Our goods are crafted, not produced, and
we value traditions over trends.
Every decision involved with making each pair of boots or any other goods we feature is inspired by Peter's principles and the highest traditions of Italian boot making.
Peter Nappi vegetable-tanned leathers are crafted in Tuscany, Italy using long-standing methods. Our decision to use natural vegetable elements rather than harsh chemicals makes our Italian leather rich and supple and provides the utmost in durability. Our kudu leather is tanned in Leeds, England and is infused with natural oils to enrich the quality and suppleness. These leathers rank among the finest in the world and offer subtle variations throughout the hides. These variations give each pair of boots distinctive textures and unique aesthetics.
All Peter Nappi footwear is crafted using the Blake technique. This technique offers two main benefits: the uppers have a tighter profile with the sole and these shoes are often lighter and more flexible. The Blake method involves a single row of stitching to attach the upper, the insole and the outsole. The uppers of our boots and shoes will conform to the wearer’s feet over time in a way that cannot be matched.
The linings of our uppers and heel pads of most our shoes are made with the very same leather used in the uppers of the shoes. This is part of our commitment to make sure all the materials of our goods are of the highest quality whether they are seen or not.
Each of our leather soles bear the prized Vero Cuoio seal of authenticity for Italian leather. The process used to craft this leather ensures the hide’s fibrous structure is undisturbed and increases the softness and strength of the soles over time.