About The Katia
"I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition."-Katharine Hepburn
Introducing the Katia – sleek in lines and gentle insole. Built on a 2 1/4" Micro wedge wrapped heel, hand-stitched sacchetto construction with PORON® cushioned insole, checkered elastic band for the perfect fit, and a light weight rubber sole for traction, this shoe will never leave you fatigued and will be your companion of choice on many of life's expeditions.
The Katia is also available in
ONLY HAND-PICKED, HIGHEST QUALITY, SUPPLE ITALIAN LEATHERS WILL DO
We painstakingly hand-select each one of our leathers from the top ten tanneries in Italy. Commonly used synthetic linings cannot breathe and cause the foot to sweat resulting in blisters and irritation. Therefore, we fully line each shoe in highly breathable Italian Nappa leather. There is never a need to break in the shoes, even our patents, as our leathers are soft and stretchy creating a custom like-fit.
HIGH-END PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY MEETS COUTURE FASHION WITH XL EXTRALIGHT, VIBRAM, AND MICRO
Traditional materials such as heavy rubber lack give, wear down too quickly and can cause foot fatigue. Therefore, Anyi sources various high performance materials to make her shoes lighter, cushier and longer-lasting.
Vibram was originally designed in the 1930’s for mountaineering and continues to be used for specialized sporting footwear.
XL Extralight, another resilient sole material, is currently also used by the automotive and marine industries for shock absorption.
And MICRO, which makes up our wedge heels, is a material injected with hundreds of bubbles for reduced weight and increased give.