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De Tommaso

Founded 2000 in Italy
Based in Cosenza

De Tommaso footwear company was born in 2000 but its history is the oldest in the world. In fact the legend says that in 18th century Florence, the shoemaker Cosimo De Tommaso taught his son Emilio, who loved learning it and dedicated himself to it to the point of becoming one of the most highly appreciated artisan shoemaker of the time. The tale is told of how Emilio was called to Paris to serve Napoleon Bonaparte who was so enthusiastic about the young man's skills that he entrusted him with the task of preparing the imperial footwear for each battle.

Historical sources refer to the presence of a branch of the De Tommaso family in Calabria in 1867 and, still today, the legend speaks of Cosimo the artisan and his son, Emilio, the shoemaker artist. De Tommaso continues to produce shoes entirely made by hands of skilled shoemakers that use old techniques to realise a very precious product for a special, high target of market.


Cosenza, Italy



Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Norwegian

Product ranges


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