Photograph courtesy of Robert Cadena Photography.

Photograph courtesy of Robert Cadena Photography.

Francis Waplinger offers Made-to-Measure and Bespoke footwear for men and women. 

All shoes are handmade in Mr. Waplinger's studio. Only the finest European and American leathers are used. Each pair of shoes is constructed according to the clients specifications using traditional Old World techniques. 

Mr. Waplinger began his training in Italy under the tutelage of Angelo Imperatrice, followed by an apprenticeship with famed Florentine shoemaker Roberto Ugolini and a stateside apprenticeship with Master Shoemaker Marcell Mrsan.

Francis Waplinger strives to preserve the craft and tradition of artisan shoemaking, while providing each client personalized service and footwear that speaks to the client's individual taste.