Gabriele Gmeiner : an artisan who still make shoes from A to Z by hand. Gabriele came from Austria fifteen years ago to live in Venice, after studying in London and Paris (John Lobb & Hermes) and since 2003 she creates bespoke luxury shoes for her clients. Based in Campiello del Sol, Gabriele takes up to 80 hours to make a pair of shoes. "They must fit perfectly, like a pair of gloves" A pair of shoes cost from £2500 up to £5000. These are a piece of art more than a pair of shoes.