Every journey begins with a first step, and I took mine in February 2010 by taking over the shoe brand ’Le stelle calzature’.
After the first collections in continuity with the elegant and feminine models of ’Le stelle’, customization began. I wanted my line that expressed more than a shoe, that represented a journey of emotions to wear.
Starting in 2013, the change arrived that led me towards research into materials in order to guarantee maximum comfort on every occasion, to give women’s feet elegance and style without losing comfort and relaxation.
In 2016, 1725.a was born, my line for an active woman who does not want to give in to compromises, where research and style mix with emotions and feelings.
In 2018 I launched Estelle a collection of elegance with the comfort and research of 1725.a
Where materials are able to give emotions just by touch.
Where a shoe is the thought of an event, or a journey that begins by wearing it for the first time, smelling the real leather handcrafted in Italy.
Brand new, aggressive and totally exclusive ... is the new line signed 2Star! A brand dedicated to all lovers of fashion, who live their lives intensely, as protagonists, enjoying every opportunity and making it special ... just like in a movie. 2star is the symbol of a generation that colors with enthusiasm even the most boring days, which does not put off until tomorrow and focuses attention on the freedom to express themselves, to be, to appear, to become star of his own life. The brand signs a collection of adult and kid shoes made in an unmistakable style that plays on the character of the vintage, with stone washed effects, mixing to a metropolitan and rock mood, in order to result innovative and attractive. All woman products by 2STAR
More than 40 years of solid experience acquired in shoes sector. The strong synergy among all the firm area, and last but not least the big determination to transform every single product in a creation, by reason of the workmanship and details regard, the choose of the most precious materials and the unflagging stylistic research, permitted the evolution of the firm which has became a world-famous reality. The Alberto Fermani collection evokes pictures of a new female. Explicit. Determined. Forever captured in the forms inclined to romanticism more conceptual, slightly bohéme that evokes soft atmospheres. The Alberto Fermani’s femininity collections materialize in rounded, precised and faultless forms. Fashion shoes made in italy.
All woman products by ALBERTO FERMANI
In 2000 the passion and know-how of Leonello Calvani and Patrick Ithier two of the sectors prominent professional figures - come together to create ASH: their combined experience in the fileds of commerce and design give rise to a product in which clear ideas are aligned to and contemporany content. This professional association gives Calvani and Ithier free regin in the expression of their respective countries’ best charateristics and creates a particular Italo French style. On the one hand Made in Italy, quality and the tradition of the great Italian tanneries, on the other, French allure, the ’ creatin je ne sais quoi ’ which trasform everything it touches into fashion.
The philosophy of the brand ASH has two fundamental cornestores: selective distribution and competitive retail price, to better follow the demands of a chenning market in costant quest of self-renewal. The ASH world is multifaced: glamours and ironic, suitable for any age is dedicated to the men and women who travel trought the world’s capitals, alway aware of lates trends but withour sharing in the mania of standardizaton.
The ASH retail policy is geared towards developing a network monobrand stores. Fashion handmade shoes made in Italy.
All woman products by ASH
Design, Originality and Elegance for original women, values of Audley.
Audley strengthens as a company based on solid values that has made the brand since its inception. Values associated with a natural woman that seeks originality in dress. Elegance, Exclusivity and Originality; Audley values achieved in all his designs. Shoes loaded with personality.
Audley Shoes Collections are areas of authenticity, originality, independence and evolving. Each season, Audley offers women a particular vision of fashion and footwear showing a unique style that stands out sharply in a world increasingly uniform and impersonal.
Intellectual and actual designs. Quality, elegance, naturalness, personality; values that differentiate our work, the essence of Audley shoes. Audley is sticking to the Bauhaus model that has always characterized the brand that combines design, quality and naturalness in a shoe created by and for women.
All woman products by AUDLEY
DESIGNED FOR YOUR STILE The 1970s was a decade unlike any other. From tie-dye-wearing hippies to leather-clad punks to sequin-clad disco dancers, the 70s brought far-flung fashion together as no other decade could. During an era filled with social movements, political turmoil, and technological innovation, fashion, music, and cinema offered a much-needed escape from the chaos of everyday life.
BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE The goal of Back70 is to let you feel stylish and comfortable everyday. Independently by your outfit, Back70 will drive you through your daily adventuries.
FREE TO CREATE At the beginning of 70’s accessories were less of an importance during this time, but a very desirable accessory included sneakers. Back70 brings back these feelings by proposing a new remarkable sneaker from the ashes of the past to the verstatility of the future.
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Bagllerina’s History This is not the first entrepreneurial experience for Christine Natkin. After 20 years of managing her eponymous company of Press Relations & Communication, Natkin Press, and through her experience in the corporate world as well as her many travels, Christine had a revelation: women are always in a hurry and have to manage both their professional and personal lives. With this observation, a problem arises: how can they stay feminine in all circumstances?
Thus, having identified this simple but real issue, Christine, passionate and elegant, launched in January 2011 a product faithful to her image, Bagllerina. Her idea is to think of different fashion accessories that transform the lives of women in a very effective formula combining comfort, simplicity, elegance and well-being.
«The idea of “Bagllerina’ is born of a lack. How can I simplify the daily lives of women by creating a useful, beautiful and comfortable accessory? Outside, an accessory that slips into your bag and simply replaces your shoes whilst being elegant. Inside, a nice accessory that is a pleasure to wear and show. Bagllerina is something that we own, a well-being element taking part of our secret garden. »
Christine Natkin plans to develop other ranges of accessories... Bagllerina still has some nice surprises in store!
Bagllerina Concept’s The Bagllerina are the essential of your wardrobe. Fold them in their leather pouch, slip them into your handbag ... and you’re ready to start your day peacefully.
Bagllerina is the first foldable ballerina made entirely of leather. The brand offers a wide selection of high quality ballerinas, easy to carry thanks both to their size and their weight. This smart accessory is made up of a pair of foldable leather ballerinas, a leather pouch and a nylon bag in which the taken off shoes are kept. They fold in half to help women in any daily situation, eliminating all worries related to comfort.
To satisfy all customers, Bagllerina proposes three different shapes. The Daily is the most classic and covers an important part of the foot, the Gorgeous, more modern, reveals a little more the foot. And at last, the Liberty is a model without a lace around the ledge, for a simple but effective style.
All woman products by BAGLLERINA
Made in Italy around the world but starting in Tuscany – in Tosco Romagnola Street number 40 in Montopoli Val D’Arno near Pisa to be exact, that’s where the shoe factory “Ballerina” produces its new brand of footwear – “Beautiful Streets”.
Since 1989 Claudio and Michele have been designing and selling shoes of all colours, shapes and sizes. In 2016 they decided to create a new brand and named it “Beautiful Streets”- what better way to express 23 years of experience in the sector.
For fashion enthusiasts, the name “Beautiful Streets” will immediately bring shopping to mind …. a name that bodes well for the many women who will stroll the streets of the world in search of “Beautiful Streets” footwear.
The challenge taken on by the Tuscan manufacturers is to underline femininity in its classic styles – glamorous and essential at the same time.
Each shoe style is distinctive with fine details without neglecting comfort in every step taken by those wearing “Beautiful Streets “. Thick – but light soles, hand brushed leather making every pair sold – unique. Hide and rubber embellishing the most hidden components.
DIRK BIKKEMBERGS, THE FASHION DESIGNER Dirk Bikkembergs is the Belgian designer and the brand that finds inspiration in the union between the sensuality of fashion and the strength of sport.
He is known as one of the “Antwerp Six”, a group of avant-garde fashion designers who graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts. His notoriety began in 2987 when he presented his first collection at the British Designer Show in London. It was provocative, innovative and energetic.
His entire career has been dedicated to fashion for the modern man, who in his vision, is strong, healthy and virile. The proverb “Mens Sana in Corpore Sano” represents the creative vision which guides the entire work of Dirk Bikkembergs.
THE UNION OF FASHION AND SPORT “Sport in general, and football in particular, represent the language of a genuine and positive way of life”
When Dirk Bikkembergs staged his catwalk show in the San Siro Stadium, an exciting confrontation between the exclusivity of fashion and the universality of football created a new type of tailored sportswear; Sport Couture.
Team-spirit fuels the energy for the atelier/maison and the collections are inspired by sport’s continuous demands on the physical body and the determination for perfection.
All woman products by BIKKEMBERGS
With more than 230 years of experience in the fine art of shoemaking, and with the knowledge we have gathered in the traditional way from one generation to the next, we can guarantee to you that our shoes exhibit the finest workmanship and are of the utmost quality.
BIRKENSTOCK remains a family company, maintaining these traditions up to this day.
BIRKENSTOCK represents not only top-end products manufactured with close attention to detail and a high proportion of manual work; there are many other positive factors involved in our company which emerge not least in the quality of our brand. Ecofriendly production and the use of select, high-grade and therefore long-lasting materials all helps to protect nature’s environment. Our workforce is committed and highly motivated, which is part of what satisfies our customers throughout the world. By maintaining a total of ten locations in Germany and continuously developing our production processes, we also support Germany as a location for our operations. BIRKENSTOCK products are, and will remain – from the buckles all the way to the sole.
