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Thierry Rabotin, Gelso

June 15 2018 05:19 PM

We know, we know! The very last thing that you want to think about right now is the fall season, especially when summer isn’t quite here yet! But hear us out because we’ve got an ankle bootie that you must see. We at Hanig’s are thrilled to give you a sneak peek of what to expect from the fall 2018 collection with a first look at a new Thierry Rabotin style. Like always, the world-renowned designer has managed to marry modernity with serious comfort in a fresh, exciting way. The Gelso ankle bootie, available in timeless black and jewel-inspired red, is a minimalist bootie fitted with cutting-edge insole technology and an easy slip-on style perfect for the woman on the go.Thierry Rabotin 2267 Gelso Bootie

The Thierry Rabotin family has perfected the sacchetto technique for years in order to give their fans styles that are not only hard-wearing and crafted of exquisite materials, but that also support foot health for a lifetime. Gelso is cut from superior suede with a supple texture and is designed utilizing an expert execution of the brand’s signature method. For all of the new lovers of Italian craftsmanship, the sacchetto technique is an age-old method that eliminates seams for a more natural fit. It makes for a lightweight shoe without any of the irritation associated with some high-end footwear. The Gelso bootie’s seamless construction and elasticized gussets hug the foot and create a sensation of walking on air. The round toe provides room for all ten toes to spread naturally, while a sculpted counter lightly supports the ankle with every stride. This style is finished off with a moderately cushioned footbed achieved through Poron innovation. Poron insole technology is a high-performance cushioning that is characterized by air permeable open-cells that resist collecting moisture and perspiration on the skin’s surface. Unlike other typical cushioning on the market, Poron materials maintain their size, shape, and fit, which may reduce your chances of developing calluses and blisters. This exceptional cushioning is designed to withstand breaking down even after multiple impacts to ensure you get plenty of years of wear out of your favorite shoe styles.

We’re dreaming of the Thierry Rabotin Gelso bootie in black paired with dark denim jeans and a long-sleeved buttoned down shirt for casual Friday at the office. Team up the red version with a turtleneck sweater and creased straight-legged pants for a look that’s mature, yet fashion-forward on date night. We love either color when worn with leggings and an oversize plaid patterned tunic for a look that’s relaxed and boyish. The possibilities are truly endless, but whichever way you choose to wear it, Thierry Rabotin’s Gelso shoe will meet you halfway and complement the way you express your sense of style.

Get your closet ready for fall while still enjoying the warm weather and sunshine when you stop into one of our convenient locations. Visit either of our brick-and-mortar stores located in scenic Wilmette or on bustling Michigan Avenue to get your pair today. If you prefer shopping online, we’re offering free shipping with every purchase over $99.90!



