Often you are invited to a party or some special occasion and the indecision is always the same: what footwear to wear?

In this article we give you some ideas of look and footwear to wear for these occasions.

Let’s start with a classic, that is a little black dress … what shoes can you pair with?

A classic black sheath dress can perfectly match a shoe like a décolleté with heel, for example a classic black sheath dress perfectly matches the article F509 Perla model by Mara Bini that with its elegance maintains the refined style of the dress enhancing the look with the red color and with the particular of the leather tassel in the front of the shoe.

If, on the other hand, we want to wear a dress such as a sheath dress but in a colored or printed version, you can also combine this with a décolleté, for example if you wear a spotted or animalier print dress, which we saw was very fashionable for this autumn winter 2018 – 2019, the ideal is to combine it with an elegant and sober shoe like the F566 model Perla by Mara Bini, an elegant shoe embellished by the golden accessory on the front.

Choosing instead to wear a beautiful long dress in fantasy or solid color, perhaps a neutral color, the most appropriate shoe to give a little ‘tone to the look is a trunk with talcum.

For example, if you wear a long taupe or brown dress you can perfectly match the F515 Perla Tr model by Mara Bini: a very elegant and fashionable heel with a golden circular buckle on the side of the shoe .

Another ideal look for a winter party is the classic shirt with palazzo pants.

The ideal look is composed of a classic white shirt (you can also opt for a shirt with some details) and black palazzo trousers combined with a beautiful classic trunks such as for example the F517 model Perla Tr by Mara Bini from the classic line elegant.

For those who do not like the heel you can opt for a ballerina or a classic shoe.

With a dress with a knee-length skirt in a neutral color or with a print, the ballerina is perfectly combined, for example if you wear a black dress with a long-knee-length skirt, the Lydia F507 model, very metallic in color fashion for this fall winter season 2018 -2019, is the right choice, also because, with the studs applied in the front of the shoe, makes the look less banal and stylish.

The classic shoe can be combined perfectly with a colored jumpsuit or in print, for example you can wear a red jumpsuit and match a shoe like the F549 model Chiara by Mara Bini, a classic black shoe but with details that they make it very stylish, like the golden accessory on the front of the shoe and the pony tongue.

In the last article we learned what will be the fashion for the world of footwear in the fall / winter 2018/2019 season. In this article instead we see together the essential shoes to have in our shoe rack for the season that is almost upon us.

Let’s start with the most beloved footwear by the women: the classic décolleté. Also for this season it is confirmed as a must in the fashion world.

In the classic version or with the addition of elegant accessories, décolleté can be worn on various occasions. For example, the article F521 Perla model by Mara Bini in its elegance and simplicity can be safely worn with a simple look to wear every day, such as jeans and shirt, or combined with a dress for a more elegant look.

The second shoe is a shoe that has been very fashionable also for the 2018 summer season, we are talking about the moccasin. Also in this case we find several different items, from the moccasin enriched with accessories such as the article F503 Lidia model by Mara Bini, to go to the more classic as the F537 model Gioia, up to the moccasin with more rock character embellished by small studs like the article F507 Lidia model. The moccasin is a type of “passe – par tout” footwear, perfect to wear in the office with a more informal look or for a more elegant evening, and perfectly matches both a trouser and a skirt.

Another essential shoe for this season is the low-heeled ankle boot. Ideal when you want to dampen a too formal look, such as a dress and give a more sporty touch to the look without exaggerating. For example, the article by Mara Bini F500 model Lidia Tr is perfect to wear with a beautiful dress and to lighten the look, while the article F498 model Lidia Tr with the particularity of the laces enhances any type of look.

For those who prefer a more masculine and elegant look, the ideal footwear is a refined shoe like the F548 article or the F549 model Chiara by Mara Bini, ideal to wear with an elegant outfit in the office or for an important occasion. even with a more casual look with jeans, shirt and jacket.

The last shoe is the log with high talcum. Chunky and comfortable heel and the trunk can be worn anywhere. Every day to go to the office or to do errands or with a dress for a more elegant and formal evening. Also for this article we can find various articles with different characteristics. The article F524 model Fabia Tr by Mara Bini is a simple and elegant stub which really matches any type of look but with the particularity of the zipper on the back that gives a further touch of elegance to the shoe, or the F515 model item Pearl Tr which is embellished with a particular buckle.

