Hand-crafted for your feet
It's not just that one foot is right and one foot is left. Each foot is
different from the other and so it deserves its very own shoe.
Italian traditional shoemaker Silvano Lattanzi and his staff produce 20 pairs
of shoes every day, each bearing his signature in ink, just as an artist signs
his paintings or a fine craftsman signs his designs.
More than half of the shoes are made to order by customers from all over the
world - and now you can order them in Shanghai.
Lattanzi's new shop is in the prestigious Xintiandi, where traditional
Italian craftsmen fly in every month to measure customers' feet.
Back in Italy, each pair of Lattanzi shoes goes through more than 200
operations from the selection of the leather to leaving the shoes for more than
a week to shape themselves on a shoe tree.
Lattanzi has always made shoes with a guardolo, a leather strip carefully
worked and furrowed by small regular cuts that goes together with the stitches
of the seam. The shoes with a guardolo are the Rolls Royce of shoes.
Each "Rolls Royce" takes about three months and costs 50,000 yuan (US$6,250)
Look carefully for these details: the perfectly parallel double seams, all
the stitches of the same length, the accurately spaced little holes, the fine
piping hiding seams.
Another recommendation would be Salvatore Ferragamo's customized tramezza
shoes at the leading Italian shoemaker's flagship store at the Shanghai Center.
An exclusive item on personal order, the tramezza shoes are made of the
finest materials, environmentally safe glues and dyes and vegetable tans. It
ensures full waterproofing and natural suppleness.
Make your own combinations and adaptations from a range of colors, styles and
materials: from skin printed to brushed, from suede to varnished, from ostrich
to alligator, from moccasins to balmorals. Prices range from 12,800 to 67,500
It usually takes 60 days for the ideal shoes with
engraved initials to be delivered to your door. Enjoy the moment when you open
the box and slip on your super shoes.
Address: Store B, 222 Madang Rd
Address: Store A02, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Rd W.