Donna - a retired lawyer + patron of the arts - loves this classic silhouette.
Why the RAVENNA? The almond-toe loafer is arguably fashion’s favorite flat. Timeless since the 1940s, it's a forma with its own quiet brand of Italian glamour. Design your pair in any color or material you choose.
VIAJIYU shoes are handmade in Tuscany by a second generation family of Italian shoemakers. We use the world’s finest goatskin. Goatskin is naturally waterproof + super soft for luxury shoes. It comes in six textures + hundreds of colors. VIAJIYU is slow, sustainable fashion with ethically-sourced ingredients. 100% made in Italy.
Pro tip: The RAVENNA runs true to size. A USA 8 is a size 38.
Design tip: Go for a contrasting trim or toe cap in your signature color.
Made to Order
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- Online order form. Already a VIAJIYU client? If you know exactly what you want, start your design here. We'll confirm your design via email.
A small, quiet, and well-heeled city, Ravenna has brick palaces, cobblestone streets, magnificent monuments, and spectacular Byzantine mosaics. The high point in its civic history occurred in the 5th century, when Pope Honorious moved his court here from Rome. Gothic kings Odoacer and Theodoric ruled the city until it was conquered by the Byzantines in AD 540. Ravenna later fell under the sway of Venice, and then, inevitably, the Papal States.