In a small workshop in Florence, Saskia Wittmer crafts leather shoes that are as unique as each customer.
MADE is a series of simple, lovely short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are created.
Video by Leila Hussain.
Most of shoes like this are made in Romania only the movie and advertising is made in Italy. If Bloomberg realy want to do press investigation not advertising I know some companies in Timisoara, Oradea, etc were big brands exploit de workers.
Such an outdated "technology" and waste of time and money. End product looks the same as mass-produced shoes. You are better off wearing a brand new shoe every week and feel comfortable owning them instead of owning one very expensive shoes and worried about taking care of it for many years
As someone who has made shoes she worked EXTREMELY hard on these. Her execution, technique and craftsmanship is exquisite. I love she is teaching this craft and has won the respect of those around her - - they didn't make it easy for her and that made her better.
In case you're wondering: 2800-4000$ US.
Depending on what you'll want. Brogue, leather type, etc. (Possibly speed of turnover..be ready to wait a possible year...to 3...just as with a great tattoo or anything else, great , that is still a handcraft).
Not having $4k to spend on the perfect fitting shoe I learned to make my own. Now, 5 pairs later and spending about $500 on tools, lasts and leather, I get that indescribable feeling of wearing that $4k shoe...for about $100 per pair, in materials + 3 weeks work.Watching shoemaking videos in preparation of making my sixth pair. I can do it, you can too!
Bespoke shoes are like fine mechanical watches, they cannot be measured with their price-tags. These are the few things in life that I definitely spend big bucks without hesitation if I could afford them.
Nè anh bạn mua một ₫ôi giày ₫i vưa voi chân anh ₫ó i no biết anh style bao nhiêu mà cũng khong ₫ủ tiền mua cho anh mà anh cũng có là gì cua i ₫ể i mua cho anh ₫ôi giày nên anh tự mua ₫i i sẽ giup chọn kiểu giày phù hop voi ca tính tuổi tác nơi anh sẽ ₫ến
Those shoes cost exactly what people are willing to pay. If you are not willing or unable to afford them then they are not for you. Don't worry about it. There are many things you will never own just as there are many things you have which other people will never own. And guess what - it doesn't matter.
And this is how you sell a normal thing for 10times its actual cost incurred. For people thinking that the price is justified as they make it working several weeks, yes, it takes several weeks. But in all that time they are not making just one but several pairs of shoes. But I know people will abuse me for saying this as I live in a world where they buy phones from Apple with $1000 just because it is designed in California. They don't care that it is being made in China and costs maybe $100 in raw materials. Increasing prices to absurd levels gives people a feeling that they are actually wearing something a non-luxury brand won't be able to provide...
okay but labor should really cost a lot. people who says china makes them cheaper welll its because they have cheap labor!! (that's why companies put factories there, duh).
still won't buy it bec of the leather.
yes; Dead. Baby. Cow. I was into beautiful leather shoes too, until I saw a pic of a mom cow and her baby be
Ing forcefully separated and the mom had real tears in her eyes. I wish there was a way to CReate synthetic shoes that did not require the death of animals for our comfort and egos.
*India was once buzzing with such small regional centric workshops* with all the brilliant artisans... The *British* literally for their selfish gains *destroyed our native craftsmen & traders.* *Now forever we have become slaves to* puma/ adidas/ nike & *such monotonous giant industries* thats causing the death of skill & the regional heterogeneity.
Even till 1980s we had sections of the huge markets meant specially for the cobblers that had *amazing skilled workers with unique cultural backgrounds* like *Islamic, Rajputana, Kohlapuri, & Lambada* to name few which in turn *produced cultural centric variety of footwears.* And am just talking about my hometown Gulbarga that is 1 among the 640 districts of India. These markets were once popular for their unique craftsmanship *but now they just sell those company made shoes & footwears* & that too of black (pirated) quality. And lastly people who once cherished such custom made footwears esp. here in India due to the eternal colonial hangover love the European branded companies.
I do Love the Quality and the way it is being made!! But, you should have never shown the price for a pair of these shoes!!! In India, I can buy a pretty decent used car for the amount required to buy this pair of shoes!! Whatever things manufactured have a fair value and in the name of luxury and hand crafted professionalism, this is a total rip off!!! But, we have lots of humans among us who just blindly keep on admiring luxury and are ready to throw any amount of money for such items. I really admire the way such companies convince certain category of humans among us to pay any amount of money and reap 100 to 1000 times profit for services and goods in the name of luxury and quality!! I really wonder if the professional hand crafters are paid well compared to the price of such goods!!