Smart, Casual Scandinavian Luxury with the Ilse Jacobsen Tulip

June 11 2018 10:56 PM
As spring is winding down and we start transitioning to summer, it’s time to think about the ultimate go-to shoe! This season we’re craving something with an easy style, contemporary aesthetic, and the flexible support that shoe lovers desire. What you need in your closet is a stylish flat that can withstand hours walking the corridors of an art museum or just enjoying vanilla ice cream at
a park bench on a sunny afternoon. So, we decided to look to Danish brand Ilse Jacobsen to bring us a signature summer style fit for season-long fun and leisure. Tulip by Ilse Jacobsen
For over two decades, Ilse Jacobsen has drawn inspiration from the picturesque seaside resort town of Hornbæk. Sitting on the north coast of Sjælland, the island was originally a small fishing village around a natural harbor.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Hornbæk became famous as a top destination for artists and honeymooners. Ilse Jacobsen embraces the port’s landscape and culture to create a luxury brand highlighted by maritime hues and elemental silhouettes modeled after Scandinavian urban living.
It is for all of these reasons that we at Hanig’s are thrilled to introduce the super-cool Tulip sneaker in our
newest collection. This casual shoe is designed with a laser-cut upper with a notched vamp for maximum
The ultra-flexible white sole supports natural movement of the foot, while the cushioned footbed and sawtooth sole lend themselves to all-day comfort. Available in on-trend mule and classic sneaker silhouettes, the charming Tulip has been re-imagined in eight fabulous colors and finishes ranging from neutral to poppy. Choose from feminine adobe rose pink, smoky grey, timeless black, rich latte brown, nautical navy blue, metallic copper and silver, and punchy raspberry red. This everyday style fits into your closet with ease and can adapt to any personal style. Slip into the sneaker version with a relaxed T-shirt and paper-bag culotte shorts for a day of hot dogs and craft beer at the baseball field. Pair the mule with a loose-fitting jersey knit jumpsuit for a refreshing, sporty look that doesn’t skimp on comfort on a laid-back date night. Our favorite way to wear either version is on vacation, though. Tulip covers all of the bases with its ease of wearability in dry and wet climates.
Tulip in GreyWhether you’re sipping on a glass of merlot in Palermo, Italy or headed to a French Polynesian beach, Ilse Jacobsen’s Tulip is a summer getaway must-have. Save room in your suitcase for travel keepsakes when you bring along the trendy, all-encompassing Tulip to team with any look. You’ll be ready for just about any activity and cut down on time choosing your daily outfit when you make sure to pack the Ilse Jacobsen Tulip in your carry-on bag.
 Get your hands on your favorite pair of playful Tulip sneakers before they’re gone! Step into our scenic Wilmette location at 1515 Sheridan Road, or stop by our downtown store on Michigan Avenue.
For our cyber junkies, enjoy free shipping when you buy two pairs of the Isle Jacobsen Tulip sneaker from the web store today


Thierry Rabotin Willis Walking Sandals

May 29 2018 05:01 PM

Thierry Rabotin Willis Walking Sandals
OK Arnold, here’s the rub: Thierry Rabotin just released the Willis, a fabulous pair of walking sandals in navy blue camo, and Hanig’s is rolling them in for their summer offering. These cross band sandals are bona fide perfect for standing out on the brunch patio or taking a long, leisurely stroll with your favorite belle or beau on a balmy summer night.

Stand Out in Camouflage Sandals

 Thierry Rabotin 1348 Willis Navy SandalGo to postThe military look is in full swing this season and the Willis has got. It. down. without being too extra about the hoo-ah. The navy blue camo upper is suitable for wear either on a casual Friday at work or for a long brunch with your friends. Slip these puppies on with a white pair of cropped denim jeans or a loose linen maxi dress and a long chain for a chic yet comfortable look.

Walk on air in Stylish and Comfortable Sandals

The world-renowned makers at  Thierry Rabotin’s Italy facility put a lot of time, though, and care into the design and construction of their shoes. Each pair of Thierry Rabotin shoes is made of all natural materials and is designed to keep you comfortable during long periods of wear. The shoes are also constructed by hand using methods that ensure the bed of the shoe will conform to the foot and won’t rub or injure the foot.

Rabotin’s shoes also come with hidden bonus features. In the Willis walking sandal, you will find a padded footbed with a hidden arch support that will keep your feet happy no matter how long you stand or stroll. Off to a packed patio party? No problem, the hidden cushioning in the footbed has you covered. Planning to take a long sunset stroll through Lincoln Park with someone special? With a nappa leather heel strap that doesn’t rub or cut, you’re good to go.

Where to Find the Thierry Rabotin Willis Sandal
Looking for shoe stores in Chicago that carry the Willis? Hanig’s Footwear has you covered. Hanig’s is a born and bred Chicago shoe store with one location in the Plaza Del Lago in Wilmette and another in the 875 North Michigan building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.




Zama Wedge from Thierry Rabotin

May 15 2018 06:10 PM

New at Hanig’s for the spring season is the Zama wedge from Thierry Rabotin! Coming to you in several fashionable color choices, including navy and taupe domino, the Zama wedge is a much cooler alternative to the classic sneaker. Its ultra-fine microfiber construction is an excellent vegan replacement for suede. Microfiber fibers are smaller than the diameter of silk for a rivaling soft texture. The material wicks away moisture, is easier to clean, and hard-wearing. Zama is printed with a utilitarian “Domino” camouflage pattern in monochrome. The high vamp of the upper creates a comfortable slip-on throat style that hugs and supports the entire foot. A one-inch wedge heel is covered with supple nappa leather, lightly propping up the shoe body for just enough height with a non-slip rubber tread bottom. All-in-all, Thierry Rabotin’s Zama wedge is a low-key, chic option that will fit right into your luxury shoe collection.

