Kinamania makes iconic leather footwear inspired by cultural heritage.
The shoes names and their subtitles refer to inspiring artists and songs, to support the Kinamania tagline, to - craft your day - to make every day your day :)
The Joplin derby leather shoe is a Kinamania tribute to Janis Joplin: the premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s, who dazzled listeners with her fierce and uninhibited music style.
The Rima derby leather shoe is a collaboration with Arabic type designer Lara Captan. The style is called The Rima with reference to Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich who beautifully transforms classical Arabic to contemporary new sounds.
The Simone ballerina leather shoe is a Kinamania tribute to Nina Simone: a legendary performer and civil rights activist who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love.
Taking the Spanish abarca sandal as the starting point and experimenting with the front leather part gave birth to 5 sandal styles: Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco & Atelier. Each is unique, yet all retain signature features of the abarca: the stitches around the sole and the distinctive strap behind the heel that makes it easy to slip on and off.
The Kinamania collaborations on the abarca sandals tell stories of artists, artisans, and craft-based NGOs. Cross-stitched ancestral motifs on canvas, embroidered leather by a tailor of bullfighter and panels of metal mesh : comfortable sandals that will talk you with a smile.