Essential Shoes for Spring Summer 2019

As is well known, for every occasion there is a look suitable to wear, but it is not necessary to have so many different shoes for each look, just have the essential ones in your shoe rack that you can combine in a different way for every need.

In this new article we see together what are the essential shoes to have in your shoe rack for the Spring Summer 2019 season.

Loafer: the loafer is a very versatile type of shoe, comfortable and fashionable. Moreover, in recent seasons, it has been confirmed as an essential footwear and with it you can create an informal but stylish look, for example with the item 7275 by Voltan, combined with linen trousers and a tank top, you can create a casual but trendy look.

Low-heeled sandal: the low-heeled sandal is a must for the 2019 Spring-Summer season, it's comfortable but you can easily wear it even with an elegant look. For example, with the item 10140 by Voltan, combined with a short skirt and a simple top, it gives life to a romantic and elegant look.

Décolleté: the décolleté is the shoe par excellence. Any woman must have at least one wildcard pair of them in her shoe rack. For example, a décolleté like the item 62004 by Voltan can be worn for an important event together with a sheath dress.

High heel sandal: for an occasion like an elegant ceremony or party, the high-heeled sandal is essential. You can create a stylish and elegant look by combining a high-heeled sandal like the item 10229 by Voltan with an elegant long evening dress.

Midi heel sandal: for those who do not like high heels, the ideal is to have a midi-heeled sandal. It can be combined with an elegant look or even a casual look to give the look a touch of style. For a casual look you can combine a midi-heeled sandal like the item 24031 by Voltan with skinny jeans and a basic t-shirt.


Stages of development of a shoe: assembly

In the previous article regarding the development phases of a shoe we talked about the edging phase, in this new article we see together, instead, the assembly phase of the upper.

What does the assembly of the upper mean?

After the upper is sewn, it goes into the assembly department where it will take the shape of the shoe.

How does the assembly work?

Practically the upper of the sewn shoe is mounted on a shape, the shape is nothing but a shape of the human foot, usually made of recyclable plastic material.

The shape is not unique for all footwear, models and fit but it differs in terms of model of shoe and number of fit so that the upper adapts perfectly to the shape and adheres in the best way.

Even the assembly phase is an important phase, in this phase, in fact, we have the confirmation that the production up until then has been perfect.

If the upper does not adhere properly to the shape it means that there has been some mistake in the previous phases or that the shoe model has not been set up correctly.

In the next article we discover together the post-assembly phase, when footwear is about to come to life.


Casual summer party look

We have already proposed some looks for a summer evening or day party, but in this new article we offer you looks to wear at a casual summer party. It can sometimes happen to be invited to an informal look and therefore having to wear a casual look, but beware that a casual look does not mean wearing a scruffy look or appearing in a tracksuit, a good compromise may be to opt for low heeled shoes.

The first look we offer is composed of a long dress in fantasy and platform sandal. For example, we can choose to wear a black and silver striped patterned dress with a long skirt and small side slit paired with a particular platform sandal like the 10210 item by Voltan.

The second look, instead, is formed by the combination of skirt, top, maxi blazer and platform sandal. An example of a look is: knee-length black pencil skirt, peach-colored top, black maxi blazer and a platform sandal with fantasy print like item 10140 by Voltan.

The third look we thought of for you is made up of jeans, a shirt and a loafer. We can choose to wear jeans in light denim and combine it with a white shirt with ruffles in the sleeves and finally finish the look with a loafer that is comfortable but fashionable like the item 7275 by Voltan.

Finally, the fourth and last look we have chosen for you is created by the combination of cigarette pants, t-shirt and moccasin. We can for example opt for a dark green cigarette pants with a white basic t-shirt inserted inside it and finish the look with a simple and refined moccasin like the item 7276 by Voltan.


Stages of development of a shoe: hemming and skiving

After having dealt with the development phase of a shoe "leather cut for samples", it is the turn of the third phase, that is the turn of hemming and skiving.

First of all, after having cut all the components of the shoe, they are assembled, after which the hem is made, that is the phase in which all the components are sewn and glued together together with the lining, various reinforcements etc.

What is edging?

The edging is nothing but the composition of all the components of the upper of the shoe sewn and joined together.

Edging takes place in the bonding department, and is one of the most important stages in the development of a shoe: it must in fact be carried out perfectly, both as regards the sample or prototype because it serves to check that there are no errors in the design, both in the production of shoes.

At the same time as hemming, skiving is also performed.

Skiving is the process characterized by the thinning of the skin or other materials that are used for the upper of the shoe to have all the materials and the skins with the same thickness and regularity.

Edging and skiving are carried out by qualified personnel following all the indications received from the footwear design.

As already mentioned in the last article concerning the cutting of leather, the prototype or sample is essential and must be perfect to be able to check the fit and have an idea of ​​how the final shoe will look before being put into production.


Look for a gala evening

Have you been invited to an elegant gala evening and don't know what to wear?

First of all, you need to know that there are small rules for a perfect look to wear at a gala evening, such as wearing shoes with heels, evening dresses, cocktail dresses and recently also elegant women's trousers.

In this new article we see together four simple but perfect looks to wear at a gala evening.

The first look we have chosen for you is composed by a long pleated dress and décolleté. For example, we can choose to wear a dress with a long pleated skirt and white lace inserts with a high-heeled stiletto décolleté such as the item 62004 by Voltan.

The second look we offer is made up of a long dress and a high-heeled sandal. A perfect look is made up of a dress with a long tulle skirt, a neckline on the back that ends with a beautiful elegant bow and a powder-colored sandal with a wide and high heel such as the item 70019 by Voltan.

The third look is created by the combination of a woman tuxedo and a décolleté. For example, we can choose a black woman tuxedo