Our company was founded in 1963 by Enzo Bonafè. With the initial help of a handful of collaborators and his wife Guerrina, Enzo Bonafè tried, in the midst of adversities, to obstinately bring to the forefront his personal ideas about the production of high-end footwear.
Over decades, these main lines have proved successful, allowing us to enlarge our productive performance and consolidate our market, to finally reach the shop-windows of the most prestigious boutiques in Italy, Europe, and throughout the world, where “Made in Italy” has always been synonymous of elegance and quality
Still today, Enzo Bonafè leads our company, as always with the help of his wife, his children Silvia and Massimo, and his son- in- law Roberto. A family-owned business, a perfect solution that goes hand in hand with the goal of keeping the organizational structure small and the production limited.
All this, because the essential criteria of our business continue to be the very high quality of raw materials, pure craftsmanship techniques, careful attention to every detail, and an almost obsessive control of every shoe produced. Today, our team of artisans, true teachers of the trade and champions of “hand-made” products, works along with a group of talented young people, longing to learn the techniques and the secrets that have enviously been passed on for centuries.
Daily life at Enzo Bonafè
Our future will develop in compliance with the guidelines of our tradition and skills. The unwavering desire to create a high-quality shoe comes with a side-by-side knowledge that the artisan’s product will need to be personalized, according to the needs and wishes of the end client.
This is exactly why our client is able to imagine the finished shoe of his dreams, up to the very last “fit to size” level, which has always marked the excellence of the hand-crafted product, by artisans’ standards.
“Our company exists and will continue to exist, not because it manufactures footwear, but because it manufactures high-quality footwear, which alone reflects the expertise and the skills of our collaborators.”