CHEAP SHOES ARE SOMETHING YOU CAN'T AFFORD*
*Not everything that has a high price is also of high quality. But whenever you want good quality, it comes at a price. In the long run, however, it actually comes cheaper, because settling for inferior quality is a waste of resources and life time. High-quality shoes are not a luxury; cheap shoes are something you can’t afford.
WHY GOODYEAR-WELTED? *
* If you always wanted to know why the so-called Goodyear-welting process is called the royal way of making shoes like our Budapester or Wiener, and why many designers still swear by welted shoes, and why really heavy-duty shoes, such as military boots, are still made with this technique all over the world, and indeed why they are supposedly so good for the feet and, in general, why are they expensive- then we recommend a visit to our Viennese manufactory, a look at the craft explains more than 1000 words.
WHITE SHOES, WHITE VEST *
A FOOTNOTE BY TILL REITER
*Why are white shoes so attractive? White is the colour of purity, cleanliness and decency, like the proverbial white vest. But how does it fit with those pieces of clothing that connect us with the dust and dirt of the ground? Apparently, white shoes signal a special boldness, self-assurance and confidence that one is able to jump over every flaw, stumbling block and bucket of dirt unscathed. May we do that well this spring!
FIREPLACE TALK WITH DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS*
*On November 30, 2022, Till Reiter invited to a Fireplace Talk in the Süßenbrunn castle for a conversation together with Marcus Bachmann, head of operations and responsible for humanitarian affairs at Doctors without Borders Austria, about the emergency mission of Doctors without Borders in the Ukraine war.
In a small and intimate setting around the fireplace, we enjoyed stimulating conversations with our guests.
WORDS ON SUSTAINABILITY*
By Till Reiter
*For us, "sustainability" is not an annoying added extra that must be fulfilled in order to indulge current tastes, but our core programme. This is deeply rooted in our respect for creation and in our basic values of efficiency and economy - even in regard to things that do not belong to us, or to us alone.
The best way to do business sustainably is to create things that last.