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. 

2014 brought changing production demands, which prompted us to look for an alternative manufacturing partner. Subsequently, 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 remain with the same manufacturing partner today. 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. The long distance comfort offered by Dromarti shoes has made them a proven favorite among randonneurs and ultra distance riders. We are proud sponsors of the Across Andes Race for the second year.

Dromarti HQ is based in 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, 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, France.

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.



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