About The World of Shoes

With a passion for quality and the stories behind the world’s greatest shoes. With our Marketplace, Stories and Brands A-Z Directory, The World of Shoes aims to be the number one online reference for lovers of welted men’s shoes.

To contact the The World of Shoes, please get in touch at: info@theworldofshoes.com

Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and special offers from The World of Shoes.


Founded 1983 in Italy
Based in Montegranaro

In the early decades of the twentieth century, in Montegranaro, a little city in the Marche region, immediately after the first World War, Adelio Franceschetti, grandfather of the current owners of the Calzaturificio Franceschetti, started men's shoes production, completely handmade in the workshop downstairs. His two sons, Annibale and Ugo, soon joined him in the shop and at the end of World War II Adelio established, with their support, the company 'Calzaturificio Adelio' of Franceschetti Brothers. They carried on the production of shoes after the death of their father in 1957, changed location several times for their laboratory, until 1965, when it was inaugurated what today is the base of the Calzaturificio Franceschetti.

In 1983, with the transition to the third generation, the current company was established under the name of Calzaturificio 'Franceschetti Srl'. The company, in addition to the Italian market, begins to export in Austria, Germany, Japan and Belgium. Currently the Calzaturificio Franceschetti, faithful to craft a clear tendency, operating with good results in some of the major international markets, most notably Germany, Russia, Italy, Hong Kong, Austria, France, USA, Turkey and Japan.

The key to success was that it had always produced a high range of shoes, mainly in leather, characterised by double-stitched with Blake Rapid method, hand milling, cladding and colours of leathers always handmade, as befits to the greatest bottier masters. A peculiarity characterises each brand: the natural tendency of the master craftsmen of the Calzaturificio Franceschetti to excellence and attention to details.


Montegranaro, Italy



Construction methods

Blake Rapid

Product ranges


Price range


Cookies: Please note that theworldofshoes.com uses cookies to make sure that you get the best possible experience.