Leather is an organic material and it stretches as it adapts to your feet.
01. The Makers
Undandy shoes are handmade in a third generation factory in São João da Madeira, a small city near Porto, close to the famous Douro Vineyards.
Known as “The Capital of Footwear”, this city carries a long-standing tradition of excellence in the shoe industry and is home to some of the best shoemakers in the world, trusted by all major luxury brands.
02. The Materials
Suede is characterized by napped, velvety texture.
Patent leather is leather that has been given a high-glossy finishing.
Calf leather is particularly soft with no fine grain. It’s a perfect high quality material and guarantees comfort and longevity.
03. Made to Fit
Our shoe last and sole combinations are tested on all sizes and in different kinds of feet shapes in order to ensure that you get the best fit and comfort.
04. The Cut & Seams
In the leather cutting section, the required pieces of leather are cut for the upper. The templates for the leather pieces are produced to fit a particular style and size exactly.
Leather cutting requires extreme accuracy and substantial experience. As leather is a natural raw material, the right leather for each part of the shoe must therefore be cut from the appropriate parts of the hinde.
In the stitching department, the various parts of the shaft are stitched together. The seams on the shaft are sewn with threads of varying thickness and stitches of varying sizes, creating a decorative effect.
05. The Assembly
We assemble your shoes using the Blake method. A standard in the prestigious Italian shoe industry because of the elegant finishing it produces, it consists of directly stitching the outer sole to the insole, providing maximum flexibility and a light weight to the sole.
06. The Patina
Patina is the artistic colouring of footwear and leather items and it is entirely handmade.
It’s performed on neutral-colored leather, which is then painted with different colors to achieve the desired final result.
A technique first mastered in France and Italy, it has over the years become a proud staple of the Portuguese shoe industry.