Speaking of artisanal women’s shoes made in Italy, we have to acknowledge that high heels are one of the most necessary items in women’s fashion. Worn with elegance, they give charm and sensuality to every woman. Impossible not to love them.
Nevertheless, as a real Venetian, I know very well all the suffering that my city gives to those who wear heels. In Venice we all walk a lot and on the Istria stones, which are never perfectly aligned and have differing heights.
There is an old Italian proverb that says “You have to suffer to be beautiful” and nowhere more than Venice is this more appropriate.
Therefore in Venice, out of necessity, flat shoes are a must-have. No heels and a lot of comfort to enjoy a city that you can discover and make yours just by walking on your feet. My city is a “flat” city in herself: same level as the sea and no slopes at all, if we don’t take into consideration the 435 bridges that connect her!
The image of a beautiful woman craving for a comfortable pair of shoes in front of my boutique in San Marco, after just an hour of walking through calles and campielli on 12cm heels, is the most frequent.
The idea of creating a shoe that, from Venice to New York to Tokyo, would solve this impasse met with my love for an image of a woman that would be able to express elegance, authenticity and seduction even when forced to give up her stilettos.
Handmade with refined and decorated colourful materials in my workshop in the historical centre of Venice, these shoes, which might seem casual, are enhanced by cockades, ribbons, Swarovski or vintage elements, sometimes found in a market stand in Paris, London or Prague, making them absolutely original..
Unique pieces that I dream up and make for every season of the year, these flat shoes are perfect for every moment of the day, for a gala night, for an aperitivo or to go shopping.
Last but not least, matched, in pattern and colour, with a collection of bags, scarfs and fashion accessories, with combinations that enhance every outfit, these flats express a charming and chic soul to which no Prince Charming will be able to resist.
And if you think about it, isn’t walking around the world and seducing while being totally relaxed and comfortable the secret wish of every Cinderella inside of us?
Where to find my flat shoes
In my boutique Venetia in Piazza San Marco, in the heart of Venice!
San Marco, Frezzeria 1286
tel: (+39) 041 5224426
Order them online!
Write an email or call 0039 041 5224426
My shoes can be shipped all around the world!