Paolo Scafora

Paolo Scafora Art. 638 Suede Penny Loafers In Reversed Construction

$775 $969

The Paolo Scafora Art. 638 Penny Loafers is a GMTO Collaboration from Paolo Scafora x The Noble Shoe. Made in Dark Brown Suede with a special reversed moccasin construction.

The "Reversed" (Moccasin) Construction is built by making the uppers on the reverse side, sewing the sole and then turning them inside out. It is an extremely flexible, pliable and comfortable construction further reinforced by the best suede leather in the world.

REMINDER: This is a Crowdfunder and Pre-Order. If we reach the goal (in this case 2 Pairs) it will go in production. Delivery is usually 3-4 months and should be around May/June 2023. Of course, if we do not reach the goal you will get a Full Refund.

  • Brand: Paolo Scafora
  • Style: Penny Loafers
  • Construction: Reversed Moccasin
  • Leather: Dark Brown Suede
  • Sole: Special Embossed Leather
  • Last: Rov
  • Made In: 100% Handmade in Italy

The ROV Last is a true to size fitting last perfect for the reversed construction and summer loafers. Take your usual UK size or 1 Full Size from your regular US Dress Shoes.

Example: A UK 8 in Carmina Rain or US 9D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenue would take a UK 8 in this model and last.

This Model generally does not qualify for returns and exchanges since it is a GMTO Custom Shoe. At times where we carry limited stock however it is possible to return and exchange.

For an in-depth overview of our return & refund policy please refer to this page.

We are available at all times for any questions via the live chat or email at

Know Your Lasts
Last ROV

Last ROV: A beautiful almond shaped last developed for moccasins and loafers by Paolo Scafora. It runs a little bit more spacious at the instep and forefoot with a gently elongated shape. It has a smart and modern profile and accentuates features such as hand-stitched aprons.

History, Right Under Your Feet

Every shoe that comes out of the Paolo Scafora Workshop comes with the family crest embossed in the leather sole.

A stunning detail like no other, which tells the brand's deep and rich history.

For Made To Order Shoes, the sole can even be customized or recolored to your specification.

The Noble Shoe Is Not Just A Shop, It Is An Experience

At The Noble Shoe, you will receive an unparalleled level of VIP Customer Service & Support.

We are not just salesmen, but instead have studied Traditional Bespoke Shoemaking and can answer all your technical questions.

We work with the best, family owned factories all over Europe to produce the best shoes possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Leathers Do You Use?

The Noble Shoe works with the best tanneries in the world and only uses Full Grain Leather. All our exotics are ethically sourced and come with the appropriate CITES Certification.

Some of the tanneries we work with are:

  • D'annonay
  • Du Puy
  • Charles F. Stead
  • Horween
  • Zonta
  • Ilcea
  • Weinheimer

Can Your Shoes Be Resoled?

The Construction of the shoe is one of it's most important aspects.

At The Noble Shoe we use a variety of constructions that depend on the design and intention of the shoes.

Regardless of the construction, all of our shoes are recraftable and resoleable. We can also offer recrafting at the original factory to ensure the best hands work on your pair.

Most of our shoes use the following constructions:

  • Goodyear Welted
  • Premium Blake Stitched
  • Handwelted
  • Chained Norwegian Stitched

If you have specific questions about a shoe, don't hesitate to email us.

How Do I Find My Sizing?

Finding your sizing in a new brand can be tricky, however we are experts in this field due to our extensive knowledge of most brands.

To find your size, you would need to use (or provide us with) your average dress shoe size.

The next step would be to look at the description and sizing advice of the shoes you are looking at. Many of our shoes have generous sizing and require half a size down.

Each shoe has an individual sizing advice tab in its description, or you can even refer to our in-depth guide. We strongly recommend that you email us or use the live chat function for advice.

Measurements, Brannock Devices and Sneakers do not help. Sneakers are wildly inconsistent, while measurements and tracings are required for Bespoke and Made To Measure items.

What Is Your Return Policy?

The Noble Shoe has a very flexible 14 Days Return Period for items in stock.

Very often, we travel or something happens with our lives and we forget. As long as it is within reason, we will not refuse a return due to the time.

To return a pair of shoes, they need to be in excellent condition without signs of wear and creasing and with all the original accessories and packaging. We strive to provide high end quality items and care for the experience that the next person will have.

For verification, we will ask you for 1-2 pictures to showcase the condition of the uppers and the sole and then we can proceed with your return.

For returns or exchanges, we charge a one time fee equal to the shipping label cost which is usually around $40 USD.

Custom Made Items (Single MTO, Patina Service, Group Made To Order) from Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafe, Paolo Scafora, Crockett & Jones and items on clearance are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded.

All shoes are quality controlled before shipping, but if something happens or you notice a defect, we consider it our duty to help you and resolve the issues.

For a detailed guide on our return policy please refer here.

Are You Really A Shoemaker?

The Noble Shoe is not about sales, but passion.

When I started this brand, I loved shoes and my dream was to become a Bespoke Shoemaker.

I studied Bespoke Shoemaking at one of the best schools in the world: Stefano Bemer Bespoke in Florence (Italy).

A fully handmade shoe can take anywhere between 60-100 hours to produce, with the true definition of handmade and tradition.

Understanding what goes into a shoe and why is a key element to reply to all your technical questions.

There are very few remaining online stores that have the competence and knowledge that The Noble Shoe has.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ogedi Iworisha
Excellent Shoes

These shoes very well constructed and contour well to the feet. I didn’t expect anything less from Paolo Scafora. The prompt response from the Noble shoe team helped guide me in terms of getting my size since I had never owned a Paolo Scafora shoe.

Rich Von Stetten

While I haven't worn the shoes much yet, the care taken to make these are very evident. High quality and worth every penny!


This is without a doubt the most wonderful and sublime shoe I ever had. I already own a Paolo Scafora model (the split-toe Norwegian), but these loafers are bliss. My regular size, UK 9, fits perfectly (despite my high instep). Actually I'm more into moccasins than loafers, and much more into round than almond shapes... But these artisanal gems are real taste-changers. Sincere thanks to Kostas & The Noble Shoe for making these available.