After spending two days at the Fashion fair Pitti Oumo, in Florence, Italy, we decided to dedicate a day to visit some of the local Craftsmen as well. Our first stop was at shoemaker Roberto Ugolini.
He turned out to be a nice guy, easy to talk to, curious and very passionate about his trade. We spend an hour talking about ways of shoemaking and he carefully showed us how he works .
|Mr.Ugolini at the workshop|
|Work in progress|
After the fitting he is ready to make the real shoe.
The pictures speak for themselves
Bespoke shoes made by Roberto Ugolini starts at 1.100€ , which seems to be much cheaper than many of his collegues in the trade . When I asked him how that was possible, he explained that he prefer a lower profit and a lot of costumers than the other way around .
I dearly recomend a visit to his workshop at Via Michelozzi 17r 50125 Florence ,Italy .
Please note that all questions regarding pricing and appointments should be made directly to Mr.Ugulini to himself through the webside :