing old friends and reconnecting with the footwear spirit that is so deeply ingrained in those little hill towns in Tuscany. There is nothing quite like a trip through Europe to ignite the senses and get the synapses firing! We pour ourselves into every aspect of what we do here, so you can enjoy that same spirit when you wear our shoes.