​Rewriting a Classic: The New Thierry Rabotin Grayson

Aug 6th 2019

A wardrobe mainstay updated for the Fall 2019 collection.

Headlining the Fall 2019 collection at Thierry Rabotin is the Grayson, a ballet flat coveted for its grace and luxurious minimalism. The brand preserves its ethos of traditional refinement, elegance, and exceptional comfort by updating the multi-occasion icon with a refresh inspired by the season’s autumnal tones and material stories. Exclusive to the Hanig’s Footwear shoe collection, the Grayson in burgundy exudes the sophistication, all-day wearability, and class you’ve come to know and love from the Italian brand.

Priced at $425 and handcrafted by footwear artisans in-house, this all-new burgundy iteration of the Grayson flat carries a supple suede upper contrasted by a patent leather cap-toe for a timeless juxtaposition of textures. While a bow at the front plays up the feminine aesthetic, grosgrain throat trim and nubuck inner lining provide a comforting finish. Its signature bright footbed supports the arch with lightweight cushioning to keep you on your feet. A minimal use of seams achieved via the sacchetto technique, which is the jewel of the company’s crown, confers a unique softness to the shoe, yet does not deprive it of its structure. Thierry Rabotin’s meticulous attention to design shines through underfoot, as well. The rubber outsole is constructed with a shock-absorbent property that evenly distributes impact. Shallow grooves supply flexibility, creating a platform that follows the foot’s intuition through the gait cycle for a more natural step. A pancake heel sits below it all for just enough height and additional support.

We love Thierry Rabotin’s Grayson shoe for its versatility, making it a viable option to take you from your desk to drinks after dark. As your office assistant, pair it with slim-fit dress pants and a silkened button-down shirt. Accessorize with a belt in mock reptile skin, your favorite everyday jewelry, and a trapezoidal handbag for finishing touches. A pleated surplice dress on standby gets you ready for a romantic night out on the town right afterwards. Our style experts also recommend it for special occasions. Pair it with an A-line skirt and ruffled top, or use it as a transition shoe to maintain your stylish look while seeking relief from a set of pumps. Perfect for vacationing, too, the Grayson flat makes the ultimate travel companion. Pack your luggage with garments in the season’s on-trend fabrications such as flared denim, a velvet blouse, a tweed skirt, and outdoorsy fleece for a rotation that teeters on a 70s redux.

Snag the Grayson ballet flat in the newest burgundy makeover for your collection of Thierry Rabotin footwear. Find it and the latest selection of women’s shoes for the Fall 2019 season at your nearest Hanig’s Footwear store. Conveniently located at two luxury shopping destinations in the Chicagoland area, you’ll find us at Plaza del Lago in Wilmette and in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. Discover our entire collection of designer shoes online at Enjoy complimentary UPS ground shipping when you spend $99.90 today.