As those of us cursed with size 10s can tell you, when it comes to shoes, the smaller the footprint the prettier the package.
So imagine the delight you’ll find in a web boutique full of shoes for the tiniest feet of all.
Gigi and Zaza, the brainchild of fashion industry vets Gina Rizzo and Tiziana Indelicato, stocks a combination of custom creations and European imports for baby feet on up. Using their insider connections, they crisscrossed Spain, Italy, and France in search of small, family-owned shoe factories where attention to detail hasn’t been sacrificed in the name of mass production.
The result? A selection of about 30 styles for boys and girls, from fuschia velvet Mary Janes to low-top sneakers with double Velcro closures. Each pair is handpicked for not only its chicness, but its functionality and staying power. Prices hover around $50, but considering you get the handiwork of craftsmen who’ve been making shoes for generations, it’s a small price to pay.
Available online at gigiandzaza.com, $44-$77.
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Photos: Courtesy of Gigi and Zaza; Courtesy of Greeno Bambino