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15 examples of how handmade shoes looj after years of wearing

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15 Examples of How Handmade Shoes Look After Years of Wearing

 

Why handmade shoes?

 

Truth is, when you buy handmade shoes you also buy something that becomes a part of you. Every little wrinkle and fold on your favourite boot, every tiny scratch on your old lace-ups remind you time always leaves a mark which tells a silent story. A story without words.

 

Show me your shoes, I'll tell you who you are is the best saying which explains why you should never neglect what you wear on your feet. Shoes tell so much about ourselves. Where we go often. What we work. How distracted, careful and busy we are, who we are and who we want to be. They tell our comfort zone, our expectations and our confidence. No mirror could be clearer.

 

When the shoes are handmade, they are made to last in the first place. One should make sure to choose the highest quality Italian leathers, solid leather soles stitched entirely by hand in order to guarantee a strong base to wear your story into. Genuine skins and bottoms do not break but get softer, crease and take shape of your feet. It's all about starting right.

 

Shoes like a self-portrait

 

For the celebration of 10+ years of the George C Toronto boutique in November 2016, a special project of Rocco P. 10 Year Retrospective was launched to present the most loved Rocco P. styles actually owned, worn and collected by the boutique's clients.

Photographed by Jonathan Hooper, the pictures reveal how the shoes have changed over time after years of wearing and what personal sculptures they have actually become. Have a look at all of the portraits!

 

1. Low heel ankle booties in blue python leather.

 

Rocco P. blue python leather ankle booties

 

2. Chunky bottom pointy ankle booties in black python leather.

 

Rocco P. chunky booties in black python leather

 

3. Soft and shiny black leather boots with back zippers.

 

Rocco P. soft black goat leather boots

 

4. Ocra brushed calf leather lace-up high boots.

 

Rocco P. ocra brushed calf leather lace-up boots

 

5. Black crocodile leather double zipper middle heel booties.

 

Rocco P. black crocodile leather middle heel booties

 

6. Brown crocodile leather buckled boots with studded toe and middle chunky heel.

 

Rocco P. brown crocodile leather buckled boots with studded toe

 

7. Black pony leather high heeled ankle booties. 

 

Rocco P. black pony leather high heel booties

 

8. Black and gold stingray leather double zipper chunky ankle booties.

 

Rocco P. gold and black stingray chunky ankle booties

 

9. Ocra/brown python leather bag and high heeled sling-back sandals.

 

Rocco P. ocra python leather back and sandals

 

10. Perforated ivory suede open toe and open heel sandals with a long shaft.

 Rocco P. perforated ivory suede high heeled sandals

 

11. Handpainted stingray leather ankle booties.

 

Rocco P. handpainted stingray chunky ankle booties

 

12. Soft ivory goat leather ankle booties.

 

Rocco P. soft ivory goat leather ankle booties

 

13. Emerald python leather knee high pointy boots.

 

Rocco P. emerald python leather knee high pointy boots

 

14. Black wowen pointy loafers.

 

Rocco P. black wowen pointy slippers

 

15. Taupe leather flat lace-up shoes.

 

Rocco P. brown leather flat lace-up shoes

 

This amazing project actually proved the everlasting beauty of artisan shoes. Not only do they reveal their true beauty through the soft buttery leather but also become an accurate picture of our personality.

How will your shoes look after 10 years of wearing?

Visit our online store or scroll through the list of our retailers in Italy, Europe and worldwide boutiques and find that perfect pair to witness your own story!

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