In the summer of 2011 I arrived at the Via Dei Michelozzo, south of the river Arno in glorious Florence. Located on the Piazza Santo Spirito I began a four year apprenticeship to learn and master the art of bespoke shoe making under the tutelage of Roberto Ugolini the venerable Italian shoe maker. It was here that I learnt my bespoke shoe making craft following time honoured techniques and traditions. The shoes I make for my clients are handmade personally by me with no use of machines whatsoever.
After working and living in Florence’s thriving artisan quarter, I returned to my home city of York. Following on from private recommendations, spread by word of mouth, I have been able to open my own showroom. This is located on the winding, cobbled streets in the heart of York, a stones throw from the Minster.
“I recently purchased my first pair of shoes and was extremely satisfied with the quality of their products and high level of customer service. Was a pleasure to be helped by Louis who was more than helpful, efficient and knowledgeable and made the experience remarkable“