Passion and ambitions
Courtiseur was created in 2019 out of passion for the beautiful shoes and materials, genuine respect for craftsmanship, and with the willing to dare making luxury shoes differently. Our ambitions are :
- Democratise savoir-faire until then reserved for the big luxury houses: patinas made entirely by hand, Goodyear sewn soles, hand-painted soles, coloured inner linings, engraving of customer initials on the heel, etc.
- Daring to break certain codes by associating original materials or colours.
- Work only with European workshops and tanneries.
- Control our environmental impact: our collections include models that are not produced in advance, or by using pre-order, in order to limit unsold items.
The knowledge of artisans
We are happy to work with passionated artisans and family-owned workshop, recognized for their skills and experience.
Our factory is located in a small town in Spain near Valencia. For the last four centuries, this small town has been dedicated, almost exclusively, to the ancient work of shoe making.
Historical records show that artisan shoe production started flourishing in this town at the beginning of the 18th century. Shoes were crafted in small workshops, each one with a ‘Maestro’ artisan. Artisans master such a unique savoir-faire highlihting pure craftsmanship.
A unique Savoir-Faire
Patina is the process of hand-dying the shoe, originaly an Italian and French spetialty. Entrusted to the hands of the patina artist, the upper part of the shoe becomes a work of art.
A work of art requires time and talent, the same goes for your pair of Courtiseur. It takes about 6-8 hours of work per pair to create a completely unique patina.
With Courtiseur, we wanted to democratize and modernize this know-how until now reserved for large luxury houses.
Own an object of desire
At Courtiseur we want to propose an unique experience : create your own luxury pair of shoes with the highest quality materials assembled by hands to produce the best luxury shoes you can hope for. The kind of shoes that you are truly proud of wearing and taking care of.
You always have a unique feeling of pure satisfaction when you see a pair of shoes that you have shaped with your specific tastes regarding materials, colors and every small details.
Once at your feet, you will walk with elegance and confidence, and will discover as the days go by that you possess an object of desire.