We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Kostas Mandilaris of The Noble Shoe. After keeping in touch over the last few years we are very excited to have The Noble Shoe as one of our newest retail partners.
We met Kostas for the first time at the London Super Trunk Show in 2019, when he was just getting started in this industry and we were impressed by his interest, drive and passion for shoes. Since then, we've been amazed at how far he has come in such a short period of time.
From producing endless content on shoes on Misiu Academy, to quickly growing The Noble Shoe retail store and growing a respectable following, to sharing WhatsApp updates weekly with us on his progress at the Stefano Bemer school, we haven’t met anyone as passionate about men’s footwear as him.
We also selected this partnership with Kostas because in many ways his journey reflects Norman’s own unique history.
Both Norman and Kostas quit their professional careers at the age of 31 to move to Florence to learn to become a bespoke shoemaker, a bold but admirable move.
To kick off our partnership, we’ve debuted our Gaspar U-Tip Derby in a handmade espresso patina as the first exclusive model with The Noble Shoe.
The handsome dress derby has become a very popular model of ours because of it’s elegant design and versatility. The rich browns and texture of the pebble grain leather from Weinheimer complement both dress and casual attire, and the Vibram Gumlite Commando Sole will keep your feet comfortable throughout the day.
Kostas put together a wonderful review video on Misiu Academy here:
Stay tuned for more exciting shoes and updates with Kostas very soon.