Saturday, May 24, 2008

A man in Florence, in a shop called Mondo Albion makes these wonderful shoes and boots. Very "Boogie Nights", they are bright with multiple colours and interesting shapes. My Italian was a bit sketchy, but I managed to extract that he'd been making shoes for 60 years and that he'd had this shop for a lot of that time.





3 comments :

Super Kawaii Mama said...

What a wonderful shop, and what a character! If only you were able to have a long and in depth conversation to hear all his (no doubt) amazing and scandalous stories.

Anonymous said...

I bought two pairs of his shoes many years ago and they are still going strong! Just beautiful. I reeeeally wanted to buy the magazine print slip-ons with the leather ankle tie but I went uncharacteristically conservative and bought the black version.
I wish he sold via the net...
Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Tam

Anonymous said...

I bought a pair of tricolored leather heeled Mary Janes with Pirate buckle- freaking awesome. I paid abut 250,000 lire ($125). It sent me to the poor house for the rest of my trip but to this day, I love those shoes and want them replicated. I want my own cobbler- LOL, not in this town. It was exactly the type of place I was looking for when I wanted to purchaase Italian shoes. I wanted unique and I got it. I wish he would sell the shoes online.