Have you been to a Men's Shoe Store or Shoe Department at a Department Store lately? We have, and in a word, it was uninspiring. And actually, in another word, it was frustrating.
If all you want is brown or black shoes and you don't care how they fit, the selection is fantastic. Each manufacture basically makes the same shoes and you are always at the mercy of their inventory - do they even have your size. We especially love when the salesperson comes our form the stockroom and says "I don't have a size 12, but I do have an 11 in the one you sleected and an 11 and 1/2 in something similar." Are we supposed to cut off a toe? Should we settle for something that is not what we want? The answer (hopefully) is "no."
How about buying shoes online? It seems to us that is simply even more of a spin of the roulette wheel. While the selection can be great, you will never really know if the shoes will fit until you get them. A website telling you that the shoes may "run a little larger than your normal size" simply does not cut it.
We believe that there is a better way - high quality handmade shoes specifically constructed to fit each of your feet (which are often slightly different sizes) and which is a style that you select. But that is only one side of the equation. There are many different styles of shoes and so many different shoe parts that can be customized with colors, textures and materials. And, what if you want extra height? Did you even know you can get that? Do you know what a welt is, or what the best type of welt is? Most people don't.
The other part of the equaltion is co-creation - working with a person who has been trained about men's shoes and their styles and construction who can provide assistance to help you to make the right choices. And, of course, you want to be able to see what you are ordering.
From being uninspired and frustrated, Senza Rivali was born to address all of the problems, challeneges and deficiencies we could see in buying men's shoes. Our Bespoke Co-Creators are trained to properly measure each fo your feet and then, using our shoe configuration tool, engage in a collaborative process with you. It is our hope that the end result is the Bespoke hand-made YouShoe™ which makes a statement and provides you with comfort and durability.