Ermis Nava opened his shop in Modena, Italy, in 1951 after many years as an apprentice in the shoe business. His original shop was in via del Veronese and quickly developed into one of the area’s most thriving artisan laboratories. Mr. Nava canvassed the entire country to source the best material for his customers.
After many years spent in the fashion business, Patrick wants to promote the hidden excellence present in Italy that is privy to local Italians only. Due to his work, he knows how Italy is full of world class artisans who just don't have the scale and funding to increase the reach of their voice. He teams up with Jattin, a veteran of the luxury Italian shoe business, to scout some of the best heritage artisans and promote their work, in the spirit of his grandfathers search for excellence.
Ermis Nava's artisans have mastered the craft of shoe making since the very young age, with countless hours spent in the family shop. Roberto M. is a magician of style, able to create incredible styles with unparalleled quality. Roberto P. is a virtuoso of technique. No skill is too high for his masterful hands and no detail too little. Together they are the hands behind each of Ermis Nava's products.
We took the best lethers from the few tanneries in France and Italy that supply the most famous global luxury brands. We scouted Italy to find the best artisans, families who had been making shoes for generation and understood every secret of it. Then we cut out every inch of cost we could to give everybody to understand what true Italian luxury means.
In the Goodyear construction a welt attaches the sole to the shoe running along the outside edge instead of piercing through to the inside of the shoe. Goodyear construction is regarded as the best in terms of comfort and durability as well as ease in terms of reparation. Bcause of this it is considered as the bread & butter of the high-end shoe market. It has clear advantages
Blake Rapid is on of the most common constructions used by the Italian shoe industry. It is created by directly stitching the outer sole to the insole, providing maximum flexibility and a light weight to the shoe. Additionally, that there is a mid-sole that is connected to the outer sole as well as the insole, providing a little bit more cushion to your foot. While a Blake rapid constructed shoes will provide almost the same advantages as a Goodyear construction (and also being lighter), a Blake shoe is not as waterproof and will not last as long as a Goodyear shoe.