One of the key elements of a hand-made, top-quality product is the selection of leathers: these must have a crusty colour or have features that allow removing the colour at any time, even after years. This allows bringing them back to their ‘neutral’ stage and then dyeing them again. When they arrive to the tannery, they’re like white canvasses, with no defined colours. Being so, craftsmen can customise leathers as they please and with a palette of dyes and polishes, applied in layers, by hand directly with a brush, turn them into unique masterpieces. In some cases, colours are also removed from the shoes with suitable products to reveal the ‘core’. Later on, they would be dyed and polished using specific creams to obtain the desired colour and shade. Each shoe is then polished by hand with bee’s wax and water, to produce the sufficient heat and make sure leather pores close up naturally. This process gives the shoes an extremely special shiny effect.