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Our commitments


The history of Joseph Malinge shoes spans across 130 years in the heart of the Cholet region in the Maine et Loire, in west France.
True to its origins, Joseph Malinge continues the traditions and craftmanship of their ancestors in their workshop in La Tourlandry.

Fabrication

100% Made in France

traceability

Materials

Quality

and comfort

friendly

Environmentally

100% Made in France


The history of Joseph Malinge shoes spans across 130 years in the heart of the Cholet region in the Maine et Loire, in west France.
True to its origins, Joseph Malinge continues the traditions and craftmanship of their ancestors in their workshop in La Tourlandry.
Luxury shoe of excellence for men 100% French manufacturing

The best quality shoe is a French shoe

To guarantee the best quality shoe, Joseph Malinge is committed to sourcing and manufacturing entirely in France.

Each shoe is the result of traditional artisanal know how, made in France, a pioneering country for luxury and fashion.

All manufacturing processes in one workshop

Every step of our traditional shoe-making process is performed at our workshop.

Our motivation is to share our expertise and rich history, and to offer you various possibilities.

Material traceability


Shop locally to guarantee quality and authenticity,
with Joseph Malinge you know how and where your shoes have been made.

Commitments for the production of luxury leather shoes for men Joseph Malinge with exceptional materials

Choosing exceptional materials

Joseph Malinge is committed to perpetuating the family heritage.

The choice of suppliers is essential to guaranteeing quality.
Discover the source and origin of the materials we use.

Our great French tanneries

Our leather comes from four tanneries, known for the quality of their calfskins which are resistant, soft and with a unique grain.

Joseph Malinge discovered those tanneries by touring France with his father while looking for the perfect skins.

Four tanneries thus emerged:

Puy tannery in Chadrac (43)
Annonay tannery in Annonay (07)
Degermann tannery, in Barr (67)
Carriat tannery, in Espelette (64)

Luxury shoe of excellence for men 100% French manufacturing

Transparency: our priority

Origin of the lasts

Tecniform, in Cholet (49)

Origin of the glues, stiffeners and toe-ends

Depot of Keck chimie, in Cholet (49)

Origin of the eyelets

Darrigol and Gagnez, in Paris (75)

Origin of the shoelaces

Origin of the soles

] Leather soles
Leather soles and leather heels are produced in our workshop of La Toulandry (49)

] Rubber soles
Sacred Bertoise de Caoutchouc, in Bert (03)
Lactae hevea de Reltex, located in Virieu-Sur-Bourbre (38). Renowned for being flexible and long-lasting they are recyclable.
• We also use Vibram soles which are made in Albizzate in Italy
• For trainers, Margom in Civitanova Marche in Italy

Origin of the leather finishing products

Creams, dyes and waxes are from the brand Saphir, owned by Avel in Magnac-Lavalette-Villars (16).

The maintenance of the machinery

The creation of our luxury shoes requires the use of traditional machines with specific adjustments. Those machines are now so rare that Joseph Malinge cannot source similar ones.

Ensuring the correct maintenance of those machines is critical to the production. Protecting the machines requires careful skills in applying oil to them without staining the leather.

Machine repairs are executed in house, by our team. At times, Joseph Malinge requires the technical help of Regor Creations (49) and Brin (49). These two companies have a strong knowledge of these machines.

Quality shoes


Thanks to a meticulous manufacturing processes, Joseph Malinge luxury shoes offer the best for your feet: unparalleled comfort, flexibility, and robustness.
We respect the needs of your feet and your arch.

The manufacture of Joseph Malinge luxury shoes offer unparalleled resistance and have an impressive lifespan

Robustness
for an incomparable lifespan

Thanks to the high quality of materials used, our shoes have an incomparable lifespan if correctly maintained.

The materials come from the best tanneries and are manufactured into shoes using rare machines and expert hands.

They are lined with calfskin to isolate the adverse effects of the weather. The assembly techniques are also essential elements for a long-lasting shoe. Stitched shoes will be more resistant under intense usage.

Super soft / supple shoes

Joseph Malinge shoes are extremely supple which makes them perfect for summer or when wanting a light shoe.

They adapt directly to the flexing of your feet and allow for immediate comfort. These types of models are put on and taken off very easily. This flexibility is primarily due to natural rubber soles and slow tanned hides.

Luxury shoes in Joseph Malinge 100% French made ultra soft leather
Luxury shoe of excellence for men 100% French manufacturing

Comfort
for your well being

The rubber soles and leathers are shock absorbers that can absorb up to 50% of the shocks linked to the movement of your feet. They not only help to reduce body fatigue; they also help to insulate the feet from hot or cold temperatures.

The center of gravity of the human body is the ideal heel height for a good posture. If the spinal column is straight the brain receives the proper amount of oxygen.

To feel well in the head it is necessary to first feel good in your shoes. That is why Joseph Malinge shoes are neither too flat nor too high to ensure and respect your foot arch and a real daily comfort.

Leather has become a medical treatment

With Joseph Malinge shoes, you avoid overheating and transpiration because full grain leather is an excellent absorbant. The leather evacuates the transpiration and dries when the shoes are not worn.

An issue with closed shoes is that water and humidity provoke mold and then fungus for man, evacuation this transpiration has become our priority.

One should also remember that feet are the energy of the body. Therefore, if their environment is unhealthy, they feel uncomfortable and you may experience back problems. In order to avoid this, chose shoes that are healthy and respectful to the balance of your spinal column.

The quality of leather at the heart of the manufacture of luxury shoes Joseph Malinge

Respecting our environment


Ecologically minded, environmentally friendly, respecting our planet

Sustainability starts with our consumption.
With Joseph Malinge luxury shoes, you will be eco-friendly in all of your moves.

Creation of 100% French luxury shoes respecting the environment

Bio-degradable shoes

Vegetable tanning is a slow process. Less polluting and better for the health, it is composed of natural substances and is not allergenic.

This type of tanning consists in transforming the skin into leather using natural substances found in tree bark, roots, wood, fruits, and leaves.

On the other hand, tanning with chrome uses a chemical process that is dangerous for the environment.
Fortunately, there are still some rare French tanneries using vegetable tanning for their production.

Lactae Hevea soles:
Natural and eco-responsible

The milk from the rubber tree, from tropical plantations, is harvest by hand. In order to obtain a 100% natural sole, the latex is poured directly into molds in France, by Lactae Hevea : unequalled comfort.

After 25 years of exploitation, the tree is old enough to be cut. In order to avoid deforestation, a new tree is replanted each time and none of them come from the forest.

The rubber milk harvest is beneficial for the wellbeing the tree in question. Because when the end of the branch dies, a second branch begins a new cycle.

Hévéa forest for natural and eco-responsible soles for the luxury leather shoe brand Joseph Malinge
Eco-friendly Vibram sole for Joseph Malinge leather shoes

Soles
that respect the environment

ECOSTEP soles form the Vibram brand, are composed of recycled rubber and are produced by recycling material that has been chosen with care.