Bonafé is one of Italy's most skilled and acclaimed shoemakers. Bonafé is a family business where the whole famiglia is involved in the making of the shoes. One thing that sets Enzo Bonafé apart is that they are completely hand welted, a form of artisanship long lost or considered too time consuming for most other makers. Enzo Bonafé are also famous for their “Norvegese”-welted shoes, a specialty in Italy and something considered to be a mark of workmanship’s brilliance. They also do Blake Rapid shoes as many other Italian brands.
Mr. Bonafé himself.
As many other Italian premium makers Bonafé produce both Blake Rapid and welted shoes.
Yours truly asking a few questions.
Mrs. Bonafé is in charge of all leathers and materials used for the uppers.
Bonafé is famous for their wonderful button boots, and also make these for several other brands.
Seemless alligator Norvegese shoe. Not something you see every day.
Fellow SF member "Earnest" speaking with Mr. and Mrs. Bonafé. It's always nice to have someone speaking Italian with you. Earnest is always sporting something purple during his Italian visits to show his support of his favourite football team ACF Fiorentina.
Massimo Bonafé (middle) is Enzo's son and is involved in both sales and manufacturing.