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​Relaxed Italiana Style

Posted by Victoria Lett on Jan 14th 2020

The all-new Naomi 8800CM and Nives 8806CM flats from Thierry Rabotin spin casual, everyday style with a dose of distinctively Italian flair.


When it comes to style, the ‘Made in Italy’ stamp is synonymous with tangible virtues of quality, craftsmanship, and high design. Italian women embody this three-pronged ethos with their own idiosyncratic panache in the way that they dress. Their wardrobes are built off of items that transcend seasons, natural materials, and tailored basics. Emulating their iconic style persona starts from the bottom up, and our favorite Italian designer, Thierry Rabotin, translates them into footwear that’s easy for any woman anywhere to accomplish.


After a season of nonstop holiday parties, we’re ready to tone it down a bit without skimping on our personal style. The rulebook of Italian sartorialism calls for a mix of born confidence, unwavering construction standards for daily ease, and a timeless aesthetic. Thierry Rabotin’s starting lineup introduces the Nives and Naomi: two fresh takes on the ballet flat. Redefining a wardrobe standard, these new interpretations bring to the fore the legendary designer’s philosophy of comfort grounded in heritage techniques and modern chic.



THIERRY RABOTIN Nives 8800CM Black Taffetas


The Nives 8800CM and Naomi 8806CM are sister styles reinventing the classic ballet flat with their own unique personalities. Nives comes in black taffetas leather designed with a round toe, a reinforced rear panel, and minimal stitching for comfort. Simple and sophisticated, the Naomi in leather is optioned in black, red, and color-blocked white/black. Bottom treading grants traction while encouraging a sense of unrestricted movement across the foot. Created using the famed sacchetto method, Nives and Naomi contour to the shape of your foot unlike other flats that are unforgiving and flimsy. Each women’s shoe slips on via an elasticized throat, allowing quick dressing for the woman on-the-go. Their sturdy rubber outsoles offer durability and non-slip resistance.


Transition from your 9-to-5 to Saturday feels in minimalist yet on-trend styles from Thierry Rabotin. Wear the black Nives 8800CM with a striped dress featuring a tie-neck collar. Simple jewelry accents take you from your desk to dinner in a snap. For chillier days in the red iteration, we recommend opting for a turtleneck shirt and fitted dress pants. A tweed jacket that hits below the hip and a set of tiered necklaces tops it off. On the weekend, match the color-block pair with a free-flowing tunic dress for a laid-back look. Accessorize with a crossbody bag for hands-free utility. Play up the Naomi 8806CM ballet flat in a crisp white shirt tucked into belted culotte pants with an enchained shoulder bag for Sunday brunch. To start off the workweek, conquer the Monday blues wearing a wrap skirt and graphic sweater.



The Nives 8800CM and Naomi 8806CM shoes are must-haves for professional office looks or casual weekend plans. Refresh your closet of style staples with these comfortable and versatile women’s flats at the Thierry Rabotin shop in Hanig’s Footwear. Pre-order them online at www.hanigs.com. Explore other flat leather shoes for women at our stores in downtown Chicago and at Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago shopping center.