We are proud to work with a family of third generation shoemakers. These master craftsmen caringly produce small quantities of high quality footwear in the Brescia region of Italy.
Former Kate Spade New York and Tommy Hilfiger Accessories Designer, Maia Carmel, left the world of fast fashion for Florence, Italy, in pursuit of authentic, artisanal craftsmanship. There, under the apprenticeship of a third-generation Calzolaio (master shoemaker), Maia’s passion for fine materials, meticulous design, and exacting artistry led to the launch of MAIA.
From the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea to the feel of precious silk, the regal inspiration of Florentine art, and California-comfort and cool, MAIA’s cobalt blue slide is something like a passport, stamped with inspiration from across the globe.