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THE PROCESS

DESIGN

Each design is created with a lot of thought and passion, putting a great emphasis on comfort combined with urban chic, in a quest to provide high-quality pieces and unique designs. 

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About Our Leather

SELECTION

Our exceptional quality, full grain calf skin leathers are sourced in Turkey. The majority of the leathers are overseen and sourced by craftman, who has over thirty years of expertise in leather classification and grading. We have over 50 colours available in our leathers and fabrics, from matt to patent, canvas to suede. As soon you have ordered your shoes, the order is processed and the different materials are gathered in our workshop, according to the specifications of the customisation. The fabrics are then hand cut using the specific Folle shoe model and style, ready for the next stage of cutting.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Wearing a pair of handmade shoes are a conscious choice for a person who values time, history and know-how both in life and in footwear.

Folle transfers these values in a shoes, completely made in Turkey and maintaining the artisans production techniques handed down by generations of manufacturers.

Our artisans, both men and women have made manufacturing leather footwear not just their profession but also their lives. That expertise and hard-work is what gives life to a shoes made of high quality and aesthetic harmony.

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STEP-1

We first hand cut pieces of leather according to expertly designed patterns. Each piece will construct a part of the shoes and so needs to be cut out of the most perfect parts of the leather skins. We then finely thin off the overlapping edges so that the junctions are flush, making sure the whole upper is smooth to the feel.

STEP-2

After pieces are cut, the upper leather is marked and stitched together according to the design to indicate how they are to be sewn together. The lining is then attached to the upper and any decoration details are carved or punched out.

STEP-3

This crucial step gives the leather upper its shape. The shoemaker nails the upper on the chosen last, stretching it precisely and firmly with lasting pliers so that it takes the last shape properly. All our shoes are hand lasted for maximum precision. Nothing can replace a shoemaker's experience in properly lasting a shoes. He then constructs the insole on the bottom of the shoe to prepare it for receiving the outer sole.

STEP-4

The heel is constructed so that the shoes are well balanced and comfortable to wear. Then the sole is waxed for impermeability and decorated. The shoes are finally polished and is ready to be delivered.

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