Old methodologies and unique competencies formed the basis for this company, which still takes pride in selecting only the finest materials and achieiving the highest quality - without compromise. The brand’s philosophy aims for original technical and aesthetic solutions, and its history contains the requisites for continuous innovation and development, to affirm the future of artisan craftsmanship and ensure international recognition of modern Italian style in the world.
a.testoni uses the typical Norwegian Construction, with its exclusive handmade braided or “chain” stitch in unfinished linen twine. This ancient technique was derived from traditional northern European mountain boots.
The Bolognese construction, declined in the Black Label Line, is the characteristic that best embodies the hand-crafted values of a.testoni shoes. The upper is hand sewn to a special lining in soft kidskin that fits like a glove and guarantees unbeatable comfort and flexibility.
We have combined Bolognese construction with the classic Goodyear method to create the Goodyear Bolognese method, a perfect combination of comfort, flexibility and resistance.
Another detail is the Spiral, a thin ribbon of wound leather applied to the sole hem. This feature has become the “signature” detail of a.testoni shoes.
Up to 200 manual steps are necessary to make an a.testoni brand shoe. Hemming, assembly and finishing involve different types of operations: wheeling and stamping the soles, trimming the edges, and delicate procedures such as antiquing, shading and polishing. Finally, each shoe is brushed to obtain its exquisite finish.