In 1734, the Van Bommel family of Breda, The Netherlands, started producing hand-made quality shoes. Presently, the brothers Reynier, Floris and Pepijn van Bommel are the 9th generation to run the family business. The knowledge that passed from father to son is still applied today in the manufacturing process of Van Bommel shoes. Since 1952, Van Bommel has been Purveyor to the Royal Household by Appointment.
Van Bommel shoes are manufactured according to the knowledge and skills passed down over centuries, from father to son. During the production process, on average, a Van Bommel shoe undergoes some 280 specialist treatments. High-quality materials such as leather inner sole, calf’s leather lining, full-grain calf’s upper leather, waxed thread and vat-tanned sole leather all guarantee quality. The Van Bommel collection includes shoes manufactured according to the Moccasin method, the GoodYear method, the Blake method, the Sachetto method and the Ago method.
Shoe factory Van Bommel still produces a large part of its collection in The Netherlands. The company’s private factory in Moergestel (The Netherlands) employs 140 people and specializes in the GoodYear manufacturing method.