We have the pleasure to invite you to visit our stand and discover the new collection by Mara Bini. Micam – Milan PAV 3 STAND C22 from 16th to 19th September 2018.

Assuming that a right shoe for your foot should not hurt you and despite the fact that, at the time of the various tests before the purchase, the shoe looks perfect for you, it may happen that the footwear, after a few times you wear it, may hurt you.

In this article we give you some little advice to prevent your new shoes from hurting you.

If you feel too narrow shoes for example, there are various methods to try to enlarge them, we recommend two that for us are the most valid:

  1. to try to widen the footwear too tight, the first advice we give you is to wear a few hours at home with the double sock, so the shoes should slowly widen.
  2. The second advice of the case, perhaps the safest, is to put in your shoes shapes made of plastic or wood to make them widen so as to solve the problem.

If instead the shoes are too wide, the advice we give you in this case is to buy an insole and insert it into your shoe so as to make it narrower.

For the problem instead of the straps, which can cause irritation or blisters, the most useful advice we can give you is to buy special pads that you can find on the market in the form of adhesive strips. Just apply them in the edge of your straps and you’re done. Likewise, if you experience discomfort in the back of the heel and you have bladders there, you can easily buy valid adhesive silicone pads for the heel.

The last quick tips we give you are the following:

– Never buy shoes with swollen feet;

– At the time of purchase try the shoe, get up and take a few steps to better evaluate the fit of the shoe and any discomfort;

– Just after the purchase, before wearing shoes to go out, wear shoes at home to ensure that the shoe is best suited to the foot;

– Buy only excellent quality shoes , such as shoes by Mara Bini that, thanks to the slip-lasting method, they will give you maximum comfort combined with elegance and sportiness.

Mara Bini presents the new Capsule Collection Tripon: it is a continuous sporting item, a mix of comfort, thanks to the slip lasting method, and quality, thanks to the precious leathers like the Tripon leather.

The slip lasting method is a special process that makes the shoe comfortable and flexible, in fact, thanks to this processing are excluded all the rigid components from the shoe.

Moreover, the side zip closure offers a more comfortable and easy use of the shoe, while the medium-sized heel gives a touch of elegance and refinement that does not affect the excellent wearability of these new models.

The Tripon leather, however, is made up of small but selected top-quality leathers of Mexican little goats.

Through slip lasting method combined with the use of Tripon leather, Mara Bini gives the shoes of the Capsule Tripon collection shine, elegance, lightness and the certainty of wearing a fine and fashionable shoe.

“The foot has 28 bones, 27 joints, 100 ligaments, 25 muscles and a highly branched nervous and capillary system. It takes a shoe that is worthy. ”

–  Anonymous

Shoes are an essential part of our look, especially for women and shoes, you know, are always an object of desire, in fact every occasion is good to buy a new pair!

But in addition to the aesthetic factor, beauty and fashion to be followed at all costs, shoes must be comfortable and of good quality to offer the foot the best comfort, especially for those who wear shoes throughout the day.

Especially in the case of those who, perhaps due to work necessity, must remain standing for several consecutive hours and could consequently incur problems in the feet, knees or back, it is important to wear shoes of excellent quality to not make the situation worse.

That’s why Mara Bini has decided to set itself as the first goal, for its own production of footwear, the comfort that every final customer is constantly looking for.

Thanks to the special slip lasting method, adopted by Mara Bini, the shoes are comfortable, light and so soft that they can be folded simply by holding them between thumb and forefinger.

Through this process it is possible to eliminate all the most rigid materials, allowing the foot total comfort, both on the lower shoes and on those with a few centimeters of heel.

In addition to this aspect, Mara Bini also cares about the highest quality materials, to make the shoes perfect also from the material point of view, in terms of durability, resistance and wellbeing of the foot. Moreover, thanks to the creativity of its designers and modellers, Mara Bini shoes, as well as comfortable, are also fashionable and can match the always refined comfort with style and beauty, thus satisfying even the most demanding tastes of their customers.

