Il Gergo

HISTORY

Our history, paints a meaningful portrait of a brand that fully appreciates the value of tradition and how it can keep us grounded while propelling us forward. Over the years we have preserved all the most valuable features of the real Made in Italy: quality, hand-made working and passion for details. Key elements that have made the brand Il Gergo worldwide.

ICONS

A true icon is defined not only by the impact that it makes at the moment of its revealing, but the lasting relevance it enjoys more than half a century later. In the 90’s, Il Gergo presented the Director, the historical Derby model born in the 8th century between Ireland and Scotland known as Blücher. The Derby are named after the Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, took it upon himself to have the boots redesigned so his men could have a more comfortable pair of boots that also enabled them to ready themselves for battle in shorter time.

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PRODUCTION

A pair of Goodyear Welted Il Gergo shoes can take up to eight weeks to make. Some skilled craftsmen, up to 75 shoe parts and over 216 different operations are involved. The Goodyear Welt has is a particular type of shoe construction, in which Il Gergo has specialised for over years. The “welt” is a strip of leather which is sewn around the bottom edge of a shoe

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