As one of the most famous women's shoe designers of the twentieth century, one might never have guessed that the Italian shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo actually came from quite humble beginnings. Born in 1898, Salvatore Ferragamo spent his teenage years working as an apprentice in a woman's shoe shop
Arthur Lasenby Liberty was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1843. He was employed by Messrs Farmer and Rogers in Regent Street in 1862, the year of the International Exhibition at Kensington in London. By 1874, inspired by his 10 years of service, Arthur decided to start a business of his own, which he did the next year.
Zapateros. That's pretty much how the folks at Pedro García define themselves. Shoemakers, in the most traditional sense of the term...and the most avant-garde sense of the term. At the helm now is the third generation of a family devoted to footwear. The saga, however, dates back to grandpa García, the first Pedro, who founded the business in the hectic year of 1925
On March 10th, 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop on Elm Street in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The shoes he made weren't icons of fashion or fanciful in style. They served a simple purpose: to ease the daily working lives of the hundreds of factory workers in that small New England town.