Home of fine Italian leather shoes for men and women, Tod’s’ UK flagship can be found at 2-5 Old Bond Street. Founded in 1920 by Filippo Della Valle, a shoemaker who crafted each shoe himself out of his basement, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon while still retaining its handmade tradition.
The Old Bond Street store spans three floors and carries an extensive range including their kids line, collaboration with Ferrari and, of course, their famous Gommino driving shoe. The “mygommino” customisation service is also available to add your own touch to the much-loved design. Choose a style and then make your choice of leather, stitching, insole, sole, buckle and initials. A Tod’s artisan will then get to work on your shoes and send them to you when ready. All Tod’s products come with a two-year warranty as well for peace of mind. The Gommino is a result of careful design and expert craftsmanship to create a shoe that balances style with comfort and practicality that works in both formal and casual situations. Its success in doing so is the reason the shoe, with its signature 133 rubber pebble sole, has been a hit for over 35 years.
You might come to the store for the Gommino, but you’ll stay for the new season ranges of shoes, bags and more. Small leather goods, sunglasses, jewellery, candles and belts make up the full product selection, each made to the brand’s high Italian standards.