Love for Chie Mihara

The first pair Chie Mihara shoes I feel in love with were gorgeous cream-colored t-strap heels that I saw on sale at Soula on Smith Street. There was one pair left and it was in my size. I left to think it over and when I went back a few days later, they were gone. Never ignore shopping fate! Since then, I’ve found many other swoon-worthy pairs of Chie Mihara boots and heels, such as these amazing purple suede pumps.

Carinyo by Chie Mihara

Chie Mihara – a native of Brazil who now lives and works in Spain – founded her line in 2001. Before that, she designed shoes and bags for Sam and Libby and worked at an orthopedic shoe store where she learned about foot anatomy and common foot problems. This particular part of her history is illustrated in her designs, which are super stylish, but also comfortable and made with an anatomical footbed designed to support a woman’s foot. Having tried on a few pairs, I can attest to her shoes’ amazing arch support and quality construction.

Borne by Chie Mihara

Several of styles in the past few years have featured beautifully sculpted solid wood heels that I adore. I’m dying to own a pair of Chie Mihara shoes, but they’re a bit out of my price range. For now, I’ll have to settle for ogling them through shop windows. Sigh.

Charo by Chie Mihara

You can buy Chie Mihara shoes locally at Soula in Brooklyn or through the company’s online store.