Elia Maurizi was born into the profession, as it were, in 1981. Footwear is his passion and after having studied shoe design in Italy, he did a few years of internship in his family’s business. In 2008 he decided to create a unisex collection under his own name. Now his shoes are sold in Italy, France, England, Holland, China, Japan, the United States and other countries as well. Innovation and a love of tradition, linearity and irony are the distinctive features of his designs that always include a touch of eclectic experimentalism. From desert boots to moccasins via slippers, Elia Maurizi’s collections offer a tour of unusual and tech-ecological materials, with one eye on the America of the ’Fifties and the other on the next generation with studied shapes, ethnic contaminations and earth colors.