Calzaturificio Victor srl
The evolution of made in Tuscany sneakers
Paolo Bindi, owner of the historic Calzaturificio Victor of Cerreto Guidi (FI), talks about the strategies, philosophy and strengths of his company, which has been a point of reference in the industry since the 1960s.
Mr. Bindi, talk to us about Calzaturificio Victor...
PB: Ours is a company of tradition that has many clients in the Luxury market, whose loyalty we have fostered for many decades.
Here at Cerreto Guidi, in the heart of the footwear district, we have two separate plants where we produce about 120,000 pairs of shoes per year.
Our strength is the expertise of over eighty employees (in total for both plants), a specialized staff thanks to which we are able to
carry out each shoe processing phase in-house: from leather cutting to delivery along with the creation of models, which is taken care of by my daughter Federica.
My other daughter, Francesca, is in charge of the commercial sector and manages client relations.
What type of production can you carry out?
PB: Over the years, we have differentiated and varied the types of items we produce and offer to our clients. In recent years, besides classic shoes, using Goodyear, Norwegian, and vintage processing, a signifi cant slice of our production (about 30% of the annual total) is represented by Sneakers for which we have developed special measures.
It is a necessity born from market demand. All of the fashion brands that produce shoes also have a line of sneakers in their collections. We have become part of this trend by offering our vast “Made in Tuscany” expertise obtained from the production of classic shoes, and we strive to create a high quality for each type of this particular article in fine leathers, and leather and technical material inserts that are always tuned-in to the new market trends.