The Bella is a short chukka made on Corthay’s Pullman last. The aubergine calfskin has a unique burnish that makes these chelsea boots pop. If you need a sleek, elegant shoe that won’t get lost in the crowd, look no further.
Features: Pullman Last, Aubergine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles
Corthay shoes are many things, elegant, streamline, and sophisticated are a few adjectives that come to mind. But one thing they are not and that is for the faint of heart.
Case in point is this pair of Arca in Framboise patent leather with silk ribbons and pom-poms. These are the kind of shoes that make you stop in your tracks and say “holy crap”. They’re just begging to be spooned over a dish of vanilla ice cream.
And the Bella in dark Lie de Vin with granny apple piping is a deep rich wine that settles over you like a tonic. It’s all about simple design, meticulous execution and the use of color and materials that set Corthay in a class of his own.
Arca 001 Last, Framboise Patent, Silk Ribbons with Pom-Poms – MTO
Bella 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin, Granny Apple Piping – MTO
“La Bella” simply translated is the “Beauty” and so it is fitting that Pierre Corthay chose the name Bella for his most elegant demi boot. The lines of this boot are so clean and pure in a way that can only be translated by Corthay.
All Corthay shoes are made in Paris and should be considered works of art. Pierre himself was awarded the lifetime title of maître d’art, or master of art by the government of France. Each year, the award is given to honor native artisans for their expertise and talent in their fields.
While not widely recognized in the United States the award is highly prestigious in France.
To behold a pair of Corthay shoes is one thing but to own them is completely another. If you are fortunate enough to be among the latter you should consider yourself in rare company indeed.
Bella Ebene Calf, 001 Last