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Founded 1878 in Italy
Based in Florence

Bonora is one of the best known shoemakers in Italy, and one of the eldest, in operation since 1878. They have a very limited prêt-a-porter line outside Italy, with only a few pairs in exclusive outlets in Tokyo, New York and London.


Florence, Italy



Construction methods

Goodyear welted

Product ranges


Price range


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