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Shoe store: the new Franceschetti online shop is ready to go!

Shoe store online: easy shopping… from your home

Franceschetti presents the new online shoe store fully integrated with the company website. The brand site and the online boutique are merged into one responsive site designed for a multi device browsing. The user has the opportunity to join the world Franceschetti, its values and its history from mobile, tablet and PC. The new shoe store has a winsome design. It allows you a smart browsing and the chance to share on social networks. Yes, because make online purchases is very rewarding, but share them with your friends has no price!

Ankle boots Franceschetti: comfortable, of british taste, stylish and Made in Italy

Ankle boot: the perfect model for the new dandys’ Winter
Ankle boots are practical and refined shoes, especially those of Franceschetti, always perfect in every detail. What are the main features of these shoes? Ankle boots are shoes in which the quarter comes to cover the entire ankle up to the lower leg. The lacing on the instep is characterized by strings, passing first through eyelets to finish then anchored with hooks, like old mountain boots. This model is mainly suitable for cold season because it keeps your feet warm and protected. There are many variants, ranging from sporty to the more classic and almost elegant ones. They may come from derby or oxford model, but their feature is however to go beyond the ankle.

Oxford model shoes: very stylish for the dandy of modern times

Oxford model shoes: perfect style for formal occasions

Oxford model shoes are the most elegant men’s shoes. Once complement of formal and classic outfits, now they are living a second life thanks to the mix and match style proposed by the most important fashion houses. Oxford model shoes: how to recognize them. Oxford model shoes, also known as Oxford, due to its origins. Infact, it seems that they come from oxonian, an ankle boot with side openings, in vogue in the ‘800 at Oxford University. The feature of oxford model shoes is the lacing , that is closed: the wings are stitched under the mask.

Derby shoes: handmade in Italy for the contemporary gentleman

Derby Shoes: stylish look, but not too much
Derby shoes are the most classical model of men’s shoes. Not everyone knows how to recognize them; they are often confused with the oxford model shoes. If you also believe that details make the difference, especially for modern gentleman, you just have to read this and next posts dedicated to various models of shoes to avoid any mistakes and hit the best match for your outfit. The shoe is the main accessory and you mustn’t make mistakes on it . Sometimes a wrong shoe can damage the whole ensemble! Derby Shoes : how to recognize them. Let’s start with Derby model which takes its name by the Earl who invented it at the end of the Eighteenth century.

Fixing of the sole to the shoe: all methods to join the bottom to the upper

Fixing of the sole to the shoe here are main methods

The fixing is one of the most important step leading to the creation of quality men’s shoes. There are different ways to fix the sole to the upper. Here are the main:

Fixing with pasted sole. In the past the upper was fixed to the leather insole – with “littleway” hooks and then the sole was pasted with neoprene or similar materials. Nowday this system is unusual and the shoe is directly pasted during lasting process using thermal adhesive, without “littleway” hooks. Fixing with Ideal construction. It’s the most simple method to sew upper and sole. Upper edges are turned outwards, outside the last and sew externally. The upper is pasted to theleather middlesole and then stitched to the outsole.

Lace-up shoes: a must-have to wear with creativity

Lace-up shoes: classic is fashion.

The lace-up shoes can’t miss in the men’s wardrobe, also for young and fancy people. They give a chic note not only if worn with classic suit, but also with jeans or casual trousers. The lace-up shoes are perfect to think about winter, they will protect you from cold starting from feet.

Lace-up shoes: which one choose?

It’s important to be different, but how to do? Choose colors, materials, type of stitching and treatments. Finally you always have to take in mind the occasion: every lace up shoes have their own characteristics and they are more suitable to certain circumstances than others. Keep in mind that the classic is very cool if mixed with gritty garments

Stylish shoes for man: hand-painted and Made in Italy, they are Franceschetti  

Stylish shoes for man: the passion for luxury starts from the feet

Elegant shoes for man are the preferred choice for those who love luxury and refinement in all its forms: music, art, fashion. At Franceschetti art blends with manufacture. Shoemakers paint shoes like they were paintings. A new line of shoes, called “luxury handpainted”, is born; it is finely painted with brush applying more shades of color. It’s dedicated to the true handmade shoes collectors, lovers of stylish shoes for man. These handmade shoes are finely painted with brush.The manual procedure adopted for the color of the leather makes each pair exclusive and unique. The making is typical of the maison , having double leather sole and Blake Rapid stitching. Technically the leathers used are defined “crust”; natural color calves are carefully hand dyed with accuracy and craftsmanship.

Handmade shoes: all the steps that give life to Franceschetti’s footwear

Handmade shoes: all the steps that give life to Franceschetti’s footwear. During the preparation of the bottom of handmade shoes, leather soles and insoles are cut from leather. For each last a heel is created, made of leather and /or rubber. The components are assembled and sewn together to make the bottom, then the brand is stamped on the leather soles. The application of the sole defines of upper and bottom. All Franceschetti handmade shoes are sewn with the traditional Blake Rapid method. Once the shoe is on the last, the first sole (middlesole-leather) is applied and stitched with blake sewing machine to the insole-leather and to the calf leather upper. A first adhesive is smeared on middlesole-leather and lasted shoe.

Italian shoes: how Franceschetti shoes come to life

Italian shoes: guide to making quality footwear

Italian shoes Franceschetti are made using the traditional Blake Rapid method. Through various stages of production, each pair of shoes undergoes more than 200 steps. The whole process, from the planning to the packaging , takes about 2 months. The production process is divided into a set of steps and actions, extremely connected, that leads to the creation of components, parts or semi-finished components for the shoe. Italian shoes: production process. Before the production starts, the shoe designer works on the product design. He sets the style of the wood last, he wears it with adhesive tape and draws on it, then he removes it from the last and sticks it on the board , getting the base from which he will develop the model and its individual components.

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