The Shoe Snob Blog

February 1, 2016

Written by , Posted in Italian, News, RTW Makers

Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

I will admit that prior to visiting Pitti this year, I was not too crazy about Italian brand, Bettanin & Venturi. The reason being is that what they are originally know for, i.e. triple welt norvegese soles with twisted roped laces with tassels at the end, was for me a bit over the top. Especially the ones with square toed lasts. However, in recent years it would appear that the brand has taken a new direction and while their original models are still apart of the collection and what they offer, they decided to branch out a bit and do a bit more mainstream models, like your classic welted oxford, chukka, derby etc. And while that stuff does not really tickle my fancy either, what did catch my eyes were their , particularly the one in their “Autumn Leaves” patina which was simply sublime.

And while I am wishing that I took more pictures now of everything that they offer, I can say that this boot shows the great extent of what they are capable of. The patina is out of this world, especially when thinking that they offer it as a production level product. And what is missing is the other color that it comes in (which is a mixture of blues/greens/purples) but that I only saw in swatch form.

While B&V do not hold RTW stock, they can make shoes for individual clients on an MTO basis. Prices start from €850 for handwelted construction. Simply email them up and if you need help I can try to assist.

Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *