Details Guidi 1896 S.r.l. has a history of tanning leather since the 19th century, today it is a family operated business that specializes in artisanal footwear, now run by Ruggero Guidi. Guidi’s interest in shoemaking leads him to collect old work shoes, hiking boots, and other antiquated footwear. He started to recreate these silhouettes around 2003 and showed them to Alessia Rhigi Amante, who had recently left the now-defunct Carpe Diem label. While at Carpe Diem, Amante and her colleagues were fascinated with worn-in garments and footwear, they would distress and dye shoes after their production, a technique known as “object dyeing”. She pitched the idea to Guidi and since then they’ve been employing this technique with all of their footwear, this breaks down the leather to achieve unique and varying colors while at the same time dyeing the sole to match the upper. One of Guidi’s most peasant-wear inspired shoes, these work boots are done in supple calf leather and feature an 8-eye leather lace-up closure with a subtle protruding tongue.