If you are looking for a quality shoe able to last over time, comfortable to wear for many hours without your foot having to ask for mercy and finally without giving up the aesthetic beauty of the shoe, then come and discover the vast Spring Summer collection 2018 by Mara Bini.

As there are general good manners rules, there are also rules of etiquette concerning the world of footwear.

Below we list the rules to keep in mind not to make a bad impression and to always respect etiquette.

Heel height: heel height changes for every different moment of the day. However there may be exceptions due to the participation in some special event.

In general, the square, big or cigar heel should be worn during the day. While the high stiletto heel should only be worn in the evening.

The ideal heel should have a height between 5 cm and 8 cm.

As for the low shoes, without heels, the etiquette does not prohibit them, but neither does it recommend them because a low shoe affects the elegance of posture and femininity.

Open shoes: open shoes must absolutely be worn with super-groomed feet. According to the etiquette, open shoes should not be worn in places of worship or in the workplace.

Another rule of etiquette says that in a formal context, even if with open shoes, very light collant should be worn. This year fashion has changed the look by wearing the socks with the open shoes, going against the etiquette.

Models: according to the etiquette, the three essential shoes for a woman are: décolleté, open toe and the chanel model. In basic colors so you can combine them with different outfits.

Color: the classic color for the shoes are black, nude and leather. For the evening, shoes of metallic colors and jeweled shoes are allowed, keeping in mind not to overdo the accessories.

As for the combination of shoes and bags, we refer you to our recent article that you can find HERE.

Stockings: as already mentioned, the stockings, according to the etiquette, are to be worn with the open shoes only in formal contexts, while for the closed shoes the socks must always be worn.

As a last rule, etiquette states that shoes must always be clean and intact.

You have to take care of them, keep them clean and in case of broken heels or damaged soles resort to the help of a shoemaker.

Have you ever heard of the “Cioppine”?

In this article we will tell you the story of the ancient Venetian shoes: the cioppine.

In the twelfth century in Venice the shoemakers gathered in guilds called “Caleghèri” and “Zavateri” which also included the category of “Solarii”, ie those who produced the soles for shoes, and the category of “Patitari”, who instead produced the hooves called “Socchi” or “zanghe” with a wooden or cork sole.

With the influence of the various Oriental – Byzantine and Ottoman – Chinese styles, due to the many commercial exchanges that affected the Venice area, the shoes took new forms.

This is how the famous Venetian shoes were born: the Cioppine!

The cioppine were particular feminine shoes, equipped with a large wedge and used by all the ladies to walk around the streets of Venice.

Visitors from all over the world often made stops in Venice just to see the ladies wandering with the cioppine to the feet, shoes that made walking difficult.

The height of the wedge could even reach 50 cm and sometimes two helpers were needed to assist and help the lady get on shoes.

In this way they became a form of wealth index, the higher the wedge was, the more important the Lady was wearing it.

In this regard, the Venice Serenissima in the year 1430 issued a law that limited the height of the wedge to a normal size, about 8 cm.

But the law was completely ignored by all the people who continued to wear the cioppine.

In fact, even the Venetian husbands favored their use, since they limited the risk that their wives went around (because of the difficulty to walk on them) while they were out of town for work.

Even the ecclesiastical authorities approved them because these shoes, which limited the movements, discouraged activities that were considered sinful for them, including dance.

The wedges were then covered with leather or velvet, and the fabric of the cioppine was often the same used then also for the dress.

The cioppine became fashionable also in Spain, France, England and even in China.

They were then banned after many women suffered abortions due to falls caused by the use of excessively high footwear.

There are shoes that, for better or for worse, have gone down in history, or in any case somehow remember its existence even in legends and stories.

How not to mention then, at the beginning, the god Mercury, Hermes correspondent of Greek mythology, and his winged shoes, the famous Talari. This attribute did not mean anything but his role as messenger of the Gods, and for this reason which representation would have been better if not the wings to sandals to send the messages as quickly as possible!

