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Chie Mihara Shoes

Friday, October 09, 2015

 

 

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The first pair of designer footwear that I purchased for myself was a pair of Chie Mihara lace up boots.  They were grey leather with purple trim and I was so excited to be able to own them!  They looked completely unique and I couldn't get over how comfortable a pair of heels could be.  I could tell right away that I would own these forever as they were so special and made of quality materials.  I was right as I still have them to this day and I adore them! Now that fall is here I will be wearing them lots!

 

Let me tell you a little history of Chie Mihara shoes and the person that designs them. I am sure you will love the brand as much as I do!

(Check out the website here)  (shop online for a pair here)

 

Chie Mihara started her shoe line in 2002 as she wanted to offer something different, footwear designed by women for women with a priority based on design and comfort.  

 

Chie Mihara is quoted saying "we're mothers, working women, active women!, and we should have shoes that match our needs. We want to look feminine, beautiful, attractive but without giving up comfort".  With sweet words like that how can you not love her.

 

If you check out her 'About Page' (check it out here) you will see how wonderful of a person she is and how much she appreciates her family.

 

 

Chie Mihara at work

 

 

What I found interesting to learn was that she worked at an orthopedic shoe store where she learned all about foot anatomy and common foot problems.  I am guessing this is why she creates such comfy shoes today!  Every pair of Chie Mihara shoes features an anatomical footbed that Chie Mihara designed specifically to accommodate a woman's foot.

 

 

Here is a beautiful picture of her making a pair of shoes in her apartment in Queens, New York in 1992 as you can see from the date stamp.  Clearly her love of making shoes has stayed strong.

 

 

Chie Mihara handmaking shoes

 

 

All of Chie Mihara shoes are still made by hand in her factory in Spain and you can check out pictures of the factory click here to see them!

 

You can even see how a pair of shoes is made from start to finish!  I think that is pretty awesome to see and you can really appreciate the process of making quality shoes.

 

 

Chie Mihara factory pictureChie Mihara Factory picture

 

 

Chie Mihara does ship internationally from their on-line shop (check it out here) and I can tell you the shipping is incredibly fast!

 

Chie Mihara shoes are also sold in so many places such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in the U.S.A, Selfridges in England, Isetan in Japan, Le Bon Marche in Paris and right here in Canada I have purchased a pair from Browns Shoes. 

 

The size range is really amazing all the way from 34 EUR (4 US) to 42 EUR (12 US)  I was so impressed that she offered shoes in such little sizes.  This really shows she cares about all women. 

 

 

The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Chie Mihara Shoe Collection is stunning and here are a few of my favorites from this collection.  I will show you my ultimate favorite pair in my next blog post where I will be styling them with my outfit! I am so excited to show you them!

 

 

Chie Mihara Fall Winter 2015/2016 DubiChie Mihara Fall Winter 2015 2015 collection Sambuca

Chie Mihara: Dubi (check them out here)                        Chie Mihara: Sambuca (check them out here)

 

 

Chie Mihara Fall Winter 2015 2015 shoe collection Alice Chie Mihara Fall Winter 2015 2016 shoe collection Grey

Chie Mihara: Alice (check them out here)                        Chie Mihara: Grey (check them out here)

 

 

Chie Miihara Fall Winter 2015 2015 shoe collection RittaChie Mihara Fall Winter 2015 2015 shoe collection Jose

Chie Mihara: Ritta (check them out here)                       Chie Mihara: Josu (check them out here)

 

 

Chie Mihara top ten shoe collectionChie Mihara fall winter 2015 2015 shoe collection Gigo

Chie Mihara: Geraldine (check them out here)                 Chie Mihara: Gigo (check them out here)

 

 

 

I love how all of the shoes have vintage influence to them but yet Chie Mihara makes them go so well with modern trends and fashions.

 

Stay tuned for my next blog post as I will be styling a pair from the Chie Mihara Fall/Winter collection!

