MARA - Gray Suede Lug Sole Chelsea Boots

$ 196 $ 256

Women's Gray Suede Short Boots Handmade in Spain

Mara short boots are constructed using ultra soft suede with a leather lining and then built over an ultra light Poron soles to ensure that these short women's boots are both comfortable and stylish. With the addition of lug soles, these Chelsea booties have the sensation of feeling safe and protected from the fall and winter weather. We highly recommend that you spray the upper suede portion of the boot with a water repellent solution before you wear the boots for the first time. This helps elongate the lifespan of the short boots. 

Artisan Comfort Plus Easy Wear with Zipper Closure

This clean and simple style of short boots makes it easy to get on with center back zipper closure plus the elegant satin elastic goring on both sides gives it a feminine feel. The Mara boots are upgraded with the Vibram light soles making this style uniquely light and easy to slip on for casual comfort. These boots are great for weekend wear, casual days at work, and general wear.


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  • 2 inch (5cm) heels with lug unit sole 
  • Almond shaped toe
  • Extended sizes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Center back zipper for easy fit, double satin elastic at ankles
  • VIBRAM weatherproof non-slip lugs unit sole
  • Available in Asphalt Gray Italian Suede
  • Handmade by Homers in Spain
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      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, and withstood city gravel, pavement, and walking without a blemish.

      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.

      I recommend shoes from Autograf New York.

      Kacy Karlen

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