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Salvatore Ferragamo

A breakdown of what goes in to each artfully-crafted piece of the Florentine footwear brand.
Salvatore Ferragamo A breakdown of what goes in to each artfully-crafted piece of the Florentine footwear brand.

Known as the inventor of the wedge, we celebrate the exquisite artisanship of the Italian design house (check out the surrealist pop installation now on display at Greenbelt 4!) by giving you a quick Ferragamo by Numbers cheatsheet:

 

1920s The year Ferragamo patented the steel plate originally inserted in each shoe to support the arch of the foot

10 Days it takes to make one Ferragamo pair

1938 Year the cork wedge was designed for actress Judy Garland

80         Years of artistry the brand boasts of

134       Production cycles for each shoe

 

No getting around it—there's no short cut to exacting craftsmanship, and the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Or in this case, the wearing: Both elegant and durable, Ferragamo footwear has become synonymous with luxury, prestige, and long-lasting quality. 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo is at Power Plant, Greenbelt 4, and Rustan's.

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