ESSEN aims to make timeless, sophisticated shoes that never fall out of style and can be carried over from season to season.
The collection is designed and developed in Melbourne and entirely handmade in Italy, Portugal & Spain. The styles are limited releases, created in small production runs.
ESSEN works with local, family-run factories in both Italy, Portugal, and Spain who have been making shoes for generations. From the leather selection, the engineering of the lasts, the pattern cuts, and the hand finishing of the shoes: the entire range is handmade by people who place care into every single pair produced.