Of course BIRKENSTOCK moves with the times. We are continuously developing our products in order to keep pace with our customers’ high standards. New manufacturing processes aided by the latest technologies and the development of new materials and attractive models all form the foundation for this. In this way we will be able to offer you unique quality and unmatched comfort, walking and standing, today and tomorrow – you can rely on it.
All woman products by BIRKENSTOCK
Blick. Ties stand on its own. We offer narrow ones in 5.5cm and 7.5cm. The designs and finishings are not commonplace, but for everyday use. Fashion for men with taste. These are always limited to 100 pieces, only italian fabrics and always with a special inner lining. In addition, we also have a great bow-ties, to self-tie them or buy them already pre-tied, depending on the customer’s taste. Next to that, we offer handkerchiefs and selected men’s jewelry. Browse a bit and be convinced of our wide range. As a second brand itself Eremitage has also very well established in the market. Here the designs are more classic, but here come rare specialties like grenadine or circular knitting Ties are used. Something for everyone.
All woman products by BLICK
Enter the world of Bottega dell’Artigiano, an Italian footwear brand that since 1997 has been synonymous with elegance, originality and craftsmanship.
We have built our brand on these values. We have worked to unite fashion trends and glam with craftsmanship to give you a taste of our love and attention to creating handmade shoes.
Each sandal is hand crafted down to the smallest detail. Soft high quality leather gives the pleasure of wearing original comfortable shoes where simplicity meets refinement in a mix of ever new shapes and colors.
We create small works of art which range from warm summer colors to the elegance of black, not to mention sneakers and platforms, suitable for every occasion from leisure to important events, combining a wide variety of models with the precision and comfort of a product which is hand-made in Italy.
All woman products by BOTTEGA DELL’ARTIGIANO
Bruglia shoe factory began its production of hand made women shoes of medium-high level in 1984.
Three young brothers decided to create a small company which during the past years has always worked very seriously, trying to satisfy their clients requests. The company has now grown and is spread all over the national and international market with more than 200 outlets in the best shoe shops. We offer a wide range of women shoes of medium-high level: real hand sewn moccasins, court shoes of different heel heights also in goodyear construction, classic shoes, english style shoes, sandals, ankle length to knee length boots. We also provide a Luxury Line of valuable evening shoes and sandals embellished by real Swarovski rhinestones and other stones. Bruglia shoe factory has also decided to follow an all made-in-Italy market policy. This means that we use only Italian leathers and raw materials of first quality, and that all manufacturing processes are accomplished in Italy We control the whole process in our newly built plant in Recanati, thus obtaining the best results in the footwear business which is surely a surplus value given to our products.
Our company is characterized by a constant design and production research which means style, attention to details, elegance and comfort of our footwear.
All woman products by BRUGLIA
Campomaggi is the scent of leather, absolute protagonist of each collection, it is the ability of working hands, it is the old and noble art of craftsmanship. Driven by the idea of creating bags and accessories that mirror his philosophy, Marco Campomaggi thinks, dreams and designs collections which combine the ancient art of treating leather with creativity, precision and painstaking care in craftsmanship. Each Campomaggi bag tells a story.Accuracy, care, attention and dedication are fundamental ingredients when creating the first prototype of each new model: a very delicate phase, the first step in transforming an idea into something tangible.
The human ingredient is undoubtedly the soul of the Campomaggi brand. From the stitching to the finishing process, hands transfer on each bag the passion and emotions of those who touch, work and create them, leaving a sign and defining their history and final aspect. Campomaggi bags are created through a very thorough process: each piece is dyed in barrels containing specially chosen vegetable dyes. The vintage look of each bag is the result of the so-called ’piece-dying’ technique and of an extensive research, where nothing is left to chance.
All woman products by CAMPOMAGGI
To all women who get in and out of the metro, bus or lift... always in a hurry. To all women who are running to pursue their dreams and commitments. To all women who do not take themselves way too seriously, even if they consider style a serious thing. To the hyper-connected who don’t want to give up their autonomy. We will give them the opportunity to do many things with the same accessory, the comfort of thinking that they did not have to change at every situation. We will give them a fair mix that should always work, in a simple way. Because we believe that femininity comes out from one’s way of being and from the way of living. We will create contemporary accessories, in balance between desire and reality, capturing our inspiration for the future by creating pieces that will help women feeling more special.
All woman products by CARMENS
The story of the brand goes back to 1993 with the foundation of the mother company, “Always Shoes” that Paulo Martins has opened in Portugal to give creative and production support to famous international fashion companies in the shoemaking business.
Ten years later Paulo Martins with a profound know-how and experience decides to create a handcrafted and creative brand as a result of the growing demand of a brand with a strong personality and its own identity. So on the 17th September 2003 was born the brand “Catarina Martins”: a name chosen because it belonged to well-known personalities throughout history, but above all, Catarina has a great personal significance because it is the same name Paulo Martins gave his daughter.
With a small team, young and dynamic, with a dedication and loyalty, and alongside the partners and representatives, who Paulo Martins likes to call “Friends”, the brand has grown with a surprising speed. The company that initially started with only two people today has turned into a group of 14 professionals with a turnover of 15 million euros.
The product “Catarina Martins” is distributed in the mid- high range of shops in France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Greece, Japan and Portugal. Nowadays its major market is Italy, where demand, quality and design are prevailing factors to stand out from other shoe brands.
The company is a regular participant at the main international fairs and venues, such as the GDS in Düsseldorf, the MICAM in Milan, the CPM in Moscow, the Première Classe in Paris or the PREMIUM in Berlin.
This collection that is made for a woman with a jovial spirit, dynamic, that appreciates quality, fashion and comfort is conceived with selected raw materials and handcrafted with utmost dedication and care. That is why every item is unique and bears the label “SHOES MADE IN REGION OF OPORTO (PORTUGAL)”. This is a tribute to the region and the people who produce these shoes.
Catarina Martins is above all a united team with an unusual collaborative spirit that personifies the brand’s philosophy/slogan “Life is too short to take a nap”.
Born from a small company, develops and specializes in Padua immediately in the field of women’s shoes medium to high.
The extraordinary passion and experience of those who began the project, joined the meeting with a partner of the Italian footwear, gave the line a strong vintage inspired, designed particularly as a service to clothing stores who wish to research a product to be attached to their collections.
Chie Mihara launched her shoe line in Elda, Spain, in January 2002 in order to offer women something different, footwear designed by woman for women, with a priority placed on design and comfort. ’we’re mothers, working women, active women!’ she said, ’and we should have shoes that match our needs. We want to look femenine, beautiful, attractive but without giving up comfort’. Drawing on vintage influences ranging from 1930s feminity to 1980s humor, she began taking details from the past and reworking them to reflect contemporary esthetics and modern fashion. Her distinctive footwear quickly gained a following devoted to Chie’s unique approach to comfort and style.
Chie Mihara has now over 1000 clients worldwide, including luxury department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in the U.S.A, Selfridges in England, Isetan in Japan, and Le Bon Marché in Paris.
All woman products by CHIE MIHARA
From contemporary looks inspired by the catwalk to the shoemaker’s craft, perfected over time, one name says it all: Clarks. As the world number one in ’everyday footwear’, we design, innovate, manufacture and sell more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year.
Founded in 1825 by brothers Cyrus and James, Clarks is still a privately owned business and based in our birthplace of Street, Somerset, UK. Today we are a global business, selling shoes in over 35 countries around the world.
While we continue to grow and innovate, we never lose sight of the values that have made us the business we are today – treating our customers, partners, suppliers and each other with honesty, integrity and respect.
All woman products by CLARKS ORIGINALS
Inspired by the French word for poppy flower, the Coclico footwear collection is a fresh and unique composition of style and colors.
Timeless beauty and originality are the focus of Sandra Canselier, the creator of Coclico. Born and raised in Brittany, France, her father, grandfather and great grandfather were shoemakers. Sandra has carried on this family tradition, and reshaped it to reflect her distinct sensibilities.
At the age of twenty-two, Sandra arrived in New York City. She began modestly, taking odd jobs and plenty of risks. Her footwear collection launched in 2000, introducing new designs to the American market. Building on each seasons success, a Coclico boutique opened on Mott Street in the thriving Nolita neighborhood. All woman products by COCLICO
The shoes factory, was established in 1926, originally e smart workshop, in the ald center of Napules.A few years later it moved to new pwermises, which today are used as storehouses. Those where pioneering years for the shoe sector, which was entirely based on creativity and skill of individual. The founder of the company, Luigi Della Pia starter hand made production of about 18 pairs day. The company didn’t stop growing after it’s founder death in 1937, but it did because of the war, which caused the factory to stop production altogether from 1942 to 1945. At the end of the war the Della Pia family roller up their sleeves and starter again with renewed enthusiasm. The shoe factory remained a family workshopuntil 1984. 1985, with the new generation of the family entering the management, marked a turning point in the company history.The tree brother Luigi, Pasquale and Giovanni Della Pia, together with their father Antonio, complement the extraordinary technical skill inherited by their parents whith modern manufacturing techniques and new commercial stategies. Fashion handmade shoes made in Italy
All woman products by DEI MILLE
Toghether with the top champions we have made our contribution to writing the most exciting pages in sports history: With our heritage collection we have given shape to those memories, evoking extraordinary victoriesand phenomenal feats. The charm of this line ispired by the models produced in the 70s and 80s goes beyound their style, the colours, treatments and materials used. With its retro style, colour, treatments and material, this line inspired by 70s and 80s models evokes the shoes tath left their mark in the history of sport. All woman products by DIADORA heritage
Duca D’ascalona is an italian brand of shoes and accesories hand-made The project born in 2006 in an innovative studio of Civitanova Marche
The knowledge and the experience are passed down from generations. Duca D’ascalona creations are elegant and contemporary, with a unmistakable design whose key features are the quality of materials, comfort and the utmost care in crafting. All woman products by DUCA D’ASCALONA
Historic Italian brand born in the eighties and high demand for suoi natural vegetable tanned calfskin boots and with the characteristic of being a product made in Italy artisan highly.
