Dromarti Race leather road cycling shoe

Our Story

Our story begins in 2009 with a fruitless search for a classically styled leather cycling shoe with clipless pedal compatibility. A search which lead to a renowned Italian manufacturer, and the birth of the Dromarti brand.

Dromarti's main focus will always be classically styled, handmade leather cycling shoes, but we occasionally commission limited editions of exclusive products which complement the brand. 

Dromarti Road Frame

Dromarti Casting Detail 

Our original shoe manufacturer based on the Adriatic coast provided us with some great shoes, but Irregularity of supply prompted us to look for an alternative manufacturing partner.  In 2014 all shoe production was moved to Taiwan; a move which exceed our expectations.  Widely regarded by the global cycle industry as the world leader in high quality manufacture, it certainly shows in the final product. The quality, craftsmanship and finish of our shoes are simply outstanding.

We are fortunate to have been able to exhibit at various international shows over the years, including the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and to have been extremely well received by the quality cycling media. Dromarti shoes have even been the chosen footwear of a certain ex world tour pro!

The ultimate comfort offered by Dromarti shoes has made them a proven favorite among high mileage and ultra distance riders. Some of whom we have been very proud to sponsor.

Dromarti Paris Brest Paris

Our Team

Dromarti HQ is based on the Isle of Wight (a small island in the English Channel), and is run by a team of one - Me!  I'm a life-long cyclist and ride around 6000 miles a year, mainly in the UK, but with the occasional continental trip.

I took over the brand in October 2018 and personally answer every email, process every order, manage the supply chain, design the website etc..  We're a tiny business, so every follow on social media or mention on a forum really has a hugely positive impact on us - Thanks and please keep up the good work!

You can email me on mark@dromarti.com, and If you want to put a face to the brand, here's a recent photo of me suffering on the upper slopes of Mont Ventoux.

Mark. Ventoux

Our Shoes

The finest Road and Gravel shoes on the planet.

Handmade using only full grain leather uppers.  Natural Leather is a truly wonderful material. Luxurious, resilient, highly breathable, ductile and thermally insulating. No other material is able to shape to your foot quite like leather, providing the ultimate in comfort and security.

Full length panels are a feature of our shoes, adding strength and comfort.  We double stitch all stressed areas for durability. The tongues and collars are fully padded for comfort and the shoes are calfskin lined for added luxury.

Waxed cotton laces prevent slip and allow lace tension to remain where you set it.

As a finishing touch each shoe is embossed with the Dromarti legend.

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Our Values

Cycling is our number one passion.

We are driven to offer exceptional customer service.

Our primary focus is to provide a classic, handmade alternative for the cyclist who sees beyond the lighter, stiffer, faster hype, and is instead led by quality, substance and timeless style.

 

Brand Ambassadors

If you have similar values to ours and a genuine passion and ability to promote the Dromarti brand, we’d love to hear from you.

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