In China, starting from 900 AD until the first half of the twentieth century, that is for almost a thousand years, the practice for women to bandage their feet and to dress very small and narrow shoes was in vogue, since this, at the time, represented a symbol of purity and nobility . This is the so-called Golden Lotus or Golden Lilies, a poetic name used to describe this Chinese practice of artificial deformation of female feet. The reference to the flower that sways in the wind was in fact due to the oscillating gait that the feet so placed gave to the woman. According to legend, the practice of the Golden Lotus arose around 900 AD. from an imperial concubine. To get hold of the favor of the emperor, she had bandaged his feet with long bands of white silk and then danced the Dance of the moon on the Lotus flower.

In Krakow, on the other hand, there is an episode that binds a refined shoe, the noble foot that wore it and its imprint on a church stone. We are talking about the church of the Carmelite Fathers in Piasek, whose historical foundation is linked to the figures of Hedwig and Ladislao Jagellone, who commissioned the construction of the building at the end of the fourteenth century. According to a popular story in fact the wise and good Queen Hedwig went one day to the church still under construction. At a certain point, however, she realized that one of the masons who worked there had a very sad and resigned face. So the sovereign, always a gentle soul, worried about him and then learned that the worker’s sadness was due to the economic difficulties he was facing, especially because of the impossibility of buying the medicines necessary to make his seriously ill wife recover. Hedwig then did not hesitate any longer and decided to help him: he put her foot on a block of stone, untied the gold buckle from the shoe and gave it to the worker, aware that, by selling it, he would earn money needed. Once the queen had gone away, the man saw the imprint that her shoe had left on the still soft clay. Thus, in memory of the goodness and generosity of the sovereign, he has walled the block with the imprint of the shoe in the wall of the church with the date engraved: the year was 1390.

A curiosity about shoes with heels: unlike what you might think, it was not a woman to introduce them first in their shoe rack and show off with ease, but a man, the king of France Louis XIV, who, not being able to boast of a particularly important stature, sought remedy, or at least tried to do it, using this little help.

Another anecdote instead concerns the famous pianist and composer Fryderyk Chopin. The latter was invited to lunch by a rich shoemaker who, at the end of the meal, asked the master to sit at the piano saying: “just to show me how to do it”. So, in response, Chopin returned the invitation and after having lunch with the shoemaker, he brought a small table and all the shoemaker’s tools and asked the guest to make a shoe for him, starting with: “just to see how it’s done”.

The shoes were protagonists or co-stars on many famous films, magic shoes, which set up fashion or simply worn.

Let’s see together the eight most famous films in which shoes were a fundamental part of the plot.

  • MAGIC OF OZ: in the famous movie “The Wizard of Oz” inspired by the story told in the books “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” the protagonist Dorothy wears the magical red shoes that had the power to take her home or carry it wherever she wanted.
  • IN HER SHOES: the film “In Her Shoes” talks about two completely different sisters, who have no interest in common, apart from their great passion for shoes.
  • CENERENTOLA: the story of Cinderella in the film, in cardboard or in books we all know it. It is the classic story in which shoes are an essential part of history. Cinderella after a spell by the Fairy Godmother wears these magical crystal shoes. The shoes were then replicated by the big fashion names.
  • GREASE: in the last scenes of the movie “Grease” during the piece “You’re the one that I want” we can see the shoes worn by the protagonist Olivia, with which she turns off the cigarette in front of John Travolta. Red shoes with super heels then seen again on the catwalks.
  • PRETTY WOMAN: always used by the protagonist we see the very high knee boots with black zip closure. From there started the fashion of high-heeled boots up to the knee, fashion seen again on the catwalk in recent years.
  • MARIA ANTONIETTA: in Sofia Coppola’s film dedicated to Marie Antoinette you can see hundreds of shoes including the current and very famous All Star. Even the Royal people need comfort and simplicity.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE 2: the film “Back to the Future 2” sees the protagonist Martin wearing the legendary Nike shoes that have the power to tie themselves up, be self-cleaning and also have the power to adapt to the number of feet. Shoes that Nike has currently produced.
  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: the film “The Devil wears Prada” is based on fashion. During the film you can see hundreds and hundreds of smoking hot shoes, all the shoes that every woman dreams of having in her own shoe rack.