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Thierry Rabotin Brand

You will come to find when you experience our product that we are in a class of our own.

We make shoes that no other company make. We do things that no other company could ever do. In fact, we are the only brand in the world that literally makes its own shoes in its own factory exclusively.

The name Thierry Rabotin today signifies the preeminent Italian brand of exquisite comfortable fashion-forward women’s footwear.

The unequalled style, the high quality of the materials used and the painstaking attention given to every detail of each pair of Thierry Rabotin Shoes have brought worldwide recognition and appreciation.

Thierry Rabotin’s design philosophy is perfectly expressed in one of his phrases:

"I like to design shoes that envelop the feet giving the pleasant sensation of walking barefoot."

Thierry Rabotin considers designing not only as a way of experimenting with style, but as a tool for developing details aiming to offer top notch comfort.

Over the past decades, Thierry Rabotin has struck a balance between form and function, creating a line of sensible meets-stylish looks around his signature "sacchetto" construction.

the Designer
the Company

Thierry Rabotin was created with the dedication that producing exclusively comfortable stylish high quality shoes is a responsible way to respect the consumer’s concern of perfect fit.

All the shoes, made using only hand selected premium quality leathers and fabrics, are produced under the direction of Thierry Rabotin in its own factory in Busto Garolfo, situated in an Italian region near Milan where craftsmanship has developed to be the finest in the world.

Many years on from the opening of its factory, Thierry Rabotin stands proud among the few remaining Italian shoe companies that still produce exclusively in Italy and source all components from Italian supplying manufacturers.

The opening of the new, energy-efficient manufacturing facilities in 2011 marks the beginning of a new era for the company, with the far-reaching plan to consistently reduce its carbon footprint

the Factory

Thierry Rabotin believes that by taking a proactive role in caring for the environment, we can help make the world a better place to live for ourselves and future generations. When searching for an area to build its new plant, preferably not far from the former factory in Parabiago, the company found the ideal location in Busto Garolfo in the province of Milan. The choice was motivated by our decision to meet environmental demands while creating an architecture that could communicate the company’s philosophy based on the concept of solidity along with a long-term vision.

The essential timeless architecture and the equipment of latest generation domotic technology denote the company’s fore-sight and concern for environmental sustainability. In the project, particular attention was paid to an efficient system of energy consumption.

The outer surface of the building’s principal structure is covered by a ventilated light-weight aluminum façade assuring high-performance thermal energy storage and by acoustic insulating fixed glass elements that maximize the benefits of natural light and sun decreasing energy use and improving indoor climate quality. The ventilated façade has been applied to all external walls of the building which is composed of a 2.000 square meters one floor manufacturing plant and an equally large two floor office area. Notwithstanding the high installation costs for an energy efficient technology providing heating, ventilating and air conditioning, preference has been given to a geothermal system to preserve the limited natural resources and to avoid emissions of carbon monoxide.