They’re undeniably beautiful, striking, even, at first glance. This impression rings as true for glances that are stolen from across a crowded room as it is for long gazes shared by admirers at concerts, socials, and banquets. What makes the boots, shoes, and sandals that are crafted by Thierry Rabotin special, however, is the sachetto process that is used to manufacture each of their fine pieces of footwear.
Simply described, the sachetto process involves the creation of shoes without including any metal reinforcement or thermoplastic glue. Rather, this hand-crafted, delicate and time consuming process involves the careful, two-step application of a nappa lining to a shoe’s upper and the exclusive use of transpiring materials that are inserted between a shoe’s sole and lining. The purpose of this unique process is to strip a shoe of all un-necessary weight and to allow for as much articulation as possible along its entire length. Beyond the immediate relief that comes from having a lighter shoe, this elimination of rigidity results in footwear that feels more like a natural covering for the foot than a constraining vessel in which the foot must teach itself to fit into.
All of Thierry Rabotin’s shoes, therefore, start off with an advantage in lightness, comfort, and craftsmanship that no other shoe can match. This advantage is only enhanced by the high European styling that is used to turn each of their products into the very archetypes of what a beautiful shoe, boot, or sandal should look like. Because this gorgeous styling is enhanced by the special nature of their construction, all of their wearers feel as if they are walking in bare feet that, somehow, have been elevated above what nature itself could provide.
Unique crafting methods, comfort, and elegant design are not the only things that make Thierry Rabotin a legend in women’s shoes. Because their artisans have developed a broad, adaptable, and individually detailed and accented line of shoes, boots, and sandals, there is not only a Thierry Rabotin that’s perfect for every individual woman, but also an individual Thierry Rabotin shoe that’s perfect for any event that woman might choose to grace with her presence.