Ped travels the earth looking for unique shoe designers to add to our highly curated collection of handmade shoes. Below you'll find our current selection of designers and the stunning beauties they've created for Spring 2022.
Cydwoq is the premier handmade shoe collection in the United States. "Old World Craftsmanship for Modern Feet". All HANDMADE by Rafi Balouzian using vegetable-tanned Italian leathers and water-based glues. Originally educated as an architect, Rafi and his son, Ari, design incredibly comfortable and timeless styles and then craft them by HAND in their California family-owned factory. The Classic Collection represents timeworn traditional shoe concepts in contemporary styling. The Cydwoq Classic collection consists of styles that provide a slightly wider fit and more casual styling than the Cydwoq Vintage line. All Cydwoqs soften, stretch and conform to your feet with wear, resulting in years of enjoyment. People often buy one pair and then become Cydwoq addicts!! Trust us when we say we are addicted to the comfort. We should know, Ped is proud to have offered Cydwoq designs for 24 years!
Made in the Marche region of Italy, Ernesto Dolani is the newest addition to our highly edited Ped shoe designers. What caught my eye with Ernesto's designs is the gorgeous, buttery Italian leathers, beautifully made clean designs, passion for details and simplicity of the Italian styling. The handmade quality, authenticity and craftsmanship is strongly apparent in Ernesto's designs. While he pays attention to contemporary arts and fashion trends, he keeps his eye on the old fashion techniques of classic Italian shoe making, what we love.
PED is proud be offering Fiorentini and Baker for over 20 years now. We love Deborah Baker as she designs not only the coolest Italian boots, shoes and bags but one's that will last a lifetime. Trust us on this: we've traveled the whole world looking! Fiorentini & Baker are the 100% embodiment of timeless design, long-lasting, stunning leathers and supreme quality. (My personal Fiorentini + Baker boots are over 13 years old and look better than when they were new!) With a passion for shoes even as a young girl, Deborah Baker continues to create playful and sexy beauties, with a classic and thoroughly modern twist. Fiorentini and Baker is constructed at small Italian factories, using traditional old-world shoe making techniques to handcraft styles which are effortlessly wearable and exceptionally durable. Rock on in F + B!
Based in Italy, La Bottega Di Lisa is a small family-operated shoe factory. Named after their late daughter, Lisa, they keep her spirit alive as she lives throughout their beautiful Italian styles. With a rich and storied history of shoe making, the Lupetti Family employs traditional Italian shoe-making techniques while focusing on the gorgeous small batch leathers they can find in Italy. Their search for the very best vegetable tanned leathers guarantees quality and longevity of their timeless styles. Unique hand staining techniques make their leather treatments gorgeous and one-of-a-kind! Made shoe by shoe, one at a time, each shoe has the soul of genuine Italian shoe making at it's finest. Ped is honored to be one of only a very few US retailers to offer La Bottega Di Lisa shoes.
We know you love your leather shoes, boots and bags as much as we love ours. After years of wearing and selling the finest leather products from around the world, we would like to share with you our favorite leather care products. We highly recommend you care for your leather goods as they will last longer if you do so. A little TLC goes a long way!
Based in Denmark, Lofina is the epitome of a family run business. The married couple Lise-Lotte and Morten Svenninggaard started Lofina after the two met going to school together to learn about shoe making at 18. After graduation, they moved to Italy and their fascination for Italy and Italian quality began. In 1996, they moved back to Denmark and began their dream, Lofina Shoes. We love the whimsical Danish styling, Italian craftsmanship, extreme quality, amazing colored and oiled, eco-friendly leathers and ultimately, their focus on comfort.
The underlying philosophy of Loints of Holland is "Art For Your Feet"! Loints of Holland are handcrafted in Hungary using eco-friendly techniques and hand selected German leather. Loints of Holland are chemical-free and sustainable. Loints of Holland is a Dutch, third generation handmade shoe manufacturer and we believe is the perfect new addition to Ped's unique and handmade shoe collection. We share similar philosophies with Loints of Holland: "green" environmentally and labor friendly shoes, made sustainability, employing whimsical designs, exceptional functionality and most importantly, comfort! Rich hues, strong yet subtle colors and exceptional comfort.
MOMA = Midnight Over My Action, is a collaboration of Gigio and Daniele Gironacci. These native Italians offer a winning creative collaboration of traditional Italian designs with unusual leathers and cool treatments. Based in the Marche hills of Italy, the styles are inspired by the vibrant nature of their environments. Combining old craftsmanship and new leather techniques, comfort reigns and MOMA styles are timeless. We are thrilled to add MOMA to our carefully curated Ped collections!
Patrizia Bonfanti's modern styles are handmade in Pisa, Italy. Avant-garde, mildly edgy and incredibly comfortable, Patrizia uses only the best hand-selected velvety nubucks, buttery soft naturally-dyed leathers and lug rubber soles. Patrizia Bonfanti produces her unique styles in the same family-owned Tuscan factory they've employed for ages. Patrizia's modern styles genuinely reflect traditional handmade shoe-making techniques, resulting in incredibly chic, versatile and comfortable go-to styles for years of enjoyment.
A long-time favorite here at PedShoes.com, Pep Monjo creates beautiful shoes that have vintage inspiration, yet with a modern edge. Senor Monjo was raised in a family of Spanish shoemakers and after studying design in Milano at the age of 18, Pep began working collaboratively with the most progressive shoemakers in all of Europe. In time he chose to make his own unique mark on the shoe world by creating his own lines: Argila and Pep Monjo. Hand-chosen buttery leathers? Check. Rich and lustrous suedes? Check. Comfort and longevity? Check and Check! So take a minute to "check" out his gorgeous beauties, all handmade in Pep Monjo's hometown of Menorca Spain.
Salzburg-born Simone and her Japanese husband Yuji are the beating heart of Rosa Mosa. Simone and Yuji buys exclusively from local suppliers and artisans in their native Austria and also work intimately with small-batch leather tanneries from Italy. Each Rosa Mosa creation strives for the perfect zen balance of craftsmanship and creativity. Simone and Yuji met and began collaborations while studying Footwear and Accessory design at the Cordwainers college in London England. Together in business and with love, Simone and Yuji create whimsical handmade shoes and accessories that blend unique styling, comfort and with a little playful humor. Made with love and the best intentions all the way from Austria!
Straight from the beating heart of Barcelona's highly-urban El Borne district, Vialis (pronounced vee-alis) was a Spanish secret during their first 8 years. Now, after introducing retail stores across Spain (Paris too!), Vialis has become a highly respected shoe destination for many Europeans, who seek out their comfort-first designs. Luckily for us, in 2004 Vialis made the jump "across the pond", and allowed PedShoes.com to bring their unique and beautiful handcrafted footwear to the United States! Vialis is crafted from exquisite vegetable tanned leathers. They strive to provide what modern women want most from their shoes: cutting-edge design, rich materials, craftsmanship, and of course, comfort. And it doesn't hurt when they throw in a little Catalonian style "to boot"! But don't delay, Vialis shoes are typically in limited stock because we get only one shipment each season.