It was after returning from a trip to the USA that Mario Bertulli decided to create his own brand of shoes. In 1972, he launched the first pair of height increasing shoes, capable of raising a man’s stature from 5 to 10 cm, without an apparent high heel. These handcrafted shoes, made in Italy by Mario Bertulli himself, met with great success. Men are won over by the concept: an elevator shoe, which helps you gain several centimeters, in complete discretion.
Heir to a dynasty of shoemakers, Mario Bertulli was born with precious family know-how passed down for 3 generations. Inventor of the elevator shoe, the man from Brescia in Italy has become famous thanks to his innovative concept and the quality of his hand-made designs. With the business continued by his two daughters, the Bertulli tradition is today more alive than ever, and the genius of the man "with a crooked shoemaker's thumb" is now known by more than 300,000 satisfied customers around the world.
A Mario Bertulli museum has even been opened in his honour: it is in Brescia, Italy, where the whole story of his height increasing shoes began. So if you’re looking for what to do in Brescia, look no further: you can visit and admire the collector's items, famous original creations of the talented master shoemaker, and discover the fascinating adventures of Mario Bertulli.
292 Via Sant'Orsola
25135 Brescia BS
A place renowned for the latest trends, it is in Monaco that Mario Bertulli has chosen to open its first showroom for men.