Duca del Cosma was established in 2004 by Baldovino Mattiazzo and Antje Elle. Italian-born Baldovino is a designer from Venice who graduated as one of the best students from the Sarteco fashion School in Florence. Antje was born in Germany and graduated from the renowned Munich School for Fashion Graphic Design.Baldovino and Antje, both passionate golf players, strongly believed that the golf world needed a breath of fresh air: a sophisticated and fashionable touch. An ideal brand name immediately came to mind: “Duca del Cosma”, Italian for Duke of Cosma. Cosma is a traditional Venetian name and has been in use in Baldovino’s family for many generations. Duca del Cosma, a new brand, was born.
Duca del Cosma revolutionises golf fashion and offers the perfect design for a new generation of golfers. Stylish, bold, classy, elegant and sporty – Duca del Cosma styles bring a breath of fresh air to golf courses all over the world and our cutting-edge technology for shoes and clothes guarantees top comfort for even our most demanding customers. Sneakers for the golf course, innovative cross-over fashion suitable for sports and business.
COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMER
In every shoebox distributed worldwide you will find a note with chairman Frank van Wezel’s personal e-mail address. With over 40 years’ shoemaking experience, Frank ensures each customer’s feedback is followed up immediately.
OUR SPORTING HERITAGE
More than 50 years ago, Frank's friends in his squash club seemed to be always complaining about their squash shoes. So he set out on a journey to make great shoes for each sport. The squash shoe developed by Frank's HI-TEC brand in 1974 still makes it into today‘s sports collections and has, in the meantime, sold no less than 23 million pairs worldwide.
At the same time, he had developed great golf shoes for world-class golf stars like Ian Woosnam, Padraig Harrington, Tony Jacklin, Laura Davis etc. In his continuous quest to improve he came across the beautiful collection of Duca del Cosma and decided to acquire this brand which would provide golfers with state of the art styling and fit.
Duca del Cosma has been awarded countless prizes for new breakthrough designs. ‘The Italian Golf Evolution’ designs and the spikeless golf shoe with its non-slip outsole, which could be worn on the golf course but looked stylish off the course as well, proved to be a real winner.
To produce excellent shoes worthy of the Duca del Cosma name we only use leather from the very best tanneries, superior constructions, soft linings, and outsoles from durable rubber compounds. We combine this with great attention to detail, first-class real cotton shoelaces, and trendy colours to make an outstanding product.
We always want to remain at the forefront of fashion and technology.
So far, the brand is available in 48 countries through over 400 official dealers. As we continue to grow we want to ensure that our shoes are easily available to golfers worldwide, both in stores and online.
Let us all enjoy Duca del Cosma, the Italian Golf Evolution.If you have any suggestions, feel free to email me directly!
Frank van Wezel,