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Our Founder.

Former designer and production director to the Johnny FARAH House of leather accessories - between Beirut & NY - Kristina spent countless hours in artisans’ workshops. As a self-taught designer, this was a very formative experience. In 2015 and with more than 10 years experience, she creates KINAMANIA.


Of Canadian-Lebanese origins, Kristina lived most of her life in Beirut, until she met her partner and moved to Brussels in 2015.


In her Brussels studio, she passionately designs and prototypes the shoe and bag lines that bear the distinctive KINAMANIA imprint. The lines come to life through the skilled hands of artisans in Portugal and Lebanon.

Kristina's commitment to fostering a community around her brand is evident through the creative workshops she gives, where she blends her love for people with the art of pattern making and modern technologies. And the regular collaborations with artists and craft-based NGOs that add a layer of purpose to every creation - storytelling shoes and bags!

- Craft Your Day -

At Kinamania, we live by the slogan Craft Your Day, embracing the idea of actively shaping your daily experiences with purpose. It implies empowerment, urging each of us to make intentional choices and create moments aligned with our values and desires. __________ "Putting on your shoes for Kinamania means more than routine – it's a symbol of health and purpose. Every step is a conscious choice to create a day filled with joy, productivity, and connections. So, slip on those shoes and take charge of your day! Craft Your Day, beautiful people." Kristina

What we believe in.

Transparency.

The Kinamania design studio is based in Brussels and our shoe lines are crafted with care between Lebanon and Portugal. Our commitment to a sustainable future is ever-evolving.

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Human.

At the heart of the Kinamania philosophy is the unwavering commitment to putting the human at the center of our activity.

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Details.

In a world that often rushes past the finer details, at Kinamania, we pause to celebrate them. From the intricacy of our designs to the dynamic movement they embrace, every detail reflects our commitment to creating footwear that transcends trends, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.

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Heritage.

We believe that the essence of a great shoe lies not just in its design and functionality but in the rich tapestry of history and craftsmanship that weaves through every pair we create. The name Kinamania itself traces back to the menorquina, a traditional Spanish sandal.

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Music.

"Because music turns ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences." Kristina

In the realm of Kinamania, music is not merely an inspiration; it's an integral part of our identity.

The names we give to our shoes pay homage to iconic singers - both past and contemporary, who leave an indelible mark on the world. Slip into the rhythm of Janis Joplin with our "Joplin" iconic derby or feel the vibrant energy of Tyler The Creator with our "Tyler" sneaker-shoe.

  • We regularly host musical aperos in our boutique! These events are announced through our social media and newsletter.
  • Craft Your Days with Kristina's curated playlist of discovered favorites. Spotify link below.
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Physical Spaces.

A boutique serves as more than just a retail environment—it's a curated space where our brand comes to life.

It allows us to connect with our customers on a personal level, providing a tangible and immersive experience that goes beyond the transactional.

At Kinamania, our boutique is a manifestation of our commitment to craftsmanship, style, and the genuine connection we aim to foster with those who share our passions.

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- Craft Your Day -