 

 

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Posted by Rebecca Harasym at 5:06 PM

25 Comments:


GAH! I LOVE Chie shoes! Not a big surprise is it? I can't wait to see which ones you got! bisous suzanne
October 9, 2015 9:50 PM By Suzanne
Aw it must be a very special brand for you if they were your first pair of designer shoes! I've seen her designs pop up in fashion magazines here and there before. The ones you show in your post are really cute and quirky, I love it! :) Bad Taste Toast - A German/Australian Style Blog
October 9, 2015 10:58 PM By Bad Taste Toast
I love her story! And now I understand why her shoes are so comfortable! Thanks for sharing Rebecca!;) ??? Jeanne http://fashionmusingsdiary.com
October 10, 2015 12:58 AM By Jeanne
Hi! I love Chie Mihara shoes! They're chic and comfortable at the same time, something hard to find! Best regards from Spain, Marta
October 10, 2015 1:36 AM By Marta
This shoes look super cute! I love the Josu one >w<
October 10, 2015 2:44 AM By Mimie Niiouh
Beautiful and very original shoes! I love it :-)
October 10, 2015 4:36 AM By Alice
I love Chie Mihara and I like to spread her work, too, because I believe in it! I really like the comfort and the finish to the shoes and I agree with you that the shoes are amazing, comfortable and with the lovely vintage vibe! I must say that the pair I have is comfortable for the feet, but it has an ankle strap and that I had to write to them to warn that it was the only detail that was not comfortable, but all the rest is. I could walk for hours once with a very nice feeling, and I felt good - cause even walking, the outfit looked great because of the shoes! I am looking forward to seeing the pair you will show soon! DenisesPlanet.com
October 10, 2015 8:28 AM By Denise
Amazing work she dies love the styles so creative
October 10, 2015 8:54 AM By Jackie Harrison
I've never heard of this designer, but she does make gorgeous shoes! I would love to own those blue ankle boots! Bella Pummarola
October 10, 2015 11:53 AM By Anett
I think it's remarkable to learn about her. The shoe designs are pieces of art and so lovely. You can definitely learn quite a bit from working at a retail store. She has a great story. Thanks for sharing. <3/Madison
October 10, 2015 7:37 PM By FASHION TALES
Comfy shoes? YES PLEASE! These shoes are absolutely stunning and the fact that she is knowledgeable in orthopedics makes these shoes sound even better :) One for the Christmas list I think Rachel xx http://www.thedailyluxe.net
October 11, 2015 3:52 AM By Rachel Holliday
wow those shoes are pure art ! http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/ ?
October 11, 2015 6:19 AM By Katie
What an inspiring story! It just goes to show that women can do just about anything they put their minds to, and it's important to follow our passions :) The Ritta pair is TOTALLY my style (I'm not sure what they're called?), I have quite a generous collection of shoes but that style is the one I'm the most happy and confident in! "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world" as Marilyn Monroe one said :) ?.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.?
October 11, 2015 2:23 PM By Amanda Winchester
Green as red, I love both, such beautiful and comfy shoes! Can wait to see yours! xoxo
October 12, 2015 5:41 AM By Mihaela Pojogu
She makes such pretty shoes! They're so girly and the heel looks perfectly comfortable! :) xx
October 12, 2015 7:32 AM By Nevena Krstic
Wow! These shoes are incredible! I need a pair of the Geraldines and Alices in my life right now! And they're comfortable?! Yes, please! The designer seems like a truly inspiring lady! -Lindsey have-clothes-will-travel.com
October 12, 2015 9:21 AM By Lindsey Puls
These shoes are really beautiful! jointyicroissanty
October 12, 2015 2:20 PM By jointyicroissanty
Ah! These are so adorable. The Alice shoes are particularly charming... I can't get enough of heels with bows on them. :)
October 12, 2015 2:40 PM By Ali
wow!! incredibly charming shoes!! :D Have a great week! Animated Confessions
October 12, 2015 7:34 PM By Sybil
So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Morgan | The Rad Wife
October 13, 2015 2:04 AM By Morgan Gifford
This is such a lovely post and it's so nice to see that they're still made in the same way - it's brands like these that I value the most….the ones that stay true to who they are! Layla xx http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk http://www.youtube.com/sprinklesofstyle
October 13, 2015 3:56 AM By Layla
Ooooh I love them all, what beautiful and classy shoes! Love, Kirsten xx www.thelifbissue.com
October 13, 2015 6:03 AM By Kirsten Wick
So interesting and amazing Ciao Bella Mywishstyle
October 13, 2015 3:46 PM By Nicky MWS
What fabulous shoes!!! It's unreal how beautiful they are <3 Thank you for sharing, Rebecca. Sambuca, Alice and Gigo are sooooo beautiful. xox Nadia http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/
October 13, 2015 4:17 PM By Nadia
These shoes all look so well made and are so lovely! astylishlovestory.blogspot.com
October 29, 2015 2:11 AM By Joanna Joy