Nearly 70 years ago my Grandad, Alec Holt, realised that the shoes he really wanted to be selling in his shops were nowhere to be found. Certainly not in Britain. He wanted 3 things - CreativeStyling, Comfort and High quality So he did some research and found himself in the beautiful city of Bassano Del Grappa, just north of Venice. This is a place renowned for home crafted shoes of the highest quality.
Our Family owned and run business began life back in 1996, a joint venture between Father (Tim) and Son (Mark). We started from a small industrial unit close to where we live which by the way is alovely part of the North of England called the Ribble Valley, close to the Duchy of Lancasters Estate and the famous Bowland Forest.