All woman products by DUCCIO DEL DUCA
Eqüitare was born with the idea of giving a new twist to something that began 10 years ago. These last few months have prompted us to reflect and change the way we think about the outlook for the brand. We want to slow things down, leave lofty ambitions behind, be honest, discreet and make a simple, good quality product that conveys our personality. Craftsmanship and expertise are what have made this family business a leader in natural fibres and hand-braided and stitched leather.
PERSONALITY Geometry, modern design, noble materials, colour and a splash of fantasy to turn the everyday into something that sparkles.
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS We’re passionate about our work and we love traditional manufacturing processes. Wood and hand-turned on micro lathe, woven raffia, sanded cork, hand-stitching…. We want to offer a carefully considered product, one that’s respectful of women’s lives and of the world they live in, one where they’re free to express their own individuality. Craftsmanship and expertise are what have made this family business a leader in natural fibres and hand-braided and stitched leather.
DESIGN The design of each pair of shoes, the construction, the collaboration with our craftsmen and with every single member of the team is a vital part of developing the collection.
RESPONSIBILITY This matters to us and we’re very aware of our community: our clients, our suppliers, our surroundings... our supply chain treats everyone with respect: salaries, benefits and so on. One of our top priorities is our commitment to our local family, so we can offer a product that’s 100% Spanish, that is top quality (we control every step of the way) and that uses painstakingly selected materials at honest prices. We know our clients appreciate our urge to be involved in good things. You will find Eqüitare in carefully selected stores who take pride in stocking quality and a product that’s 100% local.
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About Us Espadrilles or Espartena date back to a very distant past: some say they were already popular in the ancient Greece and Rome. What we know for sure is where they were born: the Pyrenees, at the border of France and Spain. There, more than 40 years ago, the Espadrilles adventure began.
Concept Quintessentially, naturally original, Espadrilles are a wise mix of creativeness, design and eco-friendly values. Made using the traditionally spun yarn cotton stripes and sewn by hand onto the Cordura sole, today as in the past, Espadrilles are manufactured with a century-old technique, used to make even the most contemporary models. A timeless style icon, Espadrilles are strictly hand-made only, as the ideal marriage of the most traditional methods and the most innovative, sophisticated design.
The evergreen Espadrilles now are iconic, legendary and timeless shoes. Worn by famous politicians such as Juan Domingo Peron or simply by european immigrants of South America, they have been the protagonists of dramatical historical changes. Now considered a cult object, their style is never out of date.
The original Thanks to Ferrari & Zenobi, in the first half of the eighties, Espadrilles became a true icon, worn by the most important people in the world and reinterpreted by the most fashionable international designers. Today, Espadrilles is the one and only brand able to link its own image to such a timeless symbol of the european culture.
All woman products by ESPADRILLES
Sophisticated and luxurious immediately transmit the sensation of widespread quality extreme care to detail refinement using. The real refined and exclusive handmade product with minimal balanced design of one who knows’ who for many years is the true concept of Made in Italy
All woman products by EVA TURNER
Back in 1965, in Montegranaro, in the heart of Marche’s shoemaking district, the Fabi family founded a new business based on an ethic of fine artisan crafting. The skilled hands of the brothers Elisio and Enrico, along with their wives Gina and Vilia, shaped their first men’s shoes whose classical, elegant style and superior quality materials immediately became the hallmarks of the Fabi brand. In a few short years, Fabi’s business took off. In 1972, not long after its founding, Fabi moved to a1200-sq. m. facility in Monte San Giusto, as it had already needed more room to fit its growing production.
A decisive factor of Fabi’s success has been its remarkable ability to reconcile tradition and innovation. In the 1980s, on the solid foundations of its already well-established success, Fabi expanded its horizons to find emerging markets, inspired by its desire to set its sights ever higher. The Fabi Donna collection was created in 1993 and 1994 with a style of sophisticated, metropolitan glamour. Fabi had thoroughly established its reputation as a dynamic brand. Now, for almost a half century, Fabi has been putting its name to high class footwear for men and women. It has become an ultra-modern business with the eventual involvement of the family’s youngest generation, which has infused Fabi with a new design spirit to complement its long-established crafting tradition. Fabi has become a perfect beacon of Italian-made design as a distinctive business, a promoter of elegant style, an astute observer of trends, always anticipating new ways of life. It then employs its enormous skill, absolute precision and meticulous crafting to best express these new lifestyles. Tradition and technology make a perfect union with quality. Three hundred forty-four employees, including master shoemakers and artisans, work closely with specialists in IT technology and state-of-the-art machinery. Their close collaboration produces innovative, quality products, with great care taken both in the details and in the choice of materials, always following the most stringent criteria. Fabi’s current headquarters, in Monte San Giusto, opened in December 2004 and covers over 15,000 covered sq.m. It’s an attractive, dynamic modern work place, with ample space and lovely indoor green areas, making it a great place to work together! Every step of the process, from the idea to the design and from production to sales, takes place in house, which is what makes Fabi’s products unique and flawless. Ours are discerning customers, who are confident in their choices, well equipped to appreciate superior footwear and love the refined details Made in Italy… Made in Fabi!
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FLOGG FLIP FLOP + CLOG = FLOGG The New California Dream In the 1970s the womens liberation movement was born. The quest for equality in society made women also yearn for freedom of expression in their clothing. The Europeans influenced American fashion with sexualized glamour, style icons Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, Brigit Bardot & Farrah Fawcett made miniskirts and platforms popular silhouettes that keep re-appearing on today modern catwalks.
Now with FLOGG, disco dancing can be so much more fun as retro classic shapes are made more comfortable with the flip flop EVA component, facilitating womens agile an upwardly mobile status.
FLOGG is a revolutionary new category of footwear -inspired by the laid back California lifestyle and invented for all women who want to feel good and look fantastic without sacrificing design.
Carol de Leon, The Soul Behind The Brand After years of designing for fashion and comfort brands alike, veteran shoe designer Carol de Leon took a moment to deeply think about what was truly needed in the market. Having the ability to design any imaginable shoe possible, her immediate need for a shoe that offered height with a cool comfort factor led to the invention of the latest shoe sensation, FLOGG. In flight, on a cocktail napkin, at the tail end of a research and design trip from Milan, she sketched what she imagined to be a hip shoe that she could dance in all night. With a chunky wood base construction, topped with a layer of EVA, the material your most comfortable flip flops are made of...and voila! A fantastic hybrid of two iconic types of footwear, a flip flop and a clog was born...FLOGG.
The first FLOGG collection has been developed with great secrecy. De Leon wanted to maintain the project under wraps because of its novelty and entrusted the endeavor only to shoe technicians with whom she had long lasting relationships. Most of the prototypes were kept out of factories and made by hand on the kitchen table. Meanwhile, a California dreaming lifestyle concept evolved around the casual chic designs and without doing any formal trade shows or presentations, the first collection was shown to top buyers by invitation only in October . With most budgets already spent for the Spring 2013 season, buyers scurried to find the dollars to add FLOGG to their selections because they immediately recognized that this new shoe line had great potential to be the next hot iconic brand likened to Uggs and Crocs. The first delivery of FLOGG will be this Spring in stores like Nordstrom, Belk, Shop Bop and many independents nationwide. International distributors are already lined up to view the new Fall 2013/14 line at the Micam shoe show in Milan this March.
The positive response from the retailers has been so incredible, De Leon is still in disbelief. ’ I honestly designed this for myself, and I had no idea that the positive response would be so widespread and well received. I’m extremely happy to be able to share this new shoe concept with all the women out there with the same need. I’m also extremely thrilled to be part of something exciting and new in the market. Many times in the design process you strive to create something so new and different, never been done before, it leaves you uncertain about the marketability and whether the new design would be sellable and relevant to the needs of the market. For years I have traveled the world on research and development trips, only to find that if I start from within, I can determine what is absolutely essential’.
The mother of invention is need so they say. FLOGG is the new hot item that satisfies your fashion whims at the same time that it addresses the most absolute need to feel confident, comfortable and carefree. Life is too short to look good and feel bad. Now vanity has never felt so good!
