Tod's artisanal leather shoes and accessories have become fixtures of modern living. It was in the 1970s when Diego Della Valle, grandson of a cobbler from central Italy, lifted the family firm to international stardom. He introduced a handmade moccasin called Gommino that swapped a regular sole for 133 rubber pebbles. It quickly became the must-have driving shoe of the jet-set elite. Diego still masterminds Tod’s, a name synonymous with Italian elegance.