Designer Info: Thierry Rabotin

Designer Info: Thierry Rabotin

Thierry Rabotin

Why can’t all shoes be as comfortable as house slippers? That’s the question Thierry Rabotin asked himself when he was growing up in a small village in west-central France. He became a shoe designer in 1978 to answer his own question and to create shoes as blissfully comfortable as going barefoot.

Today, the Thierry Rabotin factory in Italy preserves age-old artisan shoemaking skills while maintaining the highest technical standards. Soft, premium-quality leathers are carefully inspected and matched, and then are joined to the last using a sacchetto construction that ensures a flexible, lightweight, and glovelike fit. Poron memory foam in the insole provides resilient padding; many styles have built-in arch support.

Are Thierry Rabotin shoes as comfortable as walking barefoot? Just ask the many passionate customers in our Union Square Store. They’ll tell you that once you try on a pair of Thierry Rabotin shoes, even barefoot doesn’t feel right!