A very special know-how passed on from one generation to the next by the Compagnons, a French medieval guild. Brought to life in the bespoke atelier at No. 1 Rue Volney, Paris. The pursuit of perfection in bootmaking is like a never-ending quest, a constant challenge to reach excellence. Knowledge, savoir-faire and experimentation are at the heart of Maison Corthay. Playing with materials, techniques, colours and shapes.
Known for his talent, Pierre Corthay received the distinction of Maitre d’Art in 2009, which was presented by the French Minister of Culture in 2009 to the ‘crème de la crème’ of French craftsmen. To this day, Pierre Corthay remains the only mensbootmaker to have been awarded with this prestigious honour.