My Argentum handwelted shoes are constructed in the traditional shoemaking method, by stitching the welt directly to a thicker insole. This is the traditional method of making handwelted footwear, and this is how I construct my Aurum and bespoke shoes. There is no glued on linen holdfast/feather that the upper and welt is stitched to. There is direct leather to leather connection. This is the definition of a handmade shoe.
Argentum handwelted shoes can be ordered in almost any styles in my archives and on most of my existing lasts (except for Aurum specific lasts). Leather options are the same as those offered in my bespoke and Aurum lines, although the base cost of the Argentum Handwelted line includes only the basic French boxcalf.
Argentum Made to Measure service
I offer a last personalization and test shoe service where I modify a last to better fit a client’s measurements (such as wider/Narrower fitting, adjusting the instep, adding arch support, enlarging toe box). After I modify a last (this last bears the client’s name and can be used for future orders) I construct a fully finished, fully wearable Goodyear machine welted shoe which the client wears for a few weeks to check the modifications before I construct the final Argentum handwelted shoe.
For inquires about my Argentum handwelted shoes, please send an email to: A.dam.Calzoleria@gmail.com
Please click here for a small sampling of my Argentum Handwelted work.