Le Marche Facts About Shoemaking

Our shoe factory is third generation!

Le Marche is the birthplace of shoe-making in Italy.

The construction of a shoe is a highly complex operation; for example it takes about 60 steps to make one woman’s shoe.

The "Shoe Valley" in Le Marche is not only the oldest but it is also regarded as one of the best places for shoe manufacturing across the globe, dating back to 1901.

In around 1870, the introduction of the treadle machine for sewing uppers facilitated the inclusion of female labour in footwear production and increased the number of towns involved in shoemaking.