Boté A Mano is a Persian Inspired ladies footwear brand, handcrafted in Italy. The brand is co-founded by an Italian Iranian couple with the mission of showcasing the beauty, tradition and artistic mastery of the ancient Persian culture while inspiring others to follow their path of discovery through their love story.
The design of Boté A Mano shoes is inspired by the geometrical patterns of the Persian architecture. The sharp cuts , the parallel lines and the iconic triangle shape on the posterior of the shoes are the direct representation of this architecture. Yet the simplicity of forms are aimed to accentuate the historical fabrics that are used on Boté A Mano shoes. Every fabric has a symbolic design and is chosen to unfold the cultural history & traditions of different tribes in the ancient Persia and its neighboring countries.
Bote A Mano shoes are handcrafted in Italy at the brand’s atelier in Civitanova-Marche with historical fabrics inspired by the Persian art.
Every hisorical fabric used on Boté A Mano shoes, is hand-woven with silk and was traditionally used exclusively on Persian royal’s outfits or traded as a valuable goods along the Ancient Silk Road.
For the production of Boté A Mano shoes, our Master shoe makers carefully cut these fabrics as if they are making a luxury dress. Yet instead of tailoring a gown with these beautiful fabrics they dress our shoes and complement it with premium quality leather linings and soles that make the shoes extremely soft and comfortable from day zero.
The result is a unique handcrafted shoe that unites the best of the Persian & Italian cultures & expertise.
Boté A Mano is the fruit of a love a story between the two founders, Edoardo from Italy and Niloufar from Iran, who first met back in 2012 at the Bocconi Business School in Milan. When they met, Edoardo knew little about the Persian culture, but through his love for Niloufar he gradually discovered the beautiful Persian culture. Together they have travelled to Iran and the neighboring countries to better understand the roots and tradition of this ancient civilization. With exposure and better understanding this poetic culture, came the need to showcase the true image of Iran that today is overshadowed by politics. This need resulted to the launch of Boté A Mano.