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Inkerman

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The Concept

Design & Manufacturing

For the most part, shoes are made with the same core materials and processes. What makes a shoe great is the quality of those materials and the craftsmanship that performs those processes. Our search for both led us to León, the shoe capital of Mexico. Home to over 3,000 shoe manufacturers, 700 tanneries, and 300 suppliers of outsoles and textiles, we were able to find partners and talented artisans with the resources and expertise to help us create the shoes we envisioned.

The Lasts

Leather

Lining

The Sole

Assembly

In crafting Inkerman shoes, we started by finding the materials worth using, and the suppliers worth partnering with. We did not just want to craft the highest-quality shoes, but to give you a look at the people and processes behind the shoes.

Click on the hotspots above to learn more about the components used to craft Inkerman shoes and the partners who have helped bring our idea to life.

The Lasts

The shape and fit of every shoe is determined by its last – the mold the shoe is built around. Inspired by classic designs, our lasts were hand-shaven by Stefano Gardini, an Italian maestro with over 30 years of experience, ensuring that Inkerman shoes met our standards of quality and comfort, while also fitting perfectly with our custom-engineered sole.

Leather

You can find things to debate about the quality of a shoe, but good leather speaks for itself. Unlike most shoes at this price point, Inkerman shoes are crafted using only "Grade A" leather, sourced exclusively from American cowhides. This means that our shoes are as durable as they are soft to the touch.

Lining

Every pair of shoes is lined with “Grade A” leather, sourced from American cowhides and colored our signature green.

The Sole

Despite leather’s well-deserved reputation, rubber is a better choice for the sole of a shoe. We make ours from natural rubber, which provides more cushion, better grip, and a longer lifespan than synthetic alternatives. Designed with a slim, unassuming profile, our sole combines the practical benefits of rubber with an aesthetic that does not compromise Inkerman’s classic-inspired style.

Assembly

No matter how good they are, the materials for a shoe can’t assemble themselves. To bring everything together, we’ve partnered with the most experienced manufacturer we could find, from one of the oldest shoe making families in León. That expertise goes into each pair of Inkerman shoes, as they’re hand assembled with techniques honed over the years.

High-quality materials, the best craftsmanship, and the most comfortable rubber sole.

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