Creation

Italy

Handcrafting luxury sneakers in Italy

Made by hand in Italy

Throughout history, Italy has been home to some of the world's finest craftspeople, materials, and the most technically-fine products ever made. A perfect home for Courser. Every Courser shoe is 100% made in Italy by hand. The Italian Courser factory wasn't selected for its speed of production, but rather its love of the craft of shoemaking, dedication to quality, and extraordinary precision.

Craftsmanship

Handcrafting the nubuck leather uppers of Courser luxury sneakers in our Italian factory

The Upper

We choose a 0.5 mm nubuck leather for our outermost Upper material. First, we sand and buff it in order to give it a distinctive appearance and surface, which closely resembles a fine, natural velvet. Then, our buttery soft nubuck is backed with an ultra-strong fabric that is thermo-bonded to create no-stretch zones for a supportive, flexible fit. These fused Hyper-Luxe Uppers create extraordinarily stable, comfortable support.

Handcrafting the sacchetto construction used in making Courser luxury sneakers

Elevated Construction

Utilizing the unique skill and tradition of our Italian craftsmen, we are able to fabricate our shoes with a special construction allowing for a more comfortable, adaptive fit that is both light and flexible. The lining and insole are hand-cut and sewn together. The construction is then precisely united with the buttery soft nubuck upper. The result is a glove-like feel that hugs the foot, allowing it to move securely and freely from the outer leather with a slipper-like feel.

Handcrafting Courser luxury sneakers in Italian factory

The Last

The last is an anatomical representation of a foot that provides shoemakers the foundation to build the shoe around. Its form is everything, so we partnered with a venerable Master Last Maker to create unique men’s and women’s lasts. While most athletic shoes sit on lasts for less than 20 minutes, our Uppers marinate on their lasts for 24 hours. A full day ensures a perfect shape and structure. From there, our Hyper-Luxe Uppers are mounted to the Carbon Fiber Insole and the Veloce Bottom.

Innovation

Carbitex carbon fiber plate used in Courser luxury sneakers

Carbitex™ Carbon Fiber Plate

You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep. In that case, consider Carbitex our best and most innovative friend.  Carbitex and its Carbon Fiber Foot Plate is the lifeblood of Courser's extraordinary ride. Carbitex focuses on harnessing carbon fiber's extreme performance in a flexible form.

Carbitex plates exponentially increase stiffness to optimize performance in changing scenarios - no matter the activity. It can offer sneaker-like flexibility when walking and track spike stiffness when running.  It creates all-day stability and comfort underfoot and enables efficient and enhanced organic movement, all with a lightweight characteristic that allows for a sleek and sophisticated profile.