Hand crafted in Italy by artisans
Skilled and committed employees are an important part of our success. A Thierry Rabotin shoe’s journey from the designer’s sketch to the packaging is long and includes many production phases.
Without our valued crafts men and women working with a lot of passion, Thierry Rabotin would be unable to manufacture unique, high quality footwear.
By bonding with shoemaking tradition, we have gone back in its history giving new life to the craft and to the traditional techniques of generations of the finest shoemakers in the world. One of Thierry Rabotin's hallmarks is the ability to combine tradition with innovation.
Even though Thierry Rabotin's shoes are manufactured in a cutting edge context, there is a preference for artisan working techniques which principally employ the human hand.
the secret sauce
The "sacchetto" working method is a technique which permits the manufacturing of particularly comfortable shoes. This working process according to the rules of the most authentic Italian shoemaking tradition involves up to two hundred steps requiring outstanding skillfulness, experience and competence.
During the sewing stage, the full grain nappa lining is attached like a "sac" along its edge permitting to build a shoe without the rigid components used in most shoes.
The shoe becomes lighter and allows the foot to move naturally. A breathable cushioned material is inserted between the sole and the lining to provide long lasting shock absorption all along the foot.
The flexible construction allows the application of heels requiring the incorporation of the insole and the heel. This "bridge" between the heel and the ball of the foot is built under the insole cushioned with a layer of memory foam that diminishes the pressure on the plantar arch.