"Mark Albert as a brand has always been a story of heritage, and for me, my heritage is Italian, Hungarian and American. From my roots as a great-grandson of an Italian immigrant shoemaker who lived the American dream, came both my passion for craftsmanship and sourcing from thoughtful manufacturers in support of their workers. We’re proud to introduce a new extension, a nod to our roots, the Italian-Heritage Collection. Built from the ground up and vetted for quality, we are excited to offer footwear valued at $700+ for our direct to consumer cost of under $400. Enjoy."
- Mark Albert Barbera, Founder
My Nonno, Giuseppe Barbera in his Somerset, PA workshop