Paolo Scafora�is based in Naples, Italy, and was founded by Gennaro Scafora, who named the company after his son. Today, Paolo Scafora runs the company with his name attached to it.�Originally they�had�been known for a very Italian style of shoemaking, with very daring patinas, wide sole edges and a characteristically extreme square toe. In recent years, however, they have diversified their style, still distinctly Italian shoes, but with more classically styled last shapes�and tighter sole edges. But along with their Italian style, they offer a lot of classic models like the featured image and can produce every style of construction known to shoemaking. Predominantly though, their house style shoes are hand welted with a machine-made sole stitch and have leather stiffeners�both in the heel and toe.
Scafora’s prices start at �860/€980 for hand�welted models and �970/€1,100 for Norvegese construction. The MTO surcharge is 20% of the base price, which is relatively low compared to the industry standard. The brand has gained popularity in recent years with retailers now in many placers over the world.