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The Flower MOUNTAIN brand is inspired by creative ideas, the cycles of nature according to the rhythms of the natural world.
Flower Mountain originated from a meeting between Mr. Keisuke Ota from Tokyo and Mr. Yang Chao from Beijing, who discovered that they had a common passion for mountain trekking, music and quite obviously, footwear. They became firm friends and ecided to take a trip to the Mount Fuji Fuji Rock Festival” where they came up with the idea of designing a functional and attractive shoe called Flower MOUNTAIN . In 2015 they first founded, together with Federica Wang, the Dandelion mountaineering association and later Breath Design co. Ltd Tokyo. They then started designing their first shoe collection. Shoes Bar Beijing and HPF in Tokyo immediately embraced the project and the public responded enthusiastically. In 2016 the Breath Design team joined forces with ShoesBar and the Italian company Falc S.p.A (joint stock company), taking Flower MOUNTAIN to a whole new level and introducing the brand on international markets. The new team can rightfully claim to have the most advanced technical and production know-how on the market, based on Italian tradition as well as numerous marketing specialists and a widespread international distribution network.
About the Designers:
Yang Chao Yang Chao is 41 years old and is one of the most famous designers in China and co-founder of Flower MOUNTAIN. While living in Bejing in 1998 he started to design and create shoes and became head designer for important Chinese companies and international brands. In 2015 Yang Chao founded Breath Design in Tokyo together with Keisuke Ota, for their Flower MOUNTAIN project.
Keisuke Ota (pseudonym K) Born and raised in Tokyo Keisuke Ota is 42 years old and loves rock music and Japanese culture. He began his career in 2001 as a self-taught shoe designer, creating many collections for both Japanese and international brands. K is well known for his passion for materials, his original style and attention to detail. He started working with Yang Chao in 2014 and is one of the co-founders of Breath Design Ltd. Tokyo. All woman products by FLOWER MOUNTAIN
INSIDE AN IDEA The Fabio Rusconi brand was created in 1998 on a return flight from Japan, a destination dear to the brand’s CEO.
Since the beginning, the creative direction has been built upon a prototype of minimal sophistication. The design is high but not elitist, superb but never snobbish, cosmopolitan but with its heels rooted in its hometown of Florence, Italy.
The most complex task is to adapt to the cultures and needs of all Fabio Rusconi customers around the world; to communicate the company’s philosophy, namely that the customer is and remains the center of the brand’s universe, which is made from leather but above all, emotion.
WHY RUSCONI Twenty years have passed, and the results show that this choice has proven to be the right one, as long as no one lets their guard down, not even for a moment. Starting with Fabio himself.
Those who work at Fabio Rusconi have worn out their soles with travels, experiences and heightened attention to fashion trends and those who follow them.
On March 10th, 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop on Elm Street in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The shoes he made werent icons of fashion or fanciful in style. They served a simple purpose: to ease the daily working lives of the hundreds of factory workers in that small New England town.
The individuals who wore the first Frye shoes were just like us: people who valiantly labored, honing skill and craft, supporting their families and community. When homesteading sparked adventurous New England families to head west in the mid and late 1800s, many of those pioneers wore Frye boots along the journey.
In time, John Fryes family would grow and, along with it, The Frye Company would expand. Each generation of Frye men dedicated themselves to the art and craft of shoemaking, creating new patterns, discovering new materials, and even inventing shoe-making machinery. Their fervor for the process of crafting footwear as durable as it is beautiful has been our companys benchmark, ever since. And this dedication has helped us craft footwear with a long and illustrious history.
Fryes Harness boot is rooted in this tradition and continues to draw inspiration from the American Cavalry. During a 1938 trip to Washington, D.C., John A. Fryes grandson and namesake met a U.S. Navy Admiral who noted his difficulty in finding the Wellington styles he liked so much. As a favor, John agreed to make him a pair. Frye continued to fill these requests for boots through World War II.
By mail order, the company supplied thousands of brave soldiers and pilots with Frye Wellingtons, known as Jet boots. Our boots traveled the world on the feet of American servicemen, from Normandy to Okinawa even General Patton wore a pair.
Today our classic Harness boot holds a treasured place in American culture, has been featured in international fashion spreads and enjoys strong sales all over the world. Our line still includes many styles based closely on their 1860 originals.
The CAMPUS boot featured a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and styles of the 1960s and 1970s. The Smithsonian Institute, in its search for items to best represent America during the Sixties, chose a pair of CAMPUS boots that proudly remain on display today in our nations capital.
This is our history and our heritage, told in every stitch of every shoe weve made for nearly 150 years: across cultural shifts and changes in fashion, for generation upon generation. Now, Frye boots are accessorized and envied on city streets, worked and roughed up on country roads, and chosen above all others for their inimitable style and uncompromising quality.
And yet, despite our reach and success as a boot maker, our mission to make the best-looking, hardest-working, longest-lasting shoes and leather goods hasnt changed since our days on Elm Street. All woman products by FRYE - since 1863
Strong and impulsive, like the wild jiuniper of Corsica,velvety like a violet out of the Azure Coast. The collection is a seducing bouquet. Provencal lavender wrapping the accessoires, meeting the rose of the Sein, romantic, and resolute. FioriFrancesi ispired by Parisian atmosphere full of sensuality and elegance, breathes the frangrances of the flowers of France. A womanswear collection made of conteporany creative viewes and artisanal memory. A refined label with deep fashion features which pust in the details the entire know-how of the freat cobbling Italian tradition. In Italy and around the world since 2007.
All woman products by FIORIFRANCESI
Once it was Effemme. The Family Petrini’s business that took its first steps in 1988, in the very heart of the footwear district of Le Marche. An industrious workshop at home, that for over a decade, collaborated with the major Italian and International griffes, so joining its activity to the most prestigious names in the Footwear and Fashion world. A crucial and valuable wealth of experience which represented the starting point for the creation, in 1997, of the brand Gaia D’Este. A name recalling those atmospheres of the past. History, nobility, power. La grandeur. A beautiful lady, carrying a jocose name and luxurious and graceful toilettes. A product breathing thanks to the deep dedication to work and the passion for “the shoe” and Fashion, the devotion to the craft past, retraced keeping up the pace of state-of-the-art technology. Gaia D’Este shoes are conceived for a young woman, following her fashion instinct, true to her innate fine taste, but who also loves indulging in something extravagant. A contemporary woman captured by all that is irresistibly beautiful. Shoe’s lines and shapes harmoniously follow the foot ones, the smooth womanly curves. The typical seduction shades give space to the new intuitions of color fancy. Paramount is heel, whatever height or shape, it gives the lady that lithe and sensual gait, seducing and winning any curious and amazed gaze. A shoe holding that unmistakable Italian taste, but also able to read further languages and cross the borders. That’s why today Gaia D’Este is able to reach any spot of the world, embellishing the most exclusive shop windows: from Italy to Europe to the ex URSS, up to Asia and the States. All woman products by GAIA D’ESTE
Enrico Gibellieri opened his factory in the Marche region of Italy in 1976 seeing an opportunity to realize his vision of creating the finest womens shoes in the world. Shortly after, he became recognized as one of the pioneers of the region and although the company has expanded internationally the shoes are still made by a small team of skilled artisans who uphold the brands longstanding tradition of elegance, artistry and quality. Techniques have been passed down from generation to generation and Enrico and his artisans continue to create each shoe by hand entirely in Italy. Gibellieri is a international company that remains independent and has been family run for the past 30 years, continuing the mission of creating exquisite styles in the finest materials, with unparalleled artistry. Made in Italy
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Un nuovo brand dallo stile moderno e ricercato, in cui artigianalità e ricerca stilistica si incontrano in un mix unico di tradizione e modernità.
Pellami pregiati, maestria artigiana e nuove ispirazioni costruiscono una collezione di calzature dallo stile femminile ma allo stesso tempo metropolitano, che punta tutto sulla qualità delle lavorazioni e delle materie prime con una ricerca sempre attuale di stile e tendenze alla moda.
- LUNGA TRADIZIONE - NUOVA ISPIRAZIONE - CONCETTI DI STILE - ARTIGIANI DA SEMPRE
The distribution of marks is Delhicathen Italy IOANNIS, Hookipa and ET FIANCEES. IOANNIS is the line of sandals Glam Luxury mostly flat, enriched by precious accessories, rhinestones, enamels, boule, made with quality materials, leather, nappa, suede and reptiles. ET FIANCEES is the line as the lady chic stylish sandals at an affordable price, made with medium and low heeled and often related accessories in rhinestones. Hookipa is the line of the brand with young dancers in unstructured bag and tassels made of soft and varnishes, with special inquiry. Hookipa is also boots, sandals and wedges from young and clean design
WE NEED STYLE Ishikawa is shaped and formed by the energy characterizing the target whom its destined to, a mix of different worlds, of different styles from diverse countries, a perfect mlange of East and West, a tour of the world offering a spicy lifestyle. The idea on which the idea of the Ishikawa lifestyle was based is perfectly symbolized by the logo, a sort of scratch in which the double I is represented by a nail with which the inventor of the brand, Angelo Lupis, has imagined to draw the logo: a non fading, firm, clean groove just as the Ishikawa style. The brand marks an intriguing collection of unisex sneakers and a line of t-shirts and it is already about to launch, during the 2012 Spring/Summer season, a sneakers line destined to kids, unisex and kids sweatshirts, jersey dresses and a glamorous collection of bags: all unmistakably characterized by the scratch Ishikawa counts over 150 authorized resellers on the national territory and makes out of quality its principal value, starting from the choice of materials to end to the care for details during production The techno-chic style revisited in a futuristic key and a vintage mood are at the base of the Ishikawa line, a trend that becomes must, an answer for who transforms style into life. All woman products by ISHIKAWA
laidback london is an ethical shoe label that was set up in 2002. The brand is about the product and the people that make it. We are committed to working out of Africa where we are making a positive social and economic impact on the local communities that we work with.
