You know the design process of crafting shoes is intricate, but working with the materials hand-in-hand is a different story. Take it from Carla De Freitas, the creative director of Via Spiga. She understands the language of different materials and how they feel and move with your feet. Freitas knows first-hand how to draw a fresh sketch, knowing it will work with the style and comfort of women like you. Finally, a woman knowing what other women crave!
Established in 1985, Via Spiga was named after a main street in Italy — Via Della Spiga, Milan. It was a famous Milan shopping district, and it was a time when the city was gaining recognition as a fashion capital. Women saw a shift in careers and society, so Via Spiga did well in capturing the moment.
The Italian footwear brand began creating shoes that appealed to the modern, traveling woman, made from sophisticated Italian craftsmanship at accessible price points.
The Construction of Via Spiga Women’s Shoes
From what started in the mid-1980s as a brand that focused on the silhouette and construction of footwear, Via Spiga now emphasizes the combination of technical fabrics and superior materials. Whether you’re drooling over the Via Spiga heels or Via Spiga pumps, attention to detail, incredible craftsmanship and manufacturing are at the forefront of their designs.
The brand takes pride in the love that goes into each process of collaborating and designing footwear. They source fine leather from Italy and work hard at fine-tuning the construction process of each shoe collection. In fact, more than 60 pairs of hands are a part of the creation of each shoe. Not too many other companies can say the same!
Half of the footwear construction occurs in Italy at their original factory that helped launch the brand. But throughout the decades, Via Spiga found that particular areas throughout the world are best for specific collections of shoes. They partner with different manufacturers to get the perfect silhouette, materials and craftsmanship. They aren’t afraid to branch out.
Who Is Carla De Freitas?
Carla De Freitas was born in Scotland and discovered her passion for footwear while attending The Royal College of Art in London. Her love for innovation, craft and fashion drives her inspiration. She began as a designer for global brands, then became the creative director for Via Spiga in 2016. She focuses on comfort and beautiful designs. Freitas believes that less is more and that she can get across a stronger message when she focuses on what’s important. She designs shoes for women who consider heel height, flexibility and the lightness of design.
Shop Our Collections Online
Anywhere from the Via Spiga Nikole collection of pumps to slides, loafers, sandals and sports designs, you will fall head over heels for the brand’s styles. Shoe-Inn works with Italian designers to deliver not only impeccable materials, but also the latest trends. Our selection of shoes support any modern woman and accompany you on any occasion. Shop our designer-level, quality shoes at affordable prices and receive free shipping on orders of more than $150.