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As a traveler who cherishes both style and comfort, I've always sought the perfect companions for my journeys. Whether it's hiking through rugged trails or dining at elegant hotels, finding footwear that seamlessly blends fashion and functionality has been a quest close to my heart. That's why when I stumbled upon Sentier Italia and their exquisite range of shoes, it was truly love at first step.

Today, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Roberta Segantin, the visionary behind Sentier Italia, to delve into the captivating story behind these exceptional footwear creations.


It All Started with a Pair of Shoes

Roberta fondly recalls the origins of Sentier Italia, which began with a pair of mountain boots worn by her husband, Nicola. Crafted over three decades ago, these boots exuded durability, comfort, and character—qualities that instantly captivated Roberta's heart. Determined to find a pair for herself, she embarked on a quest to locate the artisan responsible for crafting these timeless treasures. Thus, Sentier Italia was born—a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship and a testament to the enduring allure of handmade footwear.

"In a time where nothing is needed anymore and everyone has everything, Sentier was born," Roberta explains. "Our handmade footwear is not just a product; it's a way of life—a reflection of our love for the mountains, charming hotels, and the joy of exploration."

The Stories Behind the Shoes

At the heart of Sentier Italia lies a profound appreciation for tradition and quality craftsmanship. Roberta introduces me to two iconic offerings: the Pedule and the Friulane.

"The Pedule shoes have a rich history dating back to the 1930s," Roberta elaborates. Originally designed for military and mountaineering purposes, these shoes epitomize timeless Italian craftsmanship. Handmade by skilled artisans using premium materials such as rubber, leather, and cotton, the Pedule shoes are a testament to meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication.

On the other hand, the Friulane—named after the Friuli region where they originated—are a delightful blend of comfort and elegance. Crafted from high-quality fabrics and featuring a sole made of recyclable rubber, these shoes are perfect for leisurely strolls or sophisticated evenings out.


Embracing Colors and Capsule Collections

One of the hallmarks of Sentier Italia's offerings is its vibrant array of colors and designs. "What color are you today?" Roberta muses, showcasing the diverse palette of Friulane shoes and Pedule shoe laces. From timeless classics to bold hues, there's a shade to suit every mood and season.

Additionally, Sentier Italia's capsule collections add a touch of exclusivity and allure to their offerings. From intricately crafted bone and silver pendants to luxurious cashmere hoods, each piece is a testament to Roberta's unwavering commitment to quality and creativity.

As our conversation draws to a close, I'm left inspired by Roberta's passion for preserving tradition while embracing innovation. Sentier Italia isn't just a footwear brand—it's a journey filled with style, comfort, and endless possibilities.


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Ellen Grandjean