Meet the Shoemaker
A family owned and operated factory run by a third generation Peruvian-Italian designer.
I love these shoes! They are beautiful and knowing that they support locals, they are worth every penny. I have only had them for about a month, but another pair of Fortress shoes that I bought second hand, I have had for several years and they hold up well. I will certainly be back to purchase other designs. I am also a huge fan of their "pre-loved" site. It's great seeing companies promote second-hand over just continuous production of new. My purchase also required dealing with customer service and they were great!
These shoes are gorgeous and go with everything. I purchased a full size down.
Love them. I get so many compliments on my Fortress shoes. They are beautifully made and super comfy.
I LOVE this shoe. The colors are classic and go with everything, they are very high quality and very comfortable. The only downfall is the sizing, I wear a 7.5 US and bought both the 37 and 38. The 37 fit but was insanely tight, like painfully right. The 38 fits much better, but does slip off my heels occasionally, wish there were half sizes.
a little narrow
The shoes are beautiful and clearly expertly made. The length was right but the toe was too snug and I had to return because I was concerned that breaking them in would lead to very visible and harsh creases of the white leather right at the widest point of my foot. I would have gone up a size but then I was worried they would flop off. Would love a Wider option.