A man runs through the flying bullets, towards the end of the war, with a sewing machine on his shoulders: this is Gustavo Soldini.And thus the long story of Antica Cuoieria begins, built on passion and challenges. A family story that crosses three generations of entrepreneurs, whose experience is based in an area where economic identity and manufacturing strength are based, in a manufacturing triangle that, in the heart of Tuscany has been able to stand up to comparison with the most important footwear districts in Italy when it comes to quality, investments, innovation, and export volumes.From cobbler to artisan with a workshop and then successful entrepreneur, Gustavo Soldini’s story is the foundation of a passion for footwear manufacture since 1945.
In just a few years, Gustavo Soldini was able to export to the most important international markets, including the USA and Europe. Over the years, balance changes, but the dedication to perfection when it comes to quality and research into refined, contemporary style. The result is the Soldini and Antica Cuoieria brands.
In the 1990s, Gustavo left the reins of the company to the following generation, which decided to dedicate business to the men’s collection, interpreting changes in taste and lifestyle for all-round superior quality footwear.
70 years of ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism, but above all, of a passion for authentic traditions, Made in Tuscany are behind Antica Cuoieria footwear.