O’Keeffe Story

O’Keeffe fuses Luxury Italian craftsmanship with Irish heritage, creating handsome shoes, handcrafted in small batches with a “ready worn in and hand me down feel”. The brand name is derived from the Gaelic root of the surname “Caoimh” simply meaning “handsome”.

The inspiration harks back to 1920s and 1950s footwear – from the working man to the landed gentry. Should someone look underneath the tongue of the shoe, a motto is dotted across like an inscription inside a ring. A curious crest in Latin, combining the two tongues translates as the O’Keeffe motto “Forti et Fideli Nihil Difficile”, the left one reading “To the brave and faithful”, and the right “Nothing is Difficult”. Who would not face the world with a spring in their step with such poetry quite literally at their feet?

O’Keeffe shoes are made in limited numbers by our team of artisans in Italy.
We will not focus on trends, we will focus on the longevity of the construction and the understated design.

Artisan we may be, but aloof and elitist we are not.

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