Solazzo Calzature, a collection focusing on craftsmanship



Two collections a year that revolve around a fixed point: craftsmanship. After all, it is since 1970 that Calzature Solazzo consolidates its DNA, that of an artisan shoe factory. At the helm is the second generation of the family, with Tina, Giuseppe and Alessandro Solazzo, who have built on the experience of father Natalino. Even today, all work is carried out with the skill of the old masters, to create men's shoes made with painstaking precision, using fine leathers and materials, from classic calfskin to crocodile and ostrich.


The current collection ranges from classic and elegant models, of which the blue leather Oxfords are the best example, to more contemporary models with a rounded toe and contrasting red laces, or in leather with a shaded effect. The two-tone solutions are super contemporary, such as the lace-ups with a midsole made partly in black leather and partly in blue suede. Up to more sporty interpretations with ankle boots, boots inspired by mountaineering shoes of the past or trainers, with red trim, lining and laces.


The shoes are made according to a series of craft techniques: the welt, the tubular moccasin, 'Blake', 'Strobel', 'Ideal' and 'San Crispino', developed for work shoes and boots. Finally, the Norwegian, one of the most complex construction techniques, made exclusively by hand. After the upper has been shaped to the last, two seams are needed to complete the work: the first ties the upper to the insole, the second ties the upper to the sole. The result is the braided profile that outlines the edge of the shoe with a marked and decisive stroke.


For the past few years, the company has finally undertaken the production of a particular type of shoe, especially popular in Arab-influenced areas. This is Solazzo's Arab sandal, totally handmade, created by covering an anatomical cork stump with a single piece of leather: a complicated and time-consuming operation. The straps are assembled by hand and sewn, stitch by stitch. A process that, as for all the company's creations, requires a very high level of craftsmanship and the use of high quality materials.

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