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Bally (Scribe)

Founded 1851 in Switzerland
Based in Caslano

In 1851, Carl Franz Bally founds an eponymous company in Schnenwerd, Switzerland, with a vision to create exquisite footwear from the finest leather, using the most innovative craftsmanship: creations with a strong sense of functionality and modernity.

In 1951, The Scribe Shoe is commissioned in celebration of Bally's 100-year Anniversary. The new line epitomises superior craftsmanship and quality: every shoe is made by hand in 200 steps, taking six hours to complete. The Scribe last is designed by Carl Franz Bally's grandson Max, who names the new line after the Hotel Scribe in Paris where he resides.

The Scribe Shoe soon becomes one of Bally's most successful and famous products.


Caslano, Switzerland



Construction methods

Goodyear welted

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