About MILANO nappa
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The name of this style clearly plays homage to my native city: Milano. Considered to be the world capital of fashion and design, for Italy it is also the capital of finance, trade, show business and activity in general. These slippers, just like all of Lurabo's footwear, are handmade by some of the finest artisans in an atelier just 20 miles from Milan. The area around Milano once was the most important quality shoe production area in the world. Now the volumes have shrunk concentrating on just the extreme top end of the market but brand such as Manolo Blahnik*, Louboutin*, Chanel*, Moreschi*, Flli Rossetti* are still based here. Lurabo slippers match patient traditional hand construction and careful leather selection with the use of innovative materials to guarantee long lasting comfort.
(* these are registred trademarks which are mentioned just for explanation purposes)
This style is made on the sleek and sexy MILANO last which translates into slippers the design for which Italian shoes are so famous. Its minimalist design concentrates on proportions to wrap the whole foot instep and enhance the streamlined design of the last, the heel area has a unique low profile which makes it modern and different from any other men's slippers in the market yet achieving supreme comfort through the use of a special padding taken from the world of professional sport. The look is daring and it exudes self confidence with a sexy twist never seen before on men's slippers.