Latest Range Now Out (MENS):
Stylish, bold, classy, elegant and sporty – Duca del Cosma styles bring a breath of fresh air to golf courses all over the world and our cutting-edge technology for shoes and clothes guarantees top comfort for our most demanding customers.
Sneakers for the golf course, innovative cross-over fashion suitable for sports and business: back in 2004, company founders Antje Elle-Mattiazzo and Baldovino Mattiazzo created a sensational first collection. Since then, year after year, the company has continued to receive design awards whilst continuously extending and developing its collection, always staying true to its convictions.
We have developed shoes of a previously unknown lightness. The amazing technical comfort of our collections provides the basis for your perfect play and Baldovino Mattiazzo’s design has brought the elegance and light-heartedness of Italian dolce vita to the world’s golf courses.
Only a few years after the foundation of the company, Duca del Cosma has become a leading international player. The company has been growing continuously as more and more golfers all over the world rely on Duca del Cosma’s style and technology. Duca del Cosma is now represented in over 30 markets …and counting! (taken from www.ducadelcosma.com)
Technology behind the shoes:
Leather for shoes
Leather is as natural as human skin – the best material for a shoe. However, the quality of the leather is of outmost importance.
Principal selection criteria are:
1. Which animal does the leather come from?
2. Which part of the hide is used?
3. Which tanning process is employed?
Duca del Cosma only processes high-quality calfskin and cowhide leather. Our animals come from Italy, and due to their pore size, we only select hides from smaller animals. When it comes to skin, it‘s a simple choice. Skins have two sides: the outside, which is usually covered with hair, is the more robust grain side, the inner side is the flesh side. For the exterior of our shoes, we only use the more resistant grain side. Most cowhide leather available on the German market is chromium tanned (mineral tanning, in baths). In addition to this, leather intended for Duca del Cosma is submitted to a hydrophobic treatment directly after tanning: the leather is made water-repellent using a chemical procedure, without altering its natural characteristics.
Waterproofness / membrane
A membrane is like a wall separating liquids and gas. Liquids can‘t enter but gas in the form of water vapour (sweat) may escape. Membranes ensure that shoes and clothes are breathable, and this is of utmost importance to Duca del Cosma.
Membranes for shoes
For the interior finishing of Duca del Cosma shoes we use a micro-fibre material with a membrane and waterproof tape sealing. Duca del Cosma employs the Cosmo-hbr membrane, one of the best on the market. We spend a lot of time and money on testing waterproofness and functionality to ensure your feet remain constantly dry, whilst still being able to “breathe”. Even so, the upper leather has to be treated in regular intervals to ensure humidity runs off and does not soak in, so that the leather maintains its suppleness.
Men’s and Women’s Range: