by Daina Reed
I have a soft spot for quality hand made shoes and since I am not a fan of heels over 3″- Tel Aviv shoe designers are a godsend. There is just no comparison to a hand manufactured shoe when it comes to durability, comfort, and style! That is why I invest in at least 2 pairs of Israeli shoes per year. So in honor of the upcoming ‘Zugot’ shoe fair in Tel Aviv next weekend- I present my curation of my top 4 dream shoes from each of the best shoe design brands in town, and I have room for one more pair! Which one will it be?
Shoemaker has a varied collection from vampy to retro this year with something for everyone. View the full AW14 collection on their website.
Our golden girl, Shani Lax, can best be described as bohemian meets glam. She took the top two styles of boots- the chelsea and the cutout and made it all her own!
Michal Miller’s signature heel shape are like old friends to me, and I especially loved her usage of forest green this year and the gray grunge patterned leather on the flats. I was pleasantly surprised to see the daring design of the bowling shoe lace up boot- and fell in love- they seem so timeless and unique. The patent leather heels are so fabulously retro glam, yet I would wear them with jeans too. Check out the rest of the AW14 shoe collection.
Roni Kantor’s retro darlings are always the cute, animal friendly (vegan leather), and quality for your buck option! This year her velvet and tapestry creations especially dazzled me! See the full AW14 shoe collection.
ARAMA ruled the runway at TLVFW ’11 and we haven’t stopped watching it since. The brand is known for high quality luxury collections that are elegant yet modern, and UNISEX. Check out the ARAMA Etsy store for more designs you can shop online.
WALK is usually a little too avante guard for my taste, but I found the ones I’d love to own that fit my style! I love the chunky heel on these black booties and the dip dye job on the other boots.
Buy online in Israel at Marmelada Market
Imelda is always producing the most youthful funky yet refined shoe that I thought only existed in my imagination!
So many options, and such hard competition- which pair won your feet’s affection?