About Us

ISM (Italian Shoe Manufacturers) is the leading platform that offers design and development, prototyping and production on top-quality, Italian-made footwear for brands, designers, and retailers globally. ISM also provides consultation services, as well as education materials and in-depth courses to help new businesses and shoe companies kickstart their footwear venture.

We believe in tailored services. ISM provides personalised project planning for each client to ensure all details of your business spectrum is being catered to. By leveraging our online platform, together with a ground team of experienced designers and production managers, communications and execution are streamlined without time zone limitations or language constraints. This contemporary approach transforms the once-frenzied manufacturing process, merging quality craftsmanship with up-to-date global practices.

Likewise, our approach to production sits firmly in the roots of Italian craftsmanship, considering environmental and social responsibilities along the way. Results are the assurance of high quality and exceptional style from satisfied artisans.

Our products are 100% Made In Italy.

Our Team

With family ties in Le Marche, a historical region for eminent Italian shoemaking, most of the ISM team has the odd grandfather or uncle who was an artisan shoemaker – you could probably still find traditional leather craft tools buried somewhere in our family workshops. Such traditions naturally blend into the way of life here – these roots are the bona fide representation of who we are, the industrial skills we have, and the passionate drive that make things happen.

Built upon this foundation, ISM gathered a collective of talents specialized in the departments of design, sourcing, production management, and manufacturing to deliver the best traits of Italian shoemaking to the global market.


Our design team & manufacturing infrastructure is based in Le Marche, Italy. A region that boasts more than 3,000 footwear suppliers, manufacturers, artisans and workshops, specialized factories and niche designers, making it an innate choice of production base for ISM, as well as for renowned brands such as Prada, Sergio Rossi, Tod’s, Hogan, Buscemi and other international fashion labels.