The company that produces Astorflex can trace its history centuries back in the local shoe manufacturing traditions of Mantona, Italy. Astorflex was named by Alfredo Travenzoli while running the business with his brother Bettino. They carried on the business from their father Daniele and of their grandfather Ferdinando. The business is now owned and run by Fabio Travenzoli, his son.

At the beginning of the 19th century, in Castel D’ario (Mantova) where their first shoe factory was set up, there were lots of small, family-run workshops that produced handmade footwear with leather uppers annd wooden soles. After the first world war, at the outset of industrialisation, the small “Fratelli Travenzoli” concern started to produce different types of footwear using the “Ideal” method (outer stitching along the edge of the sole).
This is the method they have, so successfully, focused on since 1984.

The lining and insoles are in vegetable-tanned calf leather, obtained by soaking the leather in a mixture of water and powdered oak bark and mimosa, without using dyes or colour finishes.
This process makes the leather healthier, hipoallergenic and guarantees greater sweat absortion for dry, odourless feet. Most of their soles are in natural rubber consisting in coagulated latex from the rubber tree (hevea brasilianis). The various shoe parts are assembled using water-based adhesives

Fabio Travenzoli personally supervises the company production process that now also includes new manufacturing methods implemented with a responsible, transparent and, as far as possible, sustainable approach ongoing research into new materials and the study/design of ever-topical models now also involve the collaboration of famous designers.
All their models are designed and developed to be comfortable, above all they are flexible, soft and quickly adapt to the user’s feet. They employ italian leather for the upper shoe, in particular leather from master tanneries in tuscany.