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As Olga Berluti puts it, “These alone have a soul”: the shoes acquire the subtle elegance that years can bring to beauty. The patina is a delicate art governed by several firm rules, the most important of which is one of the oldest care rituals of the Maison: the first patina.
If you have acquired shoes in Venezia leather, you will bring them to one of our workshops after wearing them approximately fifteen times and before applying any shoe-care cream whatsoever. The first patina treatment will set the shoes’ colour firmly and will work the leather in harmony with the natural creases that develop on the shoes during early wear. Thus, your patina and your shoes will be and remain unique!