Our Team

We are team of creatives. From traditional & contemporary craftspeople, designers, consultants and technicians, we are the people who can take your idea and transform it into a functional prototype that is production ready. Many of our craftspeople have been with us for more than 20 years and are highly experienced in the dying art of handmade shoemaking & leather accessories. Our team is our family and we strive for a culture of open mindedness, humility & attention to detail.

To Apply email us your resume & cover letter to jobs@italianshoefactory.com


Junior Footwear Designer [Full time]

Marketing & Design Intern

Leather Goods Craftsman

Shoe Last Craftsman

Shoe Upper maker

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum order quantity?

There is no minimum order quantity with us. We can produce 1 or several pairs of shoes depending on the clients requirements. However, price per pair will be determined on several factors such as shoe design, the shoe last utilized, the materials, custom components, time for production etc.

What do I need to start the prototyping process?

For development of new designs, what you need to get started are detailed sketches and production ready tech-packs.

If you have an initial idea or sketch but do not have the technical know-how to translate those sketches into a production ready tech-pack, then our in-house design team can help to recreate the sketch and make it production ready.

What is prototyping and sample making?

Prototyping and sample making refers to the development of new styles. It involves creating products and shoe collections based on new designs and specifications. The designs can be provided by you (if you are an experienced shoe designer) or ask our Design Team to help interpreting your ideas and get production-ready sketches. Only after the prototyping and sample making phase is complete, production (of the bulk order) can start.

How much does prototyping cost?

The cost for prototyping and sample making is generally in the range 1,000 to 3,000 Euro per style. The price may vary depending on complexity of design, materials chosen, hardware and embellishments (if any), or if particular shoemaking techniques are necessary.

Do you offer worldwide shipping?

Yes we do offer worldwide shipping at. Cost of shipping is not included on made to order & wholesale products. Taxes may apply as per country.

What is the lead time for production orders?

5-8 weeks (excluding shipping)

Note: take into account Italian holidays: 2-3 weeks in August and 1-2 weeks at the end of December.