Our signature sandal line is hand crafted using traditional techniques. Where possible, raw materials are sourced locally. The leathers come from a small tannery they are dyed by hand and then left out in the sun to dry naturally. The rubber outsoles are sourced from a local factory and these are prepared and cut by hand. The uppers are embellished with beads by hand every fifth bead is sewn directly onto the leather. On average, one person can embellish four pairs of uppers in one day. These labour intensive processes provide much needed jobs and give the sandals an authentic, handmade feel.
The line has been influenced by various African cultures, tribes and artisanal workmanship. Over the years we have been able to provide training, support as well as crucially, a constant flow of work that provides a sustainable income, which in turn has a significant impact on the local communities as well as on the next generation.
Every shoe has a story. Your story starts here.
Since 2002. laidback london was born out of a desire to go back to basics. To make products the old fashioned way - by hand, using traditional techniques. To work with the imperfections to create naturally unique and individual products. Timeless pieces that are made to last, that wear better with age.
Walk, don’t run. Having moved to London in 1997, the label’s founder wanted to bring back a part of the laid-back lifestyle he had experienced growing up on the coastal town of Mombasa to the big city. The first pair of laidback london sandals were sold from a market stall on Portobello Road in the summer of 2002. Giving back. Making a difference. We have established an infrastructure that creates jobs, provides sustainable incomes for the workers and preserves their skills and artistry. The work we do has a positive social and economic impact- empowering local communities, giving hope and providing opportunities through education for future generations.
Made by hand. Keeping the processes hand made allows us to build the work force and create maximum employment. The leather, which is sourced from a local, family owned tannery is hand dyed and sundried before being cut by hand. The uppers are then hand embellished with tiny colourful beads using a technique that symbolises the traditions of the various local tribes. Different to any other, this painstaking method of sewing every fourth bead directly onto the leather can take one person up to half a day to embellish just two pairs of sandals.The uppers are then hand embellished with tiny colourful beads using a technique, which symbolises the traditions of the various local tribes.
LeCrown unique personality comes from the family experience that the co-founder Nicol was able to capture from his grandfather. Originally brand LeCrown was, in fact, started in the early 40s and stopped during World War II. Today, the Venetian expert craftsmanship of those days is interpreted through the sobriety of style and nobility of materials.
LeCrown since the first collection become an essential piece for the estimator of the italian-hand-made placing in the best stores of Italian style thanks to their packaging, a clear plastic travel bag which contains the footwear.
All woman products by LE CROWN
Lena Milos manufactures high-quality womens shoes, entirely hand-made. Lena Milos applies traditional construction methods and uses only first-choice materials to make fine shoes for elegant women with an eye for fashion.
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Take two designers, mix their experience in manufacturing leather garments for the biggest fashion names... season with highest quality materials, unexpected colors and a taste for vintage looks with a modern twist, the atmosphere you breathe in New York when you take a stroll in the most picturesque districts. Fashion handmade shoes made in Italy
Mialuis is a company of handmade bags totally Made in Italy, founded by the architect Mariaelena Mallone that in 2010 realized her dream.
The name of the company was a family affair: Mariaelena’s mother had the idea put together a part of her name (LUIS) and the tender nickname of her daughter (MIA) , creating a new name, evocative of their own past.
Sensations of Mariaelena Mallone become a new project and design: people met, visited place, food and wine tasted with someone or somewhere, transform every time her archive of ideas into a little trick, a great magic.
Each bag of Mialuis’ collections is the special result of the secret receipt realized ad hoc by a colour master.
Talent and creativity, fantasy and ability, brain and hands together : each bag for Mialuis is a storyteller. Bags thought for women who love fashion style and pragmatism at the same time and who find in quality one of the distinctive touch of their life.
For each bag realized by Mialuis there is a name referred to a real woman or a man, who leaved a trace in the designer’s life:
“some characteristics follow us like a fil rouge throughout the different collections, across the years, but every time becoming a different things, thanks to some new invention, different tricks , our permanent desire to test new solutions. Soft, thin and handy, this is the right way thinking to our bags. They must be a necessary part of every person decides to dress them. A fundamental accessory for women, who want to choose them for their daily routine”
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Tradition, elegance and style. The shoes Migliore are born from the care of the product, the precision of the details and the professionalism, in the sign of the best tradition of Made in Italy craftsmanship
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The undisputed highlight of the high quality and prestigious Italian craftsmanship, MINA BUENOS AIRES owns and jealously guards all its models and original forms, Mina shoes are an expression of quality and style, highlighting the increasingly Unlike Italian craftsmanship has always been.
Made in Italy: at 100x100... this ever a source of pride, a full year for people that does not spare himself in seeking quality assurance in what they build with ’their hands’ and that makes the products certified and certified in their originality. The shoes are meticulous in detail, nothing is left to chance and work to bring the product effect ’measure’.
MINA creative head
History, Culture, Design 3 ingredients that are blended to create recipes that form the elite MINA CREATIVE HEAD... 3 souls that give life to the style, shape and refinement to our shoes...
Being attracted to a form, a style, be taken in an instinctive way from the simplicity that these are not necessarily synonymous with collective but one expression of its sensitivity.
I call myself Mina, because it means ’girl’, in Buenos Aires. And Buenos Aires is the hometown of my grandmother, who was a tango dancer and teacher: I look exactly like her, and she’s taught me nearly everything I know. I am Italian, but Argentina and tango were the first sounds of my life, and they have inspired the creation of my shoes collection. Shoes for feet whose steps are sensual and quick. Shoes for those who dance through life.
I have been travelling since I was a child, and I lived in Paris, Barcelona and London, but only in Italy I have found the right answers to the sounds I have in my heart and in my mind. It was my father’s father who taught me how to make shoes. He is a fine craftsman who knows the best leather and secrets to create the perfect shoes. His moves are unwavering, free from hesitations, and full of emotions, just like the moves of tango. I have married tango to this exquisite Italian tradition from Emilia, the precious art of shoe making. This is my story, this is all I am, this my idea of shoes: it’s an emotion created from work and dreams. If you want a dream to live and flourish, you need to take care of it, in every single detail.
Each MOMA product is produced in a real workshop where craftsmen, artists, workers and designers under the direction of Gigio and Daniele Gironacci exchange their experiences.
In 1992, Gigio and Daniele Gironacci decided that making shoes was not their only objective. Who are we? We are two craftsmen who set our hands to work and who believe that “well done” is not perfect. For us, a product is what we have in mind and what we can realize by experimenting with old and new technologies. In our workshop, everyone who is talented can contribute their ideas. Something influences our ideas and our products are actually always innovative. Where are we? We are located in the heart of the hilly countryside of the Marches. Is there anything better in this world than these hills? We decided to live here and to get our energy from this soil, this plain history and this rural spirit. We are inspired by the thought that everything we produce is the derivative of other goods that have existed already. Our processing is often inspired by the mildew on a grapevine, the moss on a tree bark, the rust … by all the things that have a clear beginning and a clear end. Each of our products tells a straight and simple story in which the experiences of the past live on.
What we do. We work. We learn the processing of the raw materials, the methods of processing and the techniques by watching the artists and farmers and give shape to a vision. What was our principle? Our principle: Midnight Over My Action. MOMA. We hurled ourselves into this adventure bearing these words in mind. There is a dividing line between tradition and new craftsmanship, just like the line that separates the old day from the new. Both comply with the same rules but are not equal. When we started the production of “the used and the dirty” we did not intend to start a trend. Our products were supposed to have a character that has lived a life, such as the wrinkles in the face of a person or the scars of an injury, which create each person’s individual history. How do we introduce ourselves? Just the way we are. What would we like to see happen with this website? We would be glad if it becomes a meeting place for ideas of any kind. All woman products by MOMA
A place where design become voice of one times. this is MonoWay: a blanck space insede an embroideren pieces, a location from wich you can approach a new world, finid inspiration to reshape today’s fashion, society, arts and lifestyle. MonoWay is a truly material projet, starting from shoes to redifine the whole fashion brand concept in the global era in we live in. MonoWay’s collections cosntanting link product to ideas, and prsent them to a sphisticated goup of clients. Cutting-edge design, arts and, in particular, miusic with all its icons: These are the left-motif for MonoWay, wich symbolises a privileged space to express oneself, where emotions are major elements when it comes to selection. In such a music-inspired context, rhytm is the thread par excellence. This is why what jazzman once called ’swing’ is now suc a crucial point: a rhythm flow in which the variety of color shades becomes as one; where from a single sound, many other unexpectedly originate differing one another just for their tone, as in a virtuous performance. They create the miracle of improvisation. Similary, each MonoWay collection is a composition in wich, starting from the basis intuiton of a product, thousands of possible version arise, as is natural evolution. The magic of colour meets the unique and autentich fabric of selected materials. Variation on a theme, one would say. Difference and repetition rhythm, colour nuances and materials’uniqueness. This is the main conceptual framwork, and aslo the truly materials soul of MonoWay: a concept brand essentially made of structure and performance, in which sounds, codes and rhythms magically intertwim, like a glourios song. Fashion handmade shoes made in Italy
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Perini was born at the beginning of the 70s by producing wooden heels, and then specialized in the production of clogs and cork bottoms for men and women.
