Venice-based sisters Viola and Vera Arrivabene founded ViBi Venezia after constant requests from friends and family across the globe for classic Venetian Furlane slippers, traditionally worn by the city’s gondoliers. Established in 2015 to meet the ever-growing demand for the shoes, this elegant brand offers modern, fashion-friendly versions of the classic footwear. Made by skilled artisans in the Friuli Venezia Giulia district, east of Venice, the slippers are now available in over 1,000 different fabrics and in classic, backless and Mary-Jane styles. For spring/summer 2019, the pictured vibrant red-striped pair evokes images of skilled oarsmen navigating Venice’s Grand Canal. These are a style must-have, no matter where in the world you wear them.
ViBi Venezia shoes, €95
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