Manufacturing Secrets

The design

Supported by their team of stylists, Alexis Maugey and Antoine Bolze, the two creators of Bobbies, design each collection using a wealth of vibrant colours in elegant and sleek styles.
Since 2010 this design house has been inspired by the magic of Paris.
Innovative, original and comfortable styles.

The leathers

Bobbies works with some outstanding tanners, with renowned expertise such as the Conceria Zabri. Our leathers are obtained in full compliance with environmental standards and in the right breeding conditions.
Carefully selected leathers from the best tanneries from Italy (suede and lamé leather), Spain and Portugal (nubuck).
Supple and resistant, with a lengthy soaking and sanded to enhance the grain
  • Lamé Leather
  • Embossed Leather
  • Patent Leather
  • Leather
  • Suede
  • Glitter
  • Mirror Leather
  • Nubuck
  • Calf Leather
  • Raffia
  • Textile and Canvas

A traditional savoir-faire

All the processes required to manufacture our shoes are carried out in our factories in Portugal in São João da Madeira near Porto. This region is renowned worldwide for its expertise for making shoes!
100s of manual processes are necessary to make a pair of shoes.
All our shoes are made in Portugal using traditional methods and our expertise.

The assembly

Our craftsmen use several types of stitching which requires a remarkable level of expertise. For women's shoes, a welding process is used to ensure a longer durability.
  • The Blake stitch
    Simple and robust, used for our standard premium range. It enables the shoe to be more supple and have an elegant shape.
  • The Goodyear stitch
    Complex, strong and resistant and held in high esteem for its elegance. This stitch is used for our boot production and often used for more formal shoe designs.

The soles

Manufacturing flexible and resistant soles requires a high level of craftsmanship. The leather used, made from calfskin prevents any form of premature wear. This slow and thorough process ensures that Bobbies shoes are of the highest quality.
Cut with the aid of a template cutter, our Portuguese craftsmen cut grooves to sew the sole to the shoes and include a welt for better protection and resistance against water. The logo and the size are hot-punched onto the base of the sole.
This iconic rubber insole is assembled and sewn onto the soles of mocassins. The hundreds of spikes on each sole ensure the best grip possible. Manufacturing a pin mocassin requires more than 100 different steps.
For his heel designs, Jean-Bobby likes to use injected rubber mid-heels to guarantee a perfect grip on the ground. He also uses injected rubber pads on some designs to extend your shoes’ life