Scarpe di Bianco is a world class shoe company. Scarpe means shoes in Italian and Bianco is the founder’s family name. The company oozes passion for shoes, emphasizing a modern twist on classic shoes. Quality is of utmost priority as the company searches for the most supple calf skins, eventually taking them through the construction process to create a durable and beautiful shoe. “The combination of timeless models with contemporary colors, and updated styling with traditional details, leads to decidedly current yet elegant models.”
Scarpe di Bianco is a company composed of true artisans. Each pair of shoes is completely handmade with meticulous precision, taking much time to produce. Their production of each shoe is acutely artisanal in nature, witnessed by the fact that no more than 25 pairs are produced per day. From the burnishings of the leather to the final hand-sewn stitches, Scarpe di Bianco is nothing but authenticity.
“Di Bianco™ only uses True Grain leather which is the highest grade of leather that requires no alterations. Our skins come from France and are chosen from the highest quality lots. The skins are tanned using the chrome tanning technique which results in softer and more supple leather that is very stable and more durable than vegetable tanned leather.”
The finishing and burnishing of Di Bianco shoes are (arguably) what makes them so distinguishable. The company uses only the finest of colorants and polishes to finish their shoes. The burnishing of Di Bianco shoes is long and intensive, often requiring numerous different polishes and colorants to attain the final desired color. They even hand polish black calfskin. In fact, many colors offered are “Based on Black”, meaning that the shoe started as black calfskin, then underwent multiple treatments with different colorants and dyes to attain the final, finished product.