Heschung leaving the mark
Their footwear has become instantly recognisable thanks to the reverse welt used to secure the sole of the shoe to the outer layer. Not only is this detail iconic, but it reveals something of the craftsmanship behind the shoe.
As well as being decorative, this sort of stitching adds an extra layer of waterproof protection. The design does not compromise practicality. This stitch is a key reason why Heschung footwear is so versatile.
The brand is also known for the quality of materials they use. Many of their styles are made using anilcalf leather, a special sort of leather made from calves reared in France that only ever fed on their mother’s milk. It is a full-grain, aniline leather, meaning it’s of the best quality available.
Heschung’s shoes are soaked in the craftsmanship of each generation of the company, as well as the artisans who now work in their factories nearby the Heschung family home.
A variety of Heschung’s styles at HANSEN
Each of Heschung’s styles is distinctive in its own way. At Hansen, we stock Heschung’s timeless designs, those which have gone unchanged for generations.
First is our bestseller pair, the Heschung Crocus in classic black. This reverse-welted derby style shoe is truly versatile. The welt is mounted on a profiled rubber sole, making these resistant to any weather and perfect for any occasion.
As mentioned, these are Heschung Derby shoes, meaning they have open lacing. This makes them the best choice for people with the higher instep or those who prefer having more freedom for movement in the shoes.
The Heschung Catalpa in hazelnut is the next style from this French shoe brand’s collection that we stock. Just like the Crocus, this shoe style allows the wearer to adjust the laces to the shape of their foot, making them highly comfortable. The full-grain calf leather also helps the shoes mould around the foot, thanks to how supple it is.
From low-top to high-top
Next, we have the Heschung Hetre boots in black. This style references traditional hiking boots by using metal hooks and eyelets to thread the laces through. The rubber sole and reverse welt stitching make the Heschung boots suitable for walking on all terrains.
Finally, we have the Heschung Ginkgo Boot. This style allows for a tad more flamboyance than the other shoes we stock.
The Ginkgo also uses hiking-boot-style hooks to tie the laces, though features a panelled canvas area, rather than being all leather. As a result, the Ginkgo makes use of bi-materials, the combinations of materials changing depending on which leathers are going to be spare.
This design also features split-toe detailing, which adds another flash of personality to the boots. They are distinctive and timeless, a bold combination!
Why do we love Heschung so much?
If you were looking for a Heschung review, then look no further. These leather shoes are perfect for all occasions and will stay with you forever. Thanks to the quality of leather used, the shoes develop a patina as they are worn, meaning you get to see how they change and develop over time.
Moreover, the price is equivalent to the service and quality of the product. There are many brands on the market, but none of them creates as much value when it comes to footwear as Heschung does.
They are classic men's shoes, made in France, and by French shoe designers. You can get your French shoes online from Hansen. We have curated a wonderful collection of shoes from Heschung which is as versatile as possible.
If you like the look of Heschung, we have a full manufacturers list that we stock on our website which is of a similar style and compelling price. Shipping depends on the country, but in general, the postal service is ready to deliver the order from all the brands.
Frequently asked questions about Heschung
How should I maintain my Heschung shoes?
As Heschung shoes are made of the highest quality, traditionally-treated leather, it’s important to follow a shoe care guide. This way, your shoes will only get better and mature with age.
Start by placing a shoe tree inside each shoe. Clean away surface dirt with a damp cloth before applying polish with a brush. Always match the polish shade to the shade of your footwear. Next, use a damp, lightweight, cotton cloth to apply polish to the upper layer in circular motions. Leave the shoes to dry. For the final touch, use a buffing cloth made of wool or nylon to shine your shoes.
Heschung also recommends that you don’t wear their shoes two days in a row. If you want to maintain the suppleness of the leather, it’s best not to let the shoes spend too much time in humid environments. Instead, always store your shoes with a shoe tree inside, away from heat sources.
How does Heschung sizing compare to other brands?
Some find Heschung shoes a little longer than standard sizing so it may be wise to size down. If you’d like to try on a pair of shoes, we stock them in our store.
What other designs does Heschung stock?
On our online store, we stock Heschung’s classic designs - their boots and derby shoes. There are, however, several other styles that are available directly from Heschung.
Their designs include the Heschung Thuya, Heschung Chukka, Heschung Ebene, and Heschung Orme. There are also Heschung sneakers for a traditional take on casual shoes.
Are any Heschung products made outside of France?
Heschung is a french footwear manufacturer which now employs a workforce of more than 175 people. Over one hundred of these people live in France, leaving a small majority who live elsewhere. The remaining are a group of specially-selected craftspeople in Tuscany who use their own generations of knowledge to create certain ladies’ products.
Heschung is very proud of the skill and commitment of its employees and puts the brand’s reputation down to them.