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Founded 1984 in France
Based in Smirmeck

Since 1984, Bruno Metzger holds the master shoemaker profession, like his grandfather did before him in an Alsatian village and like his uncle where Bruno was apprenticed. In 1981 he obtained companion patent in Strasbourg. Then in 1984, after his military service, he took over the business from his uncle. Afterwards he participated in various competitions organised by the National Federation of Shoemakers of France: He finished first in the European Fair of Strasbourg in 1989, second the following year, and third in the contest Arpajon congress in 1993. In 1994, Bruno Metzger obtained patent Paris Masters shoemaker-cobbler. Now Bruno Metzger created to promote contemporary shoe. Its objective is to follow, or even anticipate fashion trends of today. He revisits the styles and harmonises the lines and shapes.


Smirmeck, France



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