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Founded 1937 in Italy
Based in Florence

The collection of Ducal hand-crafted shoes for men and women, using the highest quality leathers and made with extreme care, boasts seventy years of tradition and artisanal workmanship.

At the beginning of the 1930s, Angiolo Manetti opened his first shop (known as an Italian "bottega") of hand-crafted shoes in Florence, Italy, near the banks of the Arno river. Soon after, in 1937, not far from his original shop he founded the shoe factory which is still, to this day, the headquarters for the company.

The knowledge and experience acquired by Signor Manetti remain the exclusive heritage of the family. Today, the fourth generation owners of Ducal brand, remain faithful to their forefather's principles, which signifies an absolutely unique and superb quality in the tradition and research of hand-crafted shoemaking and accessories. Ducal is synonymous with a style that goes beyond the trends, and is characterised by the most current nuances in Italian elegance; as well as being one hundred percent 'Made in Italy'.

In accordance with a precise policy, Ducal produces a limited number of shoes per year due to the high quality standards employing great artistic skill and extremely accurate workmanship, most of which are hand made using the traditions of the past.


Florence, Italy



Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Blake Rapid, Norwegian

Product ranges


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