The Brand
Thierry Rabotin Logo

You will come in our company to find when you experience our product that we are in a class of our own.

We make shoes that no other company make. We do things that no other company could ever do. In fact, we are the only brand in the world that literally makes its own shoes in its own factory exclusively.

The name Thierry Rabotin today signifies the preeminent Italian brand of exquisite comfortable fashion-forward women’s footwear.

The unequalled style, the high quality of the materials used and the painstaking attention given to every detail of each pair of Thierry Rabotin Shoes have brought worldwide recognition and appreciation.

The Designer

Thierry Rabotin’s design philosophy is perfectly expressed in one of his phrases:

“I like to design shoes that envelop the feet giving the pleasant sensation of walking barefoot.”

Thierry Rabotin considers designing not only as a way of experimenting with style, but as a tool for developing details aiming to offer top notch comfort.

Over the past decades, Thierry Rabotin has struck a balance between form and function, creating a line of sensible meets-stylish looks around his signature “sacchetto” construction.

Thierry Rabotin
The Company
Giovanna Thierry Karl

Thierry Rabotin was created with the dedication that producing exclusively comfortable stylish high quality shoes is a responsible way to respect the consumer’s concern of perfect fit.

All the shoes, made using only hand selected premium quality leathers and fabrics, are produced under the direction of Giovanna Colini and Karl Schlecht in their own factory in Parabiago, situated in an Italian region near Milan where craftsmanship has developed to be the finest in the world.

The Factory

Many years on from the opening of its factory, Thierry Rabotin stands proud among the few remaining Italian shoe companies that still produce exclusively in Italy and source all components from Italian supplying manufacturers.


Parabiago Collezioni Srl
Via Mario Re Depaolini, 80,
20015 Parabiago (MI) ITALY
(lat. 45.5465, lon. 8.9592)

Hand Crafted in Italy

Skilled and committed employees are an important part of our success. A Thierry Rabotin shoe’s journey from the designer’s sketch to the packaging is long and includes many production phases. Without our valued crafts men and women working with a lot of passion, Thierry Rabotin would be unable to manufacture unique, high quality footwear.


By bonding with shoemaking tradition, we have gone back in its history giving new life to the craft and to the traditional techniques of generations of the finest shoemakers in the world. One of Thierry Rabotin’s hallmarks is the ability to combine tradition with innovation. Even though Thierry Rabotin’s shoes are manufactured in a cutting edge context, there is a preference for artisan working techniques which principally employ the human hand.

The Secret Sauce

The “sacchetto” working method is a technique which permits the manufacturing of particularly comfortable shoes. This working process according to the rules of the most authentic Italian shoemaking tradition involves up to two hundred steps requiring outstanding skillfulness, experience and competence.

During the sewing stage, the full grain nappa lining is attached like a “sac” along its edge permitting to build a shoe without the rigid components used in most shoes.

The shoe becomes lighter and allows the foot to move naturally. A breathable cushioned material is inserted between the sole and the lining to provide long lasting shock absorption all along the foot.

The flexible construction allows the application of heels requiring the incorporation of the insole and the heel. This “bridge” between the heel and the ball of the foot is built under the insole cushioned with a layer of memory foam that diminishes the pressure on the plantar arch.