Impeccable Footwear From Diemme. | A Continuous Lean.

Impeccable Footwear From Diemme.

Mar 27th, 2014 | Categories: Footwear, Jake Gallagher, Made in Italy, Shoes | by Jake Gallagher

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Like a Wes Anderson movie, the Diemme story does not have one true main character, rather it’s an ensemble cast, that comes together from across the world to create Diemme’s unique line of casual footwear. The shoes are manufactured in Montebulluna, Italy by Calzaturificio Diemme, with the help of two design and sales companies, Blender Agency from Norway, and GMT Tokyo in Japan, as well as MnO International, a Swedish distributor. At the heart of the Diemme project lies two brothers, Dennis and Maico Signor, who have been manufacturing boots under the Calzaturificio Diemme name since 1992.

Dennis began producing hunting boots nearly a decade prior to that in 1983, when he was but 13 years old, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who had worked for years at one of Italy’s most famous shoe factories. Working alongside his brother Maico, Dennis has crafted shoes and boots for high-end labels such as Margiela, Chanel, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta. As an independent project Diemme channels the brother’s traditional expertise and applies it to a series of inventive, modern designs. The result is a collection of impeccably made sneakers and boots, that are also creative enough to sit alongside (or even outmatch) any designer footwear collection. From pony hair slip-ons, to velour hikers, to antelope leather lace-ups, Diemme’s designs might be out there on the surface, but you can rest assured that underneath all that flash is one exquisite piece of footwear. —JG

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Comments: 8

8 Comments to “Impeccable Footwear From Diemme.”

  1. Lee P
    on Mar 27th, 2014
    @ 2:36 PM

    Went to the website, no way to order them? How do we get these????

  2. Ray Hull
    on Mar 27th, 2014
    @ 3:59 PM

    Margiela and Botega Veneta shoes both suit my weird foot very well, especially MMM–cut and fit like a glove; VERY comfortable dress shoes with beautiful materials. (Gucci, not so much and of course, no Chanel experience). Would like more info access to these folks…assuming the lasts are the same.

  3. Ye Ole General
    on Mar 27th, 2014
    @ 4:06 PM

    Lee P, click Stocklist at the top of their homepage and you will find stores that carry them. Also Barney’s.com has them online.

  4. Ray Hull
    on Mar 27th, 2014
    @ 4:06 PM

    @LeeP: go to their Stockists pull down on their website. If you are in USA, Barney’s seems to be the most prominent “stockist.” Three on lie suppliers too.

    http://www.diemmefootwear.com/wheretobuy/United%20States

  5. Lou F
    on Mar 27th, 2014
    @ 4:15 PM

    Can we please just stop, just plain stop, with the white Vibram sole on dressier shoes? Those suede chelsea boots up top are otherwise beautiful.

  6. Bebe
    on Mar 28th, 2014
    @ 4:19 AM

    I have two pairs of beautifully made Italian suede shoes I got at this shop in Rome which an old classmate steered me to: a taupe rough-out leather oxford walking shoe with a Vibram sole, and a dark olive driving shoe. I guess I’m the wrong customer for these shoes, because all I see are knock-offs: Photo 1, R.W. Williams (which ACL mentioned a few posts back) with a Red Wing sole; Photos 2, 3, 4, and 5, Vans slips-ons; and Photo 6, K-Swiss. And two of the ankle-highs are Vans Chukkas with some hiking boot lacing. That said, I really like the material on Photo 5 slip-ons with the orange-navy multi-check, and on Photo 4 with the pool table green and tan suede. And yet…there’s this nagging thought that I can surf over to the Vans site, and find something pretty close for much less.

  7. J
    on Mar 28th, 2014
    @ 4:25 AM

    Seriously, “Like a Wes Anderson movie…” Have you seen Grand Budapest Hotel? There is most definitely a main character. This intro really is trying too hard.

  8. A. Bond
    on Mar 29th, 2014
    @ 12:11 PM

    @J: Have you seen Grand Budapest Hotel? At the very least the story is split between M. Gustave and Zero. Maybe the intro is a little superfluous, but still accurate.

    In regards to the shoes, I’m not a fan of the hiking model, but the slip-ons are the perfect reason for men never needing to buy Célines in larger sizes.