Women's Italian leather designer shoes handmade to fit size 4-13
Autograf New York is a line of women’s genuine leather shoes and boots handcrafted in Italy. New York based footwear brand focuses on timeless classics with improved fit especially for large sizes.
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Learn about Sacchetto Construction and how it fits from The Height of Style, Kacy Karlen
I discovered Autograf New York shoes this spring by happy accident. I’m never not on the hunt for great shoes in my size 12-13, but recent issues with low-quality heels (at not insignificant price points, I might add) have left me wanting an alternative, but certainly not expecting it—better shoes that put comfort and fit first, while being on-point aesthetically. In Autograf, I found fit, fashion, and feel—and can happily say that I’ve never tried an ankle boot that felt so good on my size 12-13 foot, looked so incredibly awesome (you can read more of my review of the VERA, here), and withstood city gravel, pavement, and walking without a blemish. In learning more about how this brand offering stylish, comfortable shoes for women sizes 4-13 came to be.
Every shoe is handcrafted in a 40 year-old family factory in Italy of the finest and most unique leathers, on soft leather soles and sturdy lasts. With Monika’s advice, and given my year-round donning of ankle boots, I opted to try the VERA Chelsea bootie—a streamlined, pull-on style designed in a perforated black calf leather on a specialized sacchetto construction. Sacchettois an old world shoemaking technique, only practiced today by a handful of factories in Italy. It entails hand-stitching the lining and the insole together and sewing the whole piece to the upper—which is then shaped on a last for days. The effect, once on the foot, is that the inner leather sock molds to the foot and moves independently from the outer leather—allowing for a first-in-class fit.
When I pulled on the Vera ankle boots myself, I was overwhelmed by how light and sock-like they indeed felt—unlike any other boot I had ever worn! As close to barefoot as I could possibly feel with such a degree of coverage! So soft, and not pinching, pulling, or squeezing my feet anywhere! And even without a heel, the almond toe was flattering and leg lengthening! The zigzag pattern of the breathable leather was singularly cool, and really versatile for spring wear too! These were the shoes I had always hoped for! As I took them out for their first wear, my enthusiasm was palpable—I was comfortable enough to kick my heels up, and perch atop railings in them. The VERAs bent and moved with me, not inhibiting in the least. I realized after trying these wonderful shoes from Autograf New York why savvy consumers talk about cost per wear and investing in quality—why quality really matters. It matters because it is something you can feel from first wear. And if you don’t believe me, take it from your grandmother: you want to be pampering those tootsies for as long as possible.
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Handcrafted in Italy
Learn about our Italian shoes
Autograf New York is a fashion brand with a mission to offer REAL VALUE – well made shoes and fashionable style.The brand focuses on the value of real leathers, real Italian experts creating patterns and producing shoes that wear well and also last more than one season.
Italian manufacturing is more expensive than any other available today. However, there is no comparison in building constructions of shoes. Italian production is a huge savings on fitting and pattern development, and it is such a relief to work with a factory that has been making shoes for the past 40 years. The secret is the knowledge and experience (not the air pockets in the soles).
Autograf New York women's shoes are hand-cut, hand-stitched and hand-made 100%. All our leathers come from local Italian tanneries working with high end fashion brands like Tod's & Prada. Our family owned factory has been making ladies shoes since 1972 and works with a handful of reliable customers from Europe & Australia. Autograf New York is the only US based brand manufacturing at this unique exquisite and traditional Italian factory of women's shoes handmade to fit size four to 13.
Women's Italian leather designer shoes handmade to fit size 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Autograf New York is a line of women’s genuine leather shoes and boots handcrafted in Italy. New York based footwear brand focuses on timeless classics with improved fit especially for special sizes. Autograf New York features an extended range of shoe sizes from four to 13 and offers free shipping and returns every day. Autograf New York’s Fall 2015 collection includes a variety of styles such as tall riding boots, knee-high stretch boots, Biker boots, Chelsea and ankle booties, oxfords, chukka boots, ballet flats, smoking slippers and low heel to high heel pumps.
Artisanal Italian Shoes
Autograf New York is a line of genuine leather, handmade leather shoes, and boots. All of our products are handcrafted in Italy and brought to NYC, NY in partnership with Italian shoe brand APIA. Autograf New York design focus is on timeless classics with improved fit, providing a signature style for everyone. As an exclusive e-tailer, our store features an extended range of sizes from four to 13 and free shipping and returns.
Now, you can shop your style and still shop your size.
In the fashion and apparel industry, we offer our clients the unique experience of discovering traditional Sacchetto construction through our Italian old-school, handmade women’s Italian leather designer shoes. These include handmade pumps, women’s Italian leather designer boots, and women’s plus size shoes. So many women are left out when it comes to wearing the footwear fashions they love. Now, you can wear beautiful shoes and boots in exactly your size, no matter how large or small.
Each season, we debut a collection of limited-edition styles. Some of these include ankle boots, riding boots, knee-high boots, and motorcycle boots, as well as women's pumps, oxfords shoes, smoking slippers and ballet flats. Our products are as perfect as everyday wear to the office, as casual wear to the park with your children, or for a big night out on the town. We always endeavor to design our products in such a way as to create timeless style, ensuring you will love wearing our shoes and boots for pride for years to come. Sign up for our newsletter to get instant 15% discount. After first purchase we will send you code for 20% off towards future favorites.
Our most loyal consumers enjoy first view of each collection and pre-order discounts.