Trapani is a full grain leather moccasin made using bag manufacturing. This model is also known as a “penny loafer” because, in the 1930s, students who typically wore this type of shoe used to insert a penny into the tongue slot that could be used for a call from the public telephone. Trapani stands out for the type of workmanship, which makes it super comfortable and functional.
Full grain calf leather
Full grain leather is one of the most valuable materials, because it constitutes the superficial layer of the animal's epidermis and has not undergone particular processes that have altered its natural appearance. Precisely for this reason it maintains the original features of the coat: natural signs such as scars or stretch marks which give naturalness, authenticity and recognisability to the product.
Leather with non-slip rubber clip
Leather is a resistant, hygienic, durable and reusable material. Its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time and the passing of time helps to make it more aesthetically beautiful. Anti-slip rubber clips are injected into the leather of the sole which allow the breathability properties of the leather to be maintained without fearing the rain: this is how the iconic Ciccone sole was born.
More than 200 steps are needed to complete the "bag" process: a lining is created, then sewn around the last, worked and joined to the upper. We then move on to the "ironing" which is carried out on a form heated and beaten by hand by a master craftsman. A padded and breathable material is inserted between the lining and the sole. Finally, the lining and footbed are sewn to the upper creating a single body to improve comfort.