Sunday, March 15, 2009

Retro Italian Leather Cycling Shoes

A discussion about "Where can I find old style Italian cycling shoes?" reminded me of the beautiful leather shoes I saw at the Milan bike show in 2006. They are still being made in Monte San Giusto in the Le Marche region by "Marresi".

The "Eroica" model (which is also sold under the model name "Race" by Dromarti) can be fitted with cleats for riding with traditional toe-clips. The "Storica" model by Maressi (also sold by Dromarti under the same name) has no holes in the upper leather of the shoes and has a solid sole suitable for walking.

Contact and product information:
Dromarti (seller in England):

Photos: Marresi Eroica/Dromarti Race, optional cleat accessory

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