ABOUT US

Over 50 years of quality, luxury and sustainability

 

 

 

Maxima srl is a leading Italian company in the production of handcrafted, stylish kids’ footwear.

Located in the ancient province of Padua, Maxima has built a tradition and reputation for artisanal craftsmanship that places the health and comfort of kids’ feet at the fore.

We treasure our history. We embrace materials technology whilst preserving traditional Italian shoe industry techniques that mass manufacturing has abandoned.

Maxima srl products bear their “Made in Italy” hallmarks proudly, with designs to match the style needs of our kids.

 

OUR MAIN BRANDS

 

This is our historic brand (in the market for 40 years).

Equerry is synonymous with quality, design and elegance all over the world. A product of the highest quality, very classical yet with modern features. A style to wear every day and ideal for any special occasion too. Equerry are the shoes cuddling the feet of the small European Royals but also of your own little prince and princess.

Shake… the latest arrival.

A real answer to the demand for cool, young, fashionable, seriously comfortable shoes by the new generation. Shake are practical, breathable and durable footwear designed for all those dynamic activities such as jumping, running and playing outdoors. Like all Maxima shoes, they are real shoes for real needs!

Risultati immagini per il gufo logo

 

Maxima Srl is proud to produce shoes for Il Gufo, an international brand of children’s clothing. Despite this continuing growth, the company objective remains that of producing the best of Italian style, featuring high quality in every garment and meticulous craftsmanship in all phases of production.

HOW WE CREATE OUR SHOES

 

1) Cutting leather, by hand

The leather components that make the upper of the shoe are cut by hand by our artisans, optimising leather consumption and refining the points of contact

2) Refining the upper

To avoid rough joints, all points of contact of the leather parts that make the upper are treated, making them thinner. In this way when you touch the shoe you do not feel any discontinuity between one part and the other

3) Hand sewing

4) Inserting the lining and the accessories

Every item is sewed by hand, allowing for proper customisation

Every item is sewed by hand, allowing for proper customisation

The lining

Cutting, inserting and sewing the lining requires great care and attention to detail, achievable only by expert hands

Accessories

All accessories are tailored and sewed directly onto the shoe, ensuring reliability and wear

5) Reinforcing the rear part of the shoe

Reinforcing the heel

Every buttress is taylored to the shoe it is going to fit

Before pressing

The buttress is installed between the upper and the lining before pressing

The moduling

The buttress is pressed and fixed while hot, in order to create full adherence with the upper

6) Here come the foot models! How to create the perfect fit for your feet

Foot moulds and upper

Combining manual calibration with machine strenght allows the upper to perfectly host the foot mould

Checking the upper

Human intervention is vital to ensure the upper has been properly modelled

Anchoring the heel

The rear part of the shoe needs additional reinforcement in order to cope with future stress

So hot…So cold

Heating and cooling the shoe is an effective way of removing imperfections

7) Few touches before installing the sole

8) The last polish...almost there

Carding

Before fitting the sole it is important to roughen the bottom of the shoe

The hairdrier

By checking and heating the shoe locally we can create maximum adherence to the shape of the foot

Fitting the sole

Once the sole has been fitted it is possible to remove the foot moulds

Polishing

One last polish of the leather and then the shoe is ready to go

9) Shoe completed and packed, ready to be enjoyed by you

In the box

With maximum care, the shoe is placed into the box together with its accessories

Ready, steady…

Your shoe is ready for delivery and looking forward to seeing you

 

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