To achieve true beauty and comfort, at MOCALMO, we refuse to compromise on quality.
That’s why all of our sneakers are handmade from start to finish by artisans in Italy’s Le Marche region using locally-sourced materials. Known as the world’s best and oldest shoe manufacturing district, Le Marche has a vast web of craftsmen who leverage time-honored production techniques that place Italy at the forefront of high-end, luxury footwear. Our manufacturing partner itself is a family-run factory with generations of shoe-making experience.
Behind all of our pairs is an artisan that pays close attention to every detail as he or she constructs our sneakers. This gives each pair a personal touch that makes your sneakers unique.
PURPOSEFUL MATERIALS The Leather:
The Lasts: our lasts, which give the sneakers their shape, have been studied and refined over the years to achieve a glove-like fit for your feet without crushing your toes.
- Cushioned in key areas for extra comfort
- Sole sidewalls stitched into uppers for durability
- Hidden seems sewn "a rovescio," meaning "inside-out" for a cleaner look
- Hand-polished leather for elegance
- Hand-painted details
- Soft-padded calf leather insole that’s also removable
- Hidden metal eyelets for smooth lace pass-through and protection
- Waxed cotton laces
We intentionally make our sneakers with full-grain calf leather tanned in Italy because its characteristics make it the best material for footwear. Europe’s more protective breeding standards and stringent ecological regulations make a significant difference in the leather’s quality.
In addition to our leather’s natural beauty, we also love its other properties:
Highly Hygienic: Leather is composed of collagen, a protein that forms a tridimensional structure of fibers that allows for thermal insulation, which is useful in all types of weather. Because of its breathability, leather absorbs and disperses your foot’s sweat throughout the day. It allows your foot to stay dry and prevents the development of fungi or bacteria which thrive in humid and dark environments.
Durable: Full-grain calfskin has a tighter grain and denser fiber structure that makes it stronger and more youthful than other leathers. Our leather does not eventually peel, crack, and become brittle like faux leather.
Instead, it becomes more beautiful with age, with its natural patina developing a rich character.
Flexible: Calf leather is also soft, smooth and light. Collagen gives it elastic properties, so it molds to your foot with use. This means that over time, your shoes get closer to a perfect fit, which is great for posture and joint health.
The Sole: We use EVA cup soles because they are lightweight and flexible. They also provide great shock absorption to protect you from the impact of your steps. For increased longevity, our artisans hand-stitch our soles’ sidewalls to our sneakers’ leather uppers.