All men shoes realized and sold by Franc are hand-crafted under the rapid black method. This shoemaking method wants shoes to be hand sewn three times: the insole to the midsole, then the sole and the welt at last.
The milling of the welt is handmade as well by our artisans. A difficult handiwork which requires great skill and attention to create perfectly balanced shoes.
Besides, Franc artisans realizes the collection of men's shoes by using the fewer pieces of leather they can. And, when it is possible for the type of shoe, fit and size, they just use one single piece of leather to realize each single shoe.
Once the men's shoemaking is over, the artisans begin to finish the sole. This handiwork, like the tanning of leathers, is made by using water only. A procedure that requires at least a day and a half of work for each pair of shoes.
The combination of this handicraft to high quality leather is the best guarantee of a manufacturing only and exclusively devoted to quality without compromises.
To know : a prestigious hand-crafted men's shoe is immediately recognizable from the number of stitching points you can see on the upper: must be 13 points for each cm of upper. Another way to recognize a hand-crafted shoe is the presence of the so called "pitched twines".
We can talk of women's shoes craftsmanship only referring to the choice of materials and the eventual made to measure realization. We cannot talk of handicraft because there is no part of women's shoes that is hand sewn as in men's shoes.
The Franc collections of women's shoes can be defined as hand-crafted because each shoe is realized by only using the finest materials and because we can realize made to measure shoes.
Actually, to be honest, Franc artisans realize a model of hand sewn women's shoe as it is a men's shoe. This model is the sporty women's boot.
The collections of women's shoes are realized considering the fit type commissioned by our partner company and, regarding our own production, the most comfortable fit possible related to the shoe model.
handicraft means skills and knowledge