It has been able to evolve, based on market needs, up to work with an increasing number of famous brands. Now the Perini Footwear has become their reference point, offering an extreme quality of the product, both in the raw materials that in ’production craftsmanship..
Thanks to this wealth of experience, the company wanted to express his character, creating in 2011 a new brand: MOODWOOD. The collections, from 2011 to 2013, were characterized by extraordinary originality in wooden bottoms, combined with refined and innovative materials and uppers modern design, feminine and elegant. The brand was intended for a medium to high-end market and has had excellent feedback from the customers.
But wanting to get closer to a greater number of people, covering a wider range of the market, the company decided to change the brand in MOOD, keeping intact the original features, and creating more classic and wearable items for every woman.
Proposes on the Italian and foreign markets two collections: Bio and MOOD MOOD, the first tied to wooden bottoms, DNA of the company, and turned to shoes and clothing shops that love fashion concepts and sought after models. The second addressed, as the Bio word, to comfort including a unique style. All woman products by MOOD
Berneda, three generations dedicated to shoemaking. From sports shoes to the dream of high fashion. It all started in 1939. It was just after the end of the Spanish Civil War when this small shoemaking firm started production in Sant Boi de Llobregat, part of the urban area of Barcelona city. The project started with all the illusion of a family totally committed to professional shoe manufacturing. The motivation and sacrifice of the grandfather Berneda, was quickly rewarded by his prompt arrival at the summit of the shoemaking industry.
After ten years of consolidation, the Berneda family decided to specialise in technical sporting shoes. The path which they had followed in this sector of the industry encouraged them to make a decision which definitively changed the direction of the business into unknown territory. It was in 1953 when the Berneda brothers launched themselves into the adventure of the athletics world and they did not delay long in reaching the summit and becoming pioneers in the production of sporting shoes and sneakers in Spain.
During 1964 another great change arrived. BERNEDA S. A., after considering various choice of name, decided in favour of MUNICH. In addition, it was in this moment in time that the “X” of MUNICH, the distinctive trademark of the range, began to appear stamped on each shoe.
In the ’80s, the boom in Spain for indoor football began, and the Spanish quickly became a reference at world level for this sport. The Berneda brothers saw their opportunity and did not let the chance of producing a special shoe for the sport escape them. Their GOAL model was their masterstroke and quickly became the leader in the market. As time passes, this model has become the star product of the MUNICH company.
At the start of year 2000, MUNICH makes another fundamental and strategic decision. It re-designs it’s GOAL range and transforms indoor football into streetwear. In this manner, MUNICH creates a solid base in the world of fashion.
After long months of research and much studying of technical sketches, MUNICH launches the GOAL range, which quickly becomes a trendsetter and arrives at all of the major international fashion outlets. Due to strong demand, it became necessary to create new designs and models in it’s streetwear collection. Each new model was inspired by its star products in the sporting range.
The ROC range, inspired in athletic and cross country shoes; the ACROPOL, which took as it’s inspiration the Taekwondo fighting shoes. In addition, many technical solutions were employed which improved comfort and durability.
These days, MUNICH offers a wide variety of models, ranging from shoes for adults and children, to fashion and lifestyle accessories. With more than 76 years of experience in the sector, the third Berneda generation works daily to expand the brand which, despite the commitment to it’s historic essentials, nurtures itself from the latest trends to ensure continued growth in its collections.
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Nevver was born in 2016 by young boys with a great passion for sneakers, the project has its roots in the Italian tradition as regards the craftsmanship aspects, the manufacturing care and the choice of materials; combined with a clean and captivating aesthetic line in step with the times. The Nevver sneakers are Made in Italy and completely in leather. Made in Verona with the innovative technique called Strobel which makes the fit soft and light ensuring a long life.
Thanks to Twain’s words we have found the courage to start this beautiful adventure: we share it in the hope that it can ignite other souls!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ” - MT
MAIN FEATURES SNEAKERS NEVVER
High quality MADE IN ITALY footwear completely made in high quality leather, including the internal lining: this ensures durability and, in combination with the sole, excellent insulation of the foot from the external environment (from cold in winter and from heat in summer).
Regarding the Running model, a high quality Italian technical material has been added and it makes the shoe more dynamic, light and waterproof.
Sole in natural white rubber, stitched and glued to ensure long life and strong resistance over time and against water, with a wide sole to ensure maximum comfort.
Anatomical insole with high thickness in the back give a better support the walk, and raised in the false foot, to ensure maximum support for every type of foot; also lined in leather.
An innovative shoe assembly technique, called STROBEL, which promotes flexibility and adaptability to the foot, making the shoe lighter, more dynamic and comfortable (in other words, the shoe can literally be wrinkled, a symbol of softness, lightness and flexibility).
Founded in 1960 by Manolo Barcelo’ , COSI-COSI FOOTWEAR S.L. is located in Elche, one of the most important Spanish manufacturing centres Close to Alicante, located at Comunidad Valenciana. The core production, sales, financial departments and administration, together with the product design office and the styling are all based in the company headquarters in Alicante. Marketing and Communication Manager with the press office is located in Milan. The Barcel Familys story began with Manolos creative genius in 1960, a master in handmade rope making and weaving. He obsessively pursued perfection in the production of espadrilles for the most important and fashionable Maisons. That represented the starting point for his son Manuel Barcel Martnez: after lending his creativity to many other designers, in 2002 Manuel decided to set up his own brand, and so he gave birth to Paloma Barcel (name that he will devote to his first-born). Espradillas, as in the most ancient Spanish tradition, take their defined shape from the prestige of being handmade. Each of these quality elements are clear from the first collections, enough to be in the most important shop windows in the world
Master’s Hand His target is a classy and cultured woman, who loves to travel and desires sophisticated simplicity. Classic style doesn’t follow trends, but it can be recognized in a way that is always true praise of QUALITY. Only a creative soul is able to sublimate glamour in a truly smart way. That’s the reason why Manuel Barcelò transforms classic espadrilles and makes the collection richer with models that are more fashionable and stronger colouring them with subdued tones in order to reinvent these famous “rope-soled shoes”. A long history of passion and dedication that has led to the birth of a brand which is synonymous with quality and style in Spain and abroad. Every item of Paloma Barceló wedges is an incredible piece of art produced by experienced hands. High quality is ensured by over a hundred of working phases, the attention combined strong manual components with the design of the models. Handcraft and true passion come from this Traditional and Innovative production that carries the name Paloma Barceló. All woman products by PALOMA BARCELO’
Orietta Mancini is the elegance, charm and sophistication of a trendy, cosmopolitan, fashion lover woman, who wants to stand out and enhance at every opportunity their femininity, without sacrificing comfort.
Quality materials, innovative design and the attention to detail are the ingredients that make his creations unique and exclusive.
Panchic debuts with a shoe model intended for become iconic named P01 e characterized by colored laces that represent the recognizable sign of the brand. The creative team draws and designs internally the collections by storing great care in the realization of products with a high rate of originality, comfort and such a good value for money, with special attention in the phase development to the preservation of value chain.
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Pantanetti is not just a brand. Pantanetti is the family that created this brand. An Italian family that for over 35 years respects the tradition producing excellent craftsmanship shoes. The best hides, natural leather, attention to detail, fine italian design, the softly form, the resistance of the real shoe. Pantanetti brand doesn’t need too many words, just wear them. When you buy Pantanetti shoes you won’t buy just a product: you’ll have a piece of our history. Keep them in your hand… feel you the strength? Smell the leather. See them up close, if you look closely you can imagine the lady that sews the skin or artisan care during the finishing of the product. Authentic shoes for not ordinary people.
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Philippe Model Label and name of the milliner most loved by designers. Born in Sens, France in 1956. After graduating he learnt to make hats and leather accessories using scraps from his family’s tannery. He was later taught by Denise Frère, a pattern maker for Maison Riva Marchesi and he was apprenticed to the celebrated Madame Paulette. He launched his designer label in 1981 despite the declining trend for hats, and he found enthusiastic allies in designers like Gaultier, Mugler, Miyake, and Montana. At the same time he launched a range of gloves, bags, and shoes. He opened his own boutique in Paris in 1984.Every production stage is devolved upon a company located in Riviera del Brenta ( famous Italian area for the quality of shoes production) where the shoe arise from the lather cut, proceeding through the handmade assembly of the sole until the final upper polishing, made shoe by shoe. The aseptic industrial production system doesn’t contaminate our work philosophy, on the contrary, sometimes, it is characterized from slight differences between shoes, which cannot be considered a flaw, but a sign of an handmade work never like as itself.
