Minimalist leather shoes that fit like a glove have been a staple accessory for many seasons and yet the original version by Martiniano is still the gold standard. We continue to be drawn by the stripped down, minimalist elegance. There is really nothing to hide behind – the quality is very high, they are extremely comfortable and they look amazing. Here are some pro tips to better help inform your purchase...

FIT
While sizing runs true we recommend skewing to the smaller size if you are between sizes. The glove shoe is called the glove shoe for a reason. It is not meant to feel tight, but it is meant to fit snug and hug your foot like a glove. 

SIZING
Martiniano shoes run true to size measured in European sizing.
US size 7 = 37 in Martiniano
US size 8 = 38 in Martiniano

While sizing runs true we recommend skewing to the smaller size if you are between sizes. The glove shoe is called the glove shoe for a reason. It is not meant to feel tight, but it is meant to fit snug and hug your foot like a glove. 

SOLE
We strongly suggest to have a thin rubber sole added to your shoes. It’s as simple and relatively inexpensive add-on which will greatly extend the life and wear of the shoe. In Williamsburg we go to North 11th shoe repair in Williamsburg (if you dont want your shoes polished, tell them). In midtown, Dino’s Shoe repair near Columbus Circle does very good work. 

CARE
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MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER
MARTINIANO creates handmade luxurious leather shoes designed by Martiniano Lopez Crozet. Each shoe is designed and fully produced by hand in Argentina using time-honored techniques by Buenos Aires' artisans. The shoes are made of Italian kid leather including stacked heels and soles.

By R Smith — September 10, 2019