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Founded 2015 in France
Based in paris

Passionate about the craftsmanship of fine shoes, Samy Gouasmia gave substance to his passion by co-founding the shoe brand Altan Bottier in 1998.

The design expresses through his ready-to-wear collections his respect for a certain vision of the shoes worn at the end of the nineteenth century.

2015 marks the birth of the brand Gustavia wich offers high quality shoes built in the purest tradition. Each of their creations is made of premium veal from the great French tanneries (Le Puy or Annonay), leathers come from Germany and the velvet calf from Great Britain.

Each pair is sewn goodyear, offering a traditional and quality fitting


paris, France



Construction methods

Goodyear welted

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