The tradition of a cordwainer (a shoe maker who makes and repairs shoes by hand) seems to have vanished in today’s society. It’s hard to believe that at one time, footwear was manufactured by hand eons before industrial mass production took over to keep up with demand and innovation. In fact, the invention of the sewing machine in 1846 completely changed the way shoes were made. Shoemakers no longer had to spend countless hours hand-making their products. The automated machines turned shoemakers into industrialized shoe manufactures. Looking to preserve the tradition, Cobbler Union takes pride in crafting custom made bespoke inspired shoes and boots that represent absolute power of style and self expression.
Founded in early 2014 by two life long friends, Daniel Porcelli and Santiago Pereiro, both men set out to bring bespoke- inspired luxury shoes to men around the world. Creating their collections in small batches, Cobbler Union allows for a more diverse product line, run special limited editions, and introduce new products several times a year compared to other companies who aren’t as flexible.
Creating well made luxury shoes at an affordable price by working directly and exclusively with customers allows Cobbler Union to offer great products at a economical rate. Making everything from dress shoes to loafers and boots, Cobbler Union has you covered on just about every and any kind of footwear, and they even offer an MTO (made to order) program where you can create your very own custom single or your very own private collection with their services. With the holiday soon to be around the corner, stuff something under a tree every man needs — a pair of shoes he can change the world in, and in case you don’t know what those pair of shoes look like, opt for the Cobbler Union sales gift cards. Deeply inspired by the uncompromising values of bespoke shoe making, Cobble Union set out to carry on tradition to celebrate all great shoemakers of the past and present.