Our Design Concept

An elegant, wearable shoe, handmade from breathable natural silk- Graceful, yet strong.

MAIA arrives for Spring 2018 with a singular, iconic cobalt blue silhouette, featuring a seamless construction, made with 100% Silk Charmeuse and Italian Leather.

Handcrafted in Italy

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.

Maia's Journey

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.

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