Zama Peach Navy

As you know, Thierry Rabotin specializes in the ages-old sacchetto technique that eliminates seams throughout the upper for a lightweight interior. This method supports the natural movement of the foot with each step that you take for ultimate comfort. This time around, though, the Italian footwear label took comfort even further with the Zama wedge. The best feature of this style is the innovative Poron® insole. Poron® is an energy-activated cushioning that instantaneously reacts to each step that you take. The secret of Poron® is open-cell foam signature technology. These cells reduce and redirect shockwave impact away from the foot for an “energy efficient stride.” This unique technology also promotes airflow and breathability to keep feet dry and fresh through Microban® Antimicrobial Protection. What does all of this mean for you? It means all-day confidence and long-lasting wear so that you can enjoy your daily errands and adventures free from foot aches and pains and odor. Thierry Rabotin Zama Wedge

While we’re sure that you’re already impressed with Zama’s revolutionary design, the benefits don’t stop there. This wedge is a must-have for its versatility. A game-changer, this style can adapt to just about any of your playtime activities with ease. Take a trip to the museum campus with your best friends in cuffed denim jeans and a matching jacket for an on-trend look. Out and about and just want to be simple, yet cute? Throw on a hooded blanket coat and structured-knit leggings for a look that’s pared down and effortlessly stylish. You can even make your commute back home more restorative when you slip into the Zama wedge as a transition shoe after a day of wearing pumps at the office. Whatever the occasion, Thierry Rabotin’s Zama wedge will provide continuous support and unwavering style to get you through your day.

Experience the pioneering footwear technology of Poron® in the chic Thierry Rabotin Zama wedge when you stop into either of our convenient Chicagoland locations, Plaza del Lago in Wilmette and the downtown Chicago John Hancock Building. If you prefer to shop online, we’re happy to offer free UPS ground shipping at the checkout!



​Thierry Rabotin Zoilo Platform Loafers

May 08 2018 06:58 PM

Fresh and ready for the Spring-Summer-Fall seasons is the Thierry Rabotin Zoilo platform loafer, a smart, lightweight smoking slipper-style shoe available in black leather and taupe suede. Wear this subdued yet stylish loafer to work or during a long-haul flight.

 Zolio in Taupe

Walk on air in Stylish and Comfortable Sandals

The world-renowned makers at  Thierry Rabotin’s Italy facility put a lot of time, thought, and care into the design and construction of their shoes. Each pair of Thierry Rabotin shoes is made of all natural materials and is designed to keep you comfortable whether you’re on your feet all day or live in your skirt suits from 7 to midnight. The shoes are also constructed by hand using the sacchetto method, a special type of shoemaking method that ensures the interior part of the shoe will conform to the foot and won’t cause any blistering or injury to your heel. 

The Zoilo Platform loafer comes with all the trappings of Thierry Rabotin shoes. This low, 1-inch heeled shoe is lined with soft, seamless leather and a moderately supportive footbed with Poron Comfort cushioning throughout. The shoe also has a thin rubber sole with a strong tread to keep you steady in wet and dry conditions.


Smoking Slippers, Elevated

The Zoilo is lightweight and easy to wear either for long days spent at the office or during a long-haul flight. Pair your black or taupe suede Zoilos with your neatest suit or a smart white pencil skirt and a striped top. For a more casual look, try wearing your Zoilos with a pair of jeans, an airy blue scarf, and a wool vest.

Zolio in Black
Where to Find the Thierry Rabotin Zoilo Platform Loafer

Looking for shoe stores in Chicago that carry the Zoilo? Hanig’s Footwear has you covered. Hanig’s is a born and bred Chicago shoe store with one location in the Plaza Del Lago in Wilmette and another in the 875 North Michigan building (Formerly the Hancock, #RIP) on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.