Della Valle




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The Della Valle Group is the Italian footwear company which, through its Tod's and Hogan brands, has gained a position as leader in the high-quality footwear sector throughout the world. Dorino Della Valle founded it in 1940 in Sant'Elpidio a Mare, a village in the Marches. The whole family worked there and Diego Della Valle, the son who multiplied the family fortune, still has the smell of leather and hides, of which his childhood home was redolent, in his nostrils.At the beginning of the '80s, the company, under the leadership of Diego, began a rapid rise with the launch of the first Tod's mocassins , with their characteristic soles with little rubber balls in relief - it takes over 100 work steps, many of which must be done by hand, to make a pair. One of the strong points of the Tod's line is the choice of American oiled leathers and English crust leathers, all thoroughly waterproof and coming from small-scale craft tanneries. Also in the sporting mould are Hogan shoes, inspired by the English cricket boots of the '30s. They are made with a double upper to make them harder wearing. They have a lining of foam rubber along the edge and in the inner sole, and an outer sole with a wave pattern to assure maximum flexibility.The group also produces the Fay clothing line and, since 1997, Tod's bags. The group has 30 shops selling their brands exclusively, and has boutiques in the capitals of the world and various fashion crossroads. The company has recently opened a new and technologically advanced factory in Casete d'Ete in the the province of Ascoli Piceno, but the Factory Outlet is still in Sant'Elpidio a Mare, where there is also a more traditional factory.

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Della Valle Factory Outlet
Via Garibaldi 134
Sant'Elpidio a Mare (AP)
Tel. 0734 871671