The Novesta factory, in Partizánsky, Slovakia, won't be seen bellowing black smoke any time soon. Novesta shoes are cut, stitched, shaped and fitted by hand.
The design of their Star Master pumps encapsulates the craftsmanship that has gone in to making them for decades. Each pair is hand moulded; joining the natural rubber sole and cotton canvas upper using high-pressure hand worked machinery. This particular iteration though is served up in a durable felt for the colder months.
The process leaves a signature mark on each pair of Novesta's; a line running around the body of the shoe. This mark has become as recognisable as the company's logo and serves as indicative of the time and care that goes in to each shoe.