In 2014, we embarked on an exciting journey to bring “bespoke-inspired” luxury shoes to men around the world.
Before launching Cobbler Union, we spent three years at the pinnacle of the shoemaking craft – leading the expansion of a bespoke shoemaking studio in Barcelona that sold $4,000 shoes to a distinguished clientele. However, bespoke shoes, while extraordinary, are only accessible to a very select group of men. We felt we could do something even more significant to promote our wonderful craft and build a larger and more exciting company in the process.
Cobbler Union represents a new type of luxury company rooted in the high standards of bespoke shoemaking but designed to offer men luxury shoes at accessible prices. We adopted a new business model but we didn’t change our mindset in terms of quality and craftsmanship.
By shifting from bespoke to bespoke-inspired and using a direct-to-consumer business model, we're able to offer our collection of luxury products at a price point well below that of heritage luxury brands and high-end retailers.
Our bespoke experience is infused into everything we do today at Cobbler Union and helps us appreciate the unique relationship successful men have with luxury and, specifically, the role shoes play in a man’s life. It’s our strong belief that beautifully-crafted quality shoes have the power to transform a man.
Our small-batch production process allows us to offer a better and more diverse product line, run special limited editions, and introduce new products several times a year. Our full-time team based in Spain oversees every batch to ensure product quality and consistency.
True shoe aficionados will appreciate the high level of craftsmanship, the quality of our French and Italian leathers, the finishing of our soles, and unique details such as our signature quilted heel cups. They will see our shoes and know they are getting a phenomenal luxury shoe for a half to a third of the price of what they are used to paying for this kind of product.
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Our journey wouldn't be as complete without the thousands of great men and women we've met along the way. We'd love to hear from you. Share your shoe story. Give us feedback. Or simply say hi. You'll make our day.