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Valentin Frunză

Founded 2009 in Moldova
Based in Chisinau

At the age of 12 Valentin Frunză started to learn shoemaking in his father's workshop. At that time he was making shoes for dancers. When he turned 16 he made his first pair of shoes and in 2009 he began making shoes under a traditional method of stitching the sole to the welt. Ever since he has exclusively made this type of classic shoes using the best European leathers.


Chisinau, Moldova



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Hand welted

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