With an intent to stay committed to the concept of “Make in India”, we traveled the country to only stop at a point where we finally found the people whose expertise we admired and who were equally excited about our vision of high-quality leather goods at fair and justified prices
The factories that we have now partnered with are family-run set-ups who have spent generations on perfecting their artistry and mastering the age-old craft of fine shoemaking and leather-working
The Making of our Shoe
Sketching / Designing
First things first! The foremost step – and also the most critical one at Pellé Santino – starting off with some ink and inspiration. Each design is first hand sketched and perfected keeping the traditional values of fine shoe-making well intact while blending in the latest trends in the most quintessential mix possible
Each of our leather is hand-picked for the best quality and true color. Our leathers are sourced from the leading and most reliable tanneries, locally as well as from around the globe – be it Italy, Brazil or Argentina – depending on the type and component the leather has to be finally used for
Every single piece of leather is now examined, marked and cut. At this stage great care is taken to ensure minimal wastage and that every hide is optimally utilized
Next, the component pieces are sewn together by highly skilled machinists so as to produce the completed upper. This involves great precision in piecing together every component so that each shoe is perfectly shaped
Lasting & Making
This is where the shoe actually takes its final form!
Here the completed uppers are molded into a shape of the foot with the help of a "Last". It is now when the sole meets the upper and can forever be called "sole-mates"
Burnishing & Finishing
This is where the shoe gets its true identity as a Pellé Santino. Here the leather sole edge and heel are trimmed and buffed to give a smooth finish, while the leather upper is cleaned, carefully waxed, burnished and finished.
This is also the stage where a final round of inspection takes place with an obsessive attention for detail, before the pair is nicely packed in our high quality boxes and is ready to be shipped!