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Pedro García is a family company in the shoemaking business. SHOEMAKERS. In the most traditional sense of the term... And now also the most modern. Pedro García Amat began the saga; his eldest son, Pedro García Vidal, would later create a brand with the family name and now his children Mila and Pedro, the third generation, have given the firm its own identity and an international scope. Today, Pedro García is sold in 36 countries at premier retail establishments, and the brand has a solid presence in the European, American and Asian markets.
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It’s a network of companies run by the Mazza family. The excellence of the brands is a red thread made of history, dedication and research. Our ambition is to create something unique, always looking at the future, still bearing in mind who we are and where we come from. We believe in design as a cultural manifestation: hence, we love to create bonds and connections with what and who surrounds us, beyond the concept of fashion. Each one in their unique way, our products and brands are the way we represent the zeitgeist of our era and our own, specific way to see innovation, intertwining with the old art of handicraft that consolidated over the centuries.
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The Italian artisan art for the creation of footwear Born as an artisan reality and grown over the years, Prosperine has now become a excellence in a field so dear to every woman. Company specializing article high quality ballet flats, Prosperine chooses and uses the best materials for its productions. Prestigious leather, fine fabrics and leather give rise to fragments of soul all to wear.
The company is characterized by the utmost attention to detail to obtain high quality product that is finished in all its parts. Craftsmanship, tradition and innovation come together and meet the demands of customers who are increasingly attentive and demanding.
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The concept of QQ shoes arises from the need to revive the ancient tradition of the now rare Italian moccasin production.
The idea is to enclose in the style of product, quality, tradition and innovation in a funny acronym.
From a long selection of the most prestigious leather, were chosen two of this that mark out all the QQ collection: the horse with the bone, a material of European origin containing calloused parts presenting each pair as unique and superbly improves its appearance with the use, and camel vintage, a skin beautifully treated which has its peculiar beauty in the natural and mellow softness.
Patterns are sewn by hand, by artisans who are well aware of the long and difficult process of the tubular with waxed thread of American cotton.
Inside are used very soft insoles for indisputable comfort. Soles are in waxed leather rump, with non-slip rubber inserts.
RPK offers a decisive and strong style to be worn on any occasion with ease. femininity is in the details where rhinestones or studs are never missing to underline the detail of the brand.
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RIVIERAS IS, A leisure shoe. Mailde cotton and canvans upper. Saddle-stitched welt. Leather inner sole. Shoebox in matching color........
RIVIERAS IS The shoe worn on Spain’s celebrated Costa Blanca in the years just after the war. Faithfully redesigned to keep its distinctive ’ Fifties ’ look. Today this classic leisure shoe is worn in the city: on the seaside, on deck, in sun or shade, night or day.
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Roberto Festa shoes arise from the Italian taste for attention to detail, to the attention to craftsmanship and sensitivity to new trends. Creativity, design, research and design are the main features that have made Roberto Festa Milan a prestigious brand in the fashion world. The Roberto Festa shoes are unique, sporting a new elegance, given by a sophisticated design, creative and decided for a confident woman who wants to show her femininity.
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Since 2003 Ruby Brown has been known for her innovative style in the world of both luxury and comfortable slippers as well as handknitted HotSocks, available in several wool blends and in unorthodox colour combinations and jacquards. The winter collection combined with a colourful summer collection makes Ruby Brown an all year round quality brand.
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Salvi Calzados started in the world of footwear in 1993, although it already had previous experience manufacturing jute soles for espadrilles. Our main activity is the manufacturing and marketing of footwear with jute soles.
We develop our product entirely in Spain, with the guarantee and finish of artisanal footwear worked by expert hands.
Currently our collections are located in several countries.
From the moment of its creation, SALVI CALZADOS opted to offer a personalized service to our clients. An option that, although it has determined the company’s production process, has also reinforced its competitiveness against imports.
Jose Javier Salvador is at the head of the firm. He soon observed that the most important thing was to adapt to the demands of the specialized trade that demanded a shoe made practically to order. ’We offer a wide variety of items, which also incorporate many fantasy elements. The truth is that jute footwear has a great peculiarity, and this is that it makes it easy to make a multitude of variations on the sample book, such as incorporating wedges of 4, 5 cm, or make a model in 8 or 10 different canvases. It is precisely this possibility that allows us to satisfy demand. Hence we provide a personalized service.
’We have the capacity to make small batches against which Asian producers, prepared to make large productions, cannot compete.’
Salvi Calzados started in jute with the manufacture of the classic espadrille.
Over time, he began to develop some fantasy proposals that expanded the company’s commercial possibilities. ’As is traditional in the jute sector, manufacturing is done completely by hand. We use totally natural materials such as jute, cotton and leather. To create our collections we use fantasy fabrics and also nappa, with very varied finishes. Our main ’The goal is to create a comfortable shoe but without sacrificing design.’
There is no doubt that the brand has been able to create very attractive models, which have very reasonable prices and which have allowed it to gain the loyalty of a type of clientele made up mainly of middle-aged women who are looking for a shoe that is, above all, comfortable. We make very suggestive designs designed for a woman who can be well-groomed and sophisticated, and at the same time wear a practical and comfortable shoe that is very easy to combine.
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A strong eye for fashion and a refined hand for creation characterize Sam Edelman shoes. Bringing more than 30 years of experience developing some of the most successful shoe collections in fashion history, founder Sam Edelman has honed his craft to deliver womens shoes that reflect his creative sensibility, one marked by use of sensual textures, playful embellishment and confident style.
An astute businessman, Sam identified a void in the marketplace. Everywhere he traveled, he remarked on how passionately women felt about beautiful, fashionable and well-crafted shoes. He was able to combine his style savvy and expertise in shoemaking to create collections that were eminently fashionable and beautifully constructed at an attainable price point.
The Sam Edelman brand was launched in 2004 with a complete collection, and quickly emerged as a breakout success in the womens shoe arena. In a bold stroke of whimsy, Sam imprinted his oversize hand-drawn signature on the insole of his shoes, and the expressive signature has become an iconic hallmark of the brand. Capturing the imaginations of stylish young women, each season the collection boasts sell-out hits such as: the Celine (Sp07), a punch-out, laser-cut ballet, the Ginger (Sp08), a studded gladiator sandal; and the Jackson (Fall09), an over-the-knee suede boot. Celebrity fans include Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Rachel Bilson, Halle Berry and Katy Perry.
All woman products by SAM EDELMAN
Brand made in Brazil by a team of young globetrotter design has just reached Paris and Milan with its refined collections. New genertion design that is affecting even the old continent with the unquestioned ability of the women who really knows and knows to take his breath.
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THE FIRM SCUNZANI IVO, WAS BORN IN 1971 FROM SCUNZANI IVO AND SALARDI MIRCA. MARCELLO SCUNZANI AND HIS SUPPORT MADE RESEARCH IN THE MATERIALS BOTH HIDES, BUCKLES AND ALSO IN THE MOST WILD ASSEMBLAGE TECHNIQUE. THEY FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION ON THE USE AND ON THE DISCOVERY OF NEW MATERIALS AND VERY ALTERNATIVES WORKMANSHIPS. THEIR RESEARCH IS AND WILL BE AN EVOLUTION OF THE DEEPEST VIBRATIONS OF THEIR MIND, THAT WANTS TO BECOME TASTE, EXPRESSION AND FASHION.
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Westbrook, Maine (USA) 1964 Daniel J. Wellehan, owner of five shoe shops in the area, decided to open his own factory. He became partners with two local shoe manufacturers – William Beaudoin and Joseph Cordeau – and Sebago-Moc was born.
The name was inspired by nearby lake Sebago, that in the native Abenaki language means “long-shaped water basin”. Its first mocassin, the renowned “penny loafer”, was created in the same year, handsewn as by native tradition, still one of the brand’s best-sellers.
The first yachting shoes came out in 1948, but their patent was sold to Uniroyal. In 1950 Sebago-Moc’s turnover reached 1 million dollars and in 1952 daily production reached 2000 pairs of shoes: a new plant was built. In 1965 the company started selling in Europe thanks to a partnership with entrepreneur Francisco Gaudier. In 1963 it started to manufacture women’s shoes; in 1970 it launched the Docksides®design, another of the brand’s bestsellers. For the occasion the company name was simplified into Sebago®. In 1978, passionate sailor and CNN founder Ted Turner agrees in lending his own image to Docksides® products.
In 1981 the Campsides® outdoor line was launched. In 1984 Sebago® was the first American company to sponsor a boat in the O-Star Race. More important sponsorship deals in the world of sailing followed including the Celebrity Regatta, the Liberty Cup, the Americas Cup and the Young America team in the Louis Vuitton Cup 96/97.
