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Handcrafted shoes for Men

Made with pure passion in Portugal.

The brand Paulo Bellini stands for men’s shoes with excellent quality that are fashionable. Peter Holtkamp started the line in 2003 from his shoe store in Losser (the Netherlands). With his 30 years of experience in footwear, he stands at the forefront of quality, comfort and fashion. These values translate into the brand, Paulo Bellini. Paulo Bellini only uses the best leather. Peter travels every year to Lineapelle in Milan. This fair brings together the best leather suppliers from all over the world. Through his agents in Portugal, he has the ability to purchase the leather from Italian factories. 

Handcrafted in Portugal

Made with pure passion and the finest materials

Satisfaction guaranteed

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Shipped anywhere

Fast delivery specially for you

Made with care

From our hands onto your feet

All models of Paulo Bellinni are designed in The Netherlands and manufactured in Portugal. We work together with three Portuguese factories and travel frequently to visit them. They are small-scale companies that allow us to stand close to the manufacturing process. Most importantly the people that work at these companies are true craftsman that know the ins and outs of making shoes
To truly finish your outfit after purchasing a pair of Paulo Bellini’s is with a matching belt. Every Paulo Bellini shoe has a matching belt. The regular belts are 1.25 meter however length modifications are always possible on request

We do things a little different

Paulo Belinni has its own shoe lasts. Founder and designer Peter Holtkamp has a simple statement regarding fit: “Men want a shoe they immediately fall for and fit perfectly, Paulo Bellini serves these needs with its unique fit”. Paulo Bellini builds its shoe lasts in a large variety of different width sizes.

With love from Portugal

We spend the whole year researching the best leather, lasts and inspiration. The general public is becoming more aware regarding health and comfort, which is beneficial to society but has a direct effect on footwear. The challenge to be beneficial regarding societal trends and to deliver an excellent and fashionable shoe is what drives us.

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