Neil J. Rodgers
Neil J. Rodgers makes chic, quietly modern footwear and accessories, crafted by hand in Italy.
Launched in 2015, Neil J. Rodgers is committed to the design and production of truly superior, environmentally mindful, luxury footwear delivered to you at a mid market price. All of the brand's shoes are handmade in Italy in three family run factories that also produce for other, rather more established, premium luxury brands. Neil J. Rodgers uses only the highest quality, locally sourced leathers and components. Their shoes are handmade the old way by skilled craftspeople with knowledge and skills handed down from generation to generation. Neil personally visits all three factories regularly and is always happy to see the same friendly, familiar faces year after year. The suede, leathers and components that the brand uses are all produced locally or in the neighboring regions of the factories. In addition to maintaining the highest quality of raw materials used, the brand is constantly mindful of how they can improve and reduce the impact their production has on the local environment. Neil. J Rodgers presents a highest quality luxury product at a medium quality price. That's the deal. They are able to do this as they only sell directly via their site and occasional brand operated pop up locations. They no longer sell via traditional wholesale retailers (department stores); this has meant that they no longer have to include their inflated mark ups (which are typically 250% to 280%) and are able to pass this saving directly on to you.
Founder Neil J. Rodger is a former stylist to many of Hollywood's biggest stars. He launched his namesake brand with a red carpet shoe collection that drew praise for their comfortable heels.