Paio Shoes has a very cool off-the-rack collection, but why we’re swooning so much is because they have such a detailed explanation of thier sizing (and shape) to suit your needs and standard sizing requirements. Some of which include Oxford heels, boots, slip-ons, flats and platforms.
Handcrafted, unique, and locally made, you wont find too many brands and labels making footwear like Paio. Working with a range of materials, styles, and designs, everything from the base shape, and the top design is carefully made, and the handworked embellishments (or art, or trimmings, or decoration) is exquisite. We love is that they're moving to become leather-free! The available silhouettes are pretty edgy, especially from their boot collection. Think Oxfords with a solid block heel with a contrasting deep blue and tan colour scheme. The comfy and versatile loafers with a slight heel, and their entire range of mules are also what we're crushing on.
If Indian-inspired or Indio-Western styles are your jam, then Paio has a range of these too. Incorporating prints, fabrics, patterns ( kohlapuris, juttis, all kinds of strappy chappals from single toed to t-strap), they go just as well with jeans and a tunic as they do with an ethnic ensemble. What's really cool is that they keep refreshing their collections, and you can also buy some of it on LBB!