About The Tessa
The Tessa is the ultra-feminine sister style to the Tulip– our most iconic shoe. It exudes sophistication but with a bit of fun. Pair with a pencil skirt for work, pants for running around town, or a flirty dress for dinner and dancing. Built on a 2" wrapped heel, it has an arch-supported insole with PORON® cushioning, adjustable Mary Jane strap, soft Nappa leather lining and a leather outsole with rubber insert for traction. This style is inspired by the glamour and elegance of the 1940's and built with the latest technology and functionality to live life to the fullest in day-to-evening comfort bliss.
Made in Italy.
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The Tessa Features Poron® Foam for added comfort
The Poron Material makes for a customized, total contact fit and provides excellent shock absorption to help comfort joints and soft tissue. These materials are working to offer you even pressure distribution to aid in support and stability.
The unique properties of Poron Cushioning allow this material to continually rebound to its original form, so you get a custom fit during each use.
Inset traction pad is functional, without sacraficing style.
During the summer of 2004 at the start of the ANYI LU business, Anyi slipped down her wooden staircase while pregnant due to the hard leather bottoms of her shoes. Thankfully she and the baby were fine, and the incident ensured every shoe design from then on included proper traction. While we still use polished Cuoio leather for our soles, most styles include an injection-molded rubber traction pad. Rather than glued on, our traction pad is fused to the leather which prevents slipping and adds to the longevity of the shoe.