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Bespoke Shoemaking in Florence – Italy
Italy is the core of leather crafting art in the world, hosting numerous prestigious brands recognized globally. The reason why Italian shoes enchant so many people all over the world is their highly sophisticated designs realized by the endless pursuit of the quality of Italian artisans who put a value on creating beautiful, comfortable with a feather touch, and inspiring shoes.
Florence above all Italian cities has been the center of the Italian leather industry, nurturing generations of highly skilled artisans and craftsmen, with an uncompromising insistence on quality and top-level techniques. Such a shoemaking industry now seeks to incorporate traditional and modern techniques, moving forward together with new market tendencies. In such fast-moving and globalizing environment, cultivating a new generation of shoemaking artisans who preserve the precious tradition of the shoe industry is an utmost theme in Italy.
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Shoemaking instructors are from Italian families, who has been making leather shoes for generations. The laboratory is located in dowtown Florence, a few steps from the Florence Cathedral. The teacher will show students every step of leather crafts in an easy and comprehensive manner.