​Historic Italian Soul, Modern Visage: Pas de Rouge Returns to Hanig’s Footwear

​Historic Italian Soul, Modern Visage: Pas de Rouge Returns to Hanig’s Footwear

Sep 6th 2019

The designer women’s shoe label matches the tradition of yesterday with the latest fashion trends.

Returning to Hanig’s Footwear this season is a designer women’s shoe label lauded for its fusion of Italian tradition and contemporary style. Calling Venice home for over three decades, Pas de Rouge unites the nation’s history of craftsmanship with fashion-forward modernism to create their signature style. The world-class brand pays meticulous attention to detail, presenting today’s women with fashionable yet comfortable shoes for everyday. Each pair is handcrafted by artisans in Riviera del Brenta of Veneto, a global center of shoe excellence that dates back to the early 1200s. Considered the heart of the country’s shoe industry, the location is known to produce some of the luxury industry’s most sought-after designer shoes year after year. Pas de Rouge is helmed by master craftsmen whose art relies on centuries-old manufacturing processes like the “sacchetto” method. Each stage is closely monitored to ensure the highest quality product.

Tradition recontextualized, Pas de Rouge women’s shoes are hinged on femininity, absolute refinement, and fresh concepts. The Italian brand combines more than 60 elements to make each pair of shoes using cutting-edge components specifically engineered for comfort. Specialty rubber soles are used to absorb up to 50% of shock impact, while the heels are laser-cut from lightweight materials for abrasion resistance. Top quality hides are hand chosen for their suppleness and natural elasticity, allowing the shoe to mold to the foot over time and develop a customized fit. Pas de Rouge’s use of the rare sacchetto technique (slip lasting) is an integral part of its ethos as it represents the centuries of artisanal culture and excellence. The process involves sewing the lining and insole to the upper to create a sack that gives structure and shape. This supports and welcomes the foot at each step of the gait cycle. The precise production process is entrusted to the eyes and touch of expert artisans, guaranteeing excellence in each and every pair.

Pas de Rouge label specializes in all facets of the modern-day woman’s life by providing her with silhouettes for any occasion, ranging from work-ready pumps and street-cool sneakers to relaxed slippers and versatile brogues. Standout colors, funky embellishments, and luxurious materials are worked into each collection from season to season to create a narrative both classic and glamorous. Every shoe is finished with distinctive red lining, which serves as a stamp of authenticity. A peek at the upcoming selection of Pas de Rouge shoes at Hanig’s Footwear spotlights women’s oxfords and ankle boots. Going from day to night with ease, the capsule collection echoes fall trends with a melange of texture, rich color mixes, and updated finishes.

Rediscover Italy’s Pas de Rouge at Hanig’s Footwear! See the collection at either one of our Chicagoland stores conveniently located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place or at the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette. Shop with us online at, and receive complimentary UPS ground shipping with every order $99.90 or more.