Ace Marks wasn't created on a whim. It is the product of a lifetime of experience in the luxury footwear business and realizing that it’s broken - men shouldn't have to spend obscene amounts for a handcrafted world-class shoe. So we set out to fix it.
In late 2012 we realized that men had three choices when it came to dress shoes. Buy cheap, poorly made shoes, spend a little more to get a pair with a slight cosmetic upgrade, or spend an uncomfortable amount on a pair from the luxury super powers. If you like to look good, these aren’t good choices.
Harnessing modern technology, we knew that we could get rid of middlemen and their markups to directly deliver a world-class, handcrafted shoe rivaling those of the top luxury brands, all at an attainable price.
So we flew to Italy. We chased leads across the country and found many nice shoes, but we were looking for extraordinary.
We found extraordinary in a small factory owned and operated by a family of 4th generation artisans. Together, we created a bold and beautiful aesthetic, combined with a modern, comfortable sensibility, using only the finest materials and craftsmanship.
After 35,000 miles of travel and many hours touring factories, developing styles, and choosing materials, Ace Marks dress shoes are finally here.
In developing our unique combinations of colors and materials, it was vital to us that ace marks fulfills the needs of the modern gentleman. We created a reasonably priced, cleverly contemporary, utterly luxurious and comfortable dress shoe that makes a lavish powerful statement whether you’re landing your first client or running a Fortune 500 company.
When you receive your first pair of Ace Marks shoes, the quality and comfort will be clear to you.
We are one of a kind. Just like you.