Fifty years and more on the feet of women
It dates back many years, but the story of Nando Muzi, founder of the eponymous brand, is still very much alive. It was back in 1963 that he decided it was time to make women take more harmonious steps, and set out to make them shoes that expressed creative spirit, manufacturing skill and elegance.
Sant’Elpidio a Mare, in the area of the Marche region where Italy’s most beautiful shoes have always been made, is home to this company, which has evolved since it was first founded there to become one of Italy’s finest brands. The company’s experience has grown over the course of time, to include models that have gone on to become cult objects acknowledged across the international markets. From the very outset, the common thread linking all the creations for over half a century now has never changed: verve and craftsmanship under the same banner, working together to demonstrate the quality of the footwear.
In Sant’Elpidio a mare. The creative baton has been placed firmly in the hands of Michele Muzi. The son of the founder, he has inherited his father’s passion for this work. He has placed all his creative spirit into the task, looking to the future with the confidence afforded by his solid knowledge of present-day trends. Michele has the art of making footwear in his DNA, because as he himself states, “I had the chance to grow up in an environment that was practical and at the same time steeped in inventiveness.” Michele Muzi has been Creative Director since 2006. He always has one eye trained one women’s tastes, and managed to plot the company’s course from the outset, introducing the platform heel and dazzling Swarovski decorations into the company’s ranges. ”In my creations,” the designer declares, “comfort and sex appeal walk in the same shoe. Together they underscore the Italianness of the product, conveying good taste and savoir faire. Nando Muzi’s shoes have always been distinguished by the heel, the distinctive element around which each of the Maison’s creation revolves, from the 5cm heel launched in the first collections by the father, Nando, to those of dizzying heights conceived by Michele.”