Italy and high-quality shoes go hand in hand (or foot in foot), so look no further than this varied and intriguing collection from Maripé, a brand whose commitment to at once classic and original designs has spread its popularity beyond their Riviera del Brenta homeland.
This collection from Maripé brings a luxe take to traditional trainer shapes. Classic, round-toe lace-up forms are souped up with metallic laces or upper material, or crafted from high-quality suede or calf leather. A high-fashion, mix-and-match aesthetic is channelled here with a patchwork of materials and textures: complete your catwalk status with a very-much-in-vogue metallic knife-pleat midi skirt. Flat riding or knee-high boots offer sure-footed elegance. Traditional brogues and tassel-topped loafers are given a modern twist with a white rubber sole and cork middle layer that lighten up your look - perfect with pale linen trousers and an open-necked shirt for glamorous beach bar drinks. Look for playful graphic badges stitched onto the upper material and team with a quirky logo tee to double the fun.
A pair of shoes from this Maripé collection will give you a lift in height as well as style status. Black-heeled boots mean business - with sumptuous textures and patterns, they're a way into a Venetian carnival aesthetic when paired with a frilly midi dress. Military-style boots feature chunky heels, with runway-inspired, exaggerated tracking at the sole. Team with a parka, boyfriend jeans and a baggy T-shirt for a grungy vibe. Look for decadent extras on Maripé shoes such as big buckles, studs or encrusted gemstones. Kitten heels won’t take you to such dizzying heights, but are demure, sophisticated and office-appropriate with a pencil skirt and blouse.