We need new shoes for summer! Looking for an Irish-designed pair that won’t wear out? Check out these great Irish slow-fashion shoe designers
Recently–launched shoe label Mantra Official was founded by friends Siobhan Murray, Suzanne Jackson and Terrie McEvoy. “Traditionally high quality comes with a hefty price tag and we are trying to bridge that gap; investment pieces but not at designer prices,” says Jackson about the collection. Starting off with a great classic leather boot collection, the trio have recently delivered the perfect pair of summer flats. Mantra’s new signature Audrey two-tone leather ballerina pumps are named after actress Audrey Hepburn, who was a big source of inspiration for the founders. The nude and black pair will go with practically anything. Available in sizes 3-8UK; www.mantraofficial.com
Below: Pink Audrey ballerina pumps, €79, at Mantra Official, shop here.
Effervescent Irish accessories designer Nicki Hoyne has launched her new SS22 shoe collection including as a new addition, the Mary Jane Mule (available in five colours) is a hybrid design of two classics: the Mary Jane and the mule. Sole-sister Hoyne’s new sustainable leather mules are handmade in Spain, leather lined and come with a strap in contrasting colour to make them secure on the foot and to discourage them from slipping off. Available in sizes 3-9UK; www.nickihoyne.com
Below: Silver litter and teal leather Mary Jane mules, €180, at Nicki Hoyne, shop here.
Irish luxury sneaker label Sampla (Irish for Sample) is made up of a small group of friends that have shared interests in design, humanitarianism and the environment. Their combined goal is to design chic sneakers using sustainable materials (vegan leather) under ethical working conditions (produced by hand) and that are affordable. Quality comes before quantity: every pair of Sampla sneakers is hand-crafted in Portugal and the company plants an indigenous tree for every pair produced. What’s not to love? www.samplafootwear.com
Below: Rosé Elppá vegan Appleskin™ sneakers, €139, at Sampla, shop here.
From marigold yellow velvet slippers to peach satin ballet flats adorned with the prettiest floral embroidery (also suitable for outdoor use), Olivia Morris’s luxury slippers cater to every special occasion. Morris has recently diversified into homeware, we adore her edit of vintage vases, washbags, wristlet pouches and frilly knee socks. www.oliviamorrisathome.com
Below: Denim Jasmine embroidered ballet pumps, £225, at Olivia Morris Home, shop here.
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