“The best shoes are the ones that you completely wear out as opposed to the pairs that destroy your feet. Some time ago we discovered that even the sexiest heels can be comfortable and that a shoe’s sensuality has no relation to the hectic schedule of the woman wearing it. Nobody needs another pair of pumps just for walking. We want designs that draw smiles and take us further. A shoe is a fantastic platform for making dreams come true, being happy and feeling beautiful." ~ Chie Mihara
Japanese shoe designer Chie Mihara was born in Brazil, studied fashion at the Kyushu Design Gakkuin in Fukuoka and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and moved to Spain, where she introduced her namesake collection in 2002. While in New York, she also found time to study orthotics. She draws on her full range of global experiences for her Chie Mihara collection, which features shoes that are as fashionable as they are comfortable.