The company was founded in 1978 by Fausto Ripani in Montegranaro, a man with a long and strong experience started at the age of 14 years in the old cobblers’ shops, in the heart of Shoe’s District of Fermo.
The idea was to create a shoe made by hand from beginning to end, using the best materials in terms of leather and accessories, in order to obtain a product of highest quality and meticulous attention to detail. Among the Fausto Ripani most complicated creations there is Norway stitching.
Three types of stitching are needed before this very sophisticated creation is accomplished.
It is the artisan himself who decides on the backstitch line on the outer part of the shoe as well as on the distance from one stitch to the other by tying up all the parts the shoe is made of.
The first stitching binds the upper onto the leather sole, whereas the second stitching -again- ties the upper after the latter has been turned inside out, to the central sole. It is clear then that during this phase the trim, which goes around the entire shoe and the sole, is not the welt but a true central leather sole, known as “intersole”.
Now, the final 5-mm leather sole is stitched onto the intersole thus making a through tied-up frame.
The premium entirely natural materials that is used guarantee an exclusive shoe comfort. With its impressive and intricate stitches, the fascinating Norway stitching is an example of real artisan masterpiece for those who love to wear strong shoes of artistic design.
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