For over 94 years a unique expertise
Who can afford claiming, in Saint-tropez, that he or she has never heard about the well-known Sandales Tropeziennes, in Saint-Tropez?
For 96 years, the Rondini Family has been making the legendary leather sandals, being Saint-Tropez first-ever sandal cobbler.
Its handmade production, far from following the shoe industrial production, manages to attract people and customers from various places in the world. Robustness and flexibility of the sandals, as well as sobriety and regularity of striped sandals, professionalism of the workshop, all this have made and continue to make the Rondini family by which the sandal arrives...
In 1927, the year his son Serge was born, when he decided to embark upon the production of sandals, offering customers a unique design: the classic Tropezienne sandal, obviously!
Serge grew up and decided to assist his father. No sooner said than done, he wanted to create other designs. First came the Bikini, then the Salomé, which he made for his wife Roseline, then the Serpent, Saint-Pierre, the Capri, the Croisé, and so on...
In 1983, their son Alain made the decision to stay in Saint-Tropez and take up the torch... It's a beautiful profession and he likes the smell of leather as he arrives at the workshop in the morning, as well as meticulously crafting these beautiful sandals. His father was there to teach his knowledge and together, always in a good mood, they had continued their journey...
The business grew and they decided to get some help. Today, a core group of a dozen people work on the manufacture of the sandals. After studying business, his nephew Xavier also joined the team. Today, he handles both production and online sales.
As in the beginning, they still have French leather soles that are oak-bark-tanned for 12 months, a guarantee of solidity, robustness and flexibility. Quality, always quality, to best satisfy those who trust us.
In 2015 the workshop had expanded, but is still attached to the boutique. How could we do without it, if we want to perfectly do our job?
Our team, also confirmed craftsmen and craftwomen, in love with a work well done, allows us to meet the needs of our clients as closely as possible! Need to adjust the straps tension or a repair? Eric, Xavier or Sophie can help! Georges manages the shop and creates beautiful front shop displays, Farah will help you to choose the model that suits you best, Corinne and Imen work in the workshop, arranging, sewing, gluing and assembling the products... So many steps to complete!
It's a real chance to have our production workshop at hand.
However, our customers do not always have the chance to stop by our workshop-boutique. Ten years ago, with the support of the Montpellier communications agency Sweep, our website was launched! Every day, our customers are happy to receive a little piece of our Saint-Tropez craftsmanship at their places, all around the world. Yes, we ship worldwide!
Today, with the help of Alain's daughters Clara, Anaïs and Pauline, we are diving into the world of social networks! And why not? Photos of the workshop and our team? Of the current front shop display? Of a new sandal design? Of our village? We are more and more "connected" with our customers, and it's pretty great!