Italian shoemaking is vanishing. We must save it.
VIAJIYU connects you with the world's best + most elusive shoemaker, the calzolaio, so you can co-create your perfect vegan shoes. Our artisans are guided by centuries of experience. Our handcrafted shoes honor the Italian shoemaker's principles of superior artistry, passion, culture + tradition. Italian shoemakers are known for their creative use of materials, especially textiles. After WWII, when materials were scarce, they even crafted soles from the wheels of discarded military vehicles.