About TIRABACI (see below list of versions and click on photo for full information)
The name of this style, TIRABACI, is the Italian word for "kiss curl". A kiss curl is a loose curl falling across the forehead or along the cheek, it was typical in the Twenties to have these curls flat. This has been the inspiration for the gold pattern on the black enamel button featured on this style. The meaning is "attracting kisses" so what better wish ?
Made on our WEDGE last* which has a 4,5 cm (=1.8") wedge heel that gives that bit of extra lift and special allure. The design of the wedge heel is nicely streamlined for a contemporary fashion look.
It is important to note that even having a heel these slippers are still built following the traditional turnshoe construction so they are very different from a shoe because the leather wraps the foot gently and there are no rigid shanks or midsoles.