I was inspired to design Pia after watching a ballerina customize her shoes before a rehearsal. I watched as she repeatedly flexed the toe, scored the sole and adjusted and re-adjusted the straps. I designed Pia to be deconstructed and customizable: the fit is adjusted by using the elastic cord (the bow at the front is functional, not just decorative).
To achieve Pia’s comfortable fit, I sourced soft and supple Italian nappa, added a discreet heel, padded the insole and use a reinforced spinal back. Pia’s elegant silhouette is enhanced by the elongated toe shape.