The Drysides® line of water-proof shoes was launched in fall 1994. In the late 90s the company went through a time of crisis that peaked in 2003 when Sebago®was acquired by US company Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
July 31st 2017 The brand became part of the BasicNet Group’s portfolio. Currently Sebago®is distributed on 90 markets worldwide.
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Improving every day through continuous research of materials and technical solutions. This is our goal and our strength. This winning formula has brought Stefania Pellicci great satisfactions, ensuring our presence in the best boutiques in Italy and abroad. A brand, a company that for the last 30 years has told a story of excellence and passion with its products, a story of dreams and courage, without sensational slogans or big promises, just by having a great passion for shoes and the strength of questioning its results to continuously grow, model after model.
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The Stéphane Kélian brand was founded in the early 60s in Bourg de Péage, in the Drôme. But it was not until 1978 that Stephane Kélian’s reputation developed on a larger scale with the launch of a highly sensitive line of women’s shoes. The brand boldly designed shoes with a strong identity, including the famous plaited leather models.
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More than 30 years in woman shoes business testify passion and ability in scanning fashion evolutions and female world requirements. The always-increasing results obtained by Strategia during the years, are the proof of the ability applied to create a high-standard quality product, which use the modern techniques of production and refinement of handmade details.
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181 offers slippers for women, slippers comfortable walking, young and fun for casual and refined woman who feels at ease with shoes and who has the courage to play with fashion.
It’s a trend that comes from Hollywood, where actresses and jet setters have adopted for some time even on important occasions (you can also see on the red carpet) and that is spreading in Italy. Even we women more ’careful were ’liberated’ by the spirit of these fun shoes that plays down the elegance and combines the convenience’. The collection and 181 ’proposal in more’ variants, with different colors, materials and designs to suit all occasions.
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Since its foundation in 1920, Valsport has been constantly committed to putting all its experience and passion into its work. The experience gained over the years has endowed us with a unique know-how to our work that we enclose in each of our sneakers.
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The heart of the brand VIC MATIE ’is creativity; In fact, every pair of shoes, every bags, are designed and developed as there were so many ’unique’, which are produced to become part of everyday life of women. In VIC MATIE ’, the creative idea is supported by the strong know-how of made in Italy, to which the brand is faithful since birth, and the background of the company Linea Marche, which are the guarantee of the high quality standard. The brand’s mission is not simply to create beautiful products, in line with fashion trends, but in designing objects that can defy time and always be fascinating and timely.
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Vidorreta is a business established in a town in La Rioja, Cervera del Rio Alhama, the espadrille cradle in Spain. It starts off in the late 1970s as an industry in the manufacturing of the Jute fibre, undergoing all the operations, such as, spinning, plaiting, warping, stitching and vulcanizing, to the manufacturing of the espadrille sole.
Fachada de Calzados VidorretaAfter many years acquiring knowledge in this material and having consolidated the market, Vidorreta passed on little by little to the design of its own espadrille collections.
First in the national market, later in the international market, and going to the trade fairs in this sector, Vidorreta is capable of reaching its clients within a careful commercial network, a diligent selection of samples and meticulous production.
With the manufacturing and commercialization of its product, Vidorreta wants to transmit its clients the commodity, freshness and transpiration that only a vegetable fibre like Jute can offer. With the added value that its a hand-made product and especially designed for your feet.
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A journey of exploration. The first Voile Blanche collection, ultra-light footwear inspired by the world of sailing, was launched in 2004. Starting with the first model made from the fabric of sails – Dacron – Voile Blanche is characterized by its innovative, linear style and constant attention to detail. The spirit of Voile Blanche continues its journey of exploration and never stops taking inspiration from people, respecting their style and habits. Only one rule: the continuous search for sartorial quality.
Research, technique and attention. Voile Blanche expresses a light and fluid style based on the harmony of lines and colours. The shapes are enhanced by innovative processing techniques and the high performance of the selected materials. Research, attention to detail and technology become distinctive elements and speak to an increasingly evolved consumer.
WEXFORD footwear are introduced in a historical territorial context of the Italian footwear industry: the district of Monsummano Terme in the province of Pistoia; here shoes are created by people whose passion for their job is a tradition that has been passed down in the family from generation to generation, from father to son. Thanks to their expertise in this ancient profession, they follow the Italian typical handicraft manufacturing, in order to obtain a result that goes far beyond quality footwear. Everything starts and ends inside the company; from the design of new models, to the accurate choice of raw materials, ending with the production and distribution of the product. The entire cycle is completely Made in Tuscany. Quality has always been a priority, which is pursued through all the passages of production, since this is the only way to obtain a high-level product. WEXFORD brand represents a new way of conceiving classical footwear in our contemporary world, through a concept of original style between tradition and innovation, technique and creativity.
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The Spanish brand Williot famously reinvents the class low top with simple styling and streamline design with an interesting mix of materials. Williot is a consolidated company established 31 years ago in Spain. Williot prides itself on finding new paths of distribution within the footwear industry. The humble team of designers hopes to watch the sneaker brand continuously evolve and reach out not only to men but also women and children.
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THANKS TO THE COLLABORATION WITH LIFEGATE, WOMSH IS PART OF THE ZERO IMPACT® PROJECT. Thanks to the collaboration with LIFEGATE, benchmark for the sustainable development through the business model “People, Planet e Profit”, Trade Promotions participates to the ZERO IMPACT® project: it was estimated the environmental impact generated by the whole lifecycle of the shoes “Womsh running” and “Womsh sneakers” considering the manufacturing process, the use and consumption of the main elements and resources, the product shipment and disposal at end of life. Thanks to ZERO IMPACT®, it will be reduced and offset the CO2 emissions contributing to the creation and the protection of more than 5.800 mq of growing forests in Rome, in the Volusia and Madonnetta areas.
SINCE 2010, LIFEGATE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MUNICIPALITY OF ROME, PARTICIPATES IN THE VEGETATION RECOVERY PROJECT Since 2010, LIFEGATE in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome, participates to the recovery vegetation project which is part of the interventions that the Municipality intends to implement to reach the targets set in the Kyoto Protocol. The increase of the forestal areas brings significant environmental benefits also on a local scale in terms of reducing noise and air pollution, regulation of microclimate and energy conservation, development of green areas accessible by the public and biodiversity. In the Volusia and Madonnetta areas were carried out reforestation and conservation activities for a total area of 66,000 square meters.
THE ZERO IMPACT® PROJECT IS THE FIRST ITALIAN PROJECT WHICH IMPLEMENTS THE KYOTO PROTOCOL Measures the environmental impact of activities, companies, products and people, calculating the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases (equivalent Kg of CO2) Reduces CO2 emissions through the implementation of consumption’s reductions and eco-efficiency projects Offsets CO2 emissions through reforestation and protection of woody areas in Italy and worldwide (Costa Rica, Panama and Madagascar). The project is supported by Italian and foreign Universities specialized in LCA, Life Cycle Assessment of the product for the scientific calculation of the environmental impact, and by the collaboration of Parks and Protected areas for activities concerning lands’ reforestation, planting, monitoring and safeguarding. The Modena’s Voluntary Ecological Guards periodically monitor the protected areas and verify the projects’ progress.
WOMSH - THE RECYCLABLE SNEAKERS
YOU’VE BOUGHT THEM, USED THEM FOR A LIFETIME AND NOW, IF FOR YOU ’ECOSUSTAINABLE’ IS MORE THAN JUST A WORD - YOU CAN RECYCLE THEM! How? Instead of the usual inefficient methods you can deposit them in our recycling bins available at our authorized resellers. And as an extra incentive we’ll give you a €10 Voucher for your next purchase, as a thank you for helping us help the environment. Your old Womsh sneakers will be used for the ’I Giardini di Betty’ project, backed by ESO - to make flooring for kids parks. Your old WOMSH sneakers will continue to live on in a new form and you’ll be part of a real eco-sustainable project! All woman products by WOMSH
The Wushu Ruyi story is tied to the story of two Italian brothers: Walter and Paolo Lorini. Two renowned champions, martial arts masters who turned the queen of the Asian disciplines into their source of absolute dedication: Wushu.
It’s 1968: the Lorini brothers are very young and are enrolled by their father as members of one of the earliest martial arts gyms in Milan. They start playing Karate and they become main protagonists of it very soon: Paolo racked up five wins in the Italian championship. Those victories were the prelude of a fundamental discovery: they took their next step on the path of a thousands-year old art that in Italy was still unknown. It’s 1978: Walter and Paolo are the first Italians who migrate to Wushu and focus on the practice of this discipline. They took part in the Italian National team from 1982 to 1987.
That year Walter wins the European Champion title in Barcelona, then he became the first Italian athlete awarded a gold metal of Taiji. Walter is the first Italian Shaolin monk (32nd generation).
Meanwhile, in 1985 Walter and Paolo created the first shoes specific for this sport: that’s how the “Wushu” were born. Authentic and unmistakable, only the “Wushu” sneakers are characterized by the RU YI: a very ancient Oriental symbol that is told by the historic knowledge to be the amulet belonging to the emperors of Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), while the spiritual wisdom says it had a very rich meaning. The RU YI, actually, is the instrument used to fulfill the desires of the heart.