Our shoes come to life… (1st part)

Franceschetti shoes 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 boxing, takes about 2 months. The production process is divided into a set of steps and actions, extremely connected, leading to the creation of components, parts or semi-finished shoe.

Design
Before the production the shoe designer works in the product design. He sets the style of the wood last, he wears it with adhesive tape and he draws on it, then he removes it from the last and he sticks on the board getting the base from which he will develop the model and its individual components.

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It follows the development of the parts and the complete model. From the model a prototype is created and tested, in order to make any necessary adjustments and ensure proper fit, before starting the production. It is in the design stage that the leather and the various materials and components are selected.

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