The Mercurio boot-store was founded in 1932 by the professionalism of its first founder, Martino Mercurio, highly specialized in the manufacture of boots. Antonio Mercurio soon began to learn the processing handmade shoes. At the age of 9, after school, he used to follow his father to the laboratory to observe and learn the various stages of the artisan process to create custom-made boots. As a boy he decided to continue his professional training to deepen also the field of craft shoes.
Collaborating with other workshops he learned to perfect the technique already acquired with his father and to apply new ones, perfecting himself in the creation of handmade shoes. Even today Antonio Mercurio speaks of the great passion that has guided him throughout his career. The attention to detail make his creations perfect shapes for the customer's feet.
Even today in the laboratory of Rome, located in the Tor di Quinto area, you can breathe the air of the old shop where all the craftsmen work with the techniques of the past. No brushing machines or mechanical tools, each model of handmade shoe is made with the awl, with the waxed thread pulled by hand and with the uppers beaten by hand and then sewn.
Custom-made shoes become an unrepeatable work of art, a unique piece that can never be reproduced with the same result. The company works daily following the philosophy of Made in Italy, which guarantees the final product a comfort and durability over time that an industrial shoe can hardly guarantee.
The tailor-made shoes of the Mercurio compete at national level among the best handmade shoes. For some years now the interest in Mercurio products has also come from abroad, especially from Japan, Russia and Uzbekistan.
The Japanese clientele in particular appreciates the Made in Italy and the old techniques of manufacturing tailor-made shoes for the Mercurio boots.
The models for Japan have been revisited and customized in the processing of materials, so as to make all the footwear more slender and adapt to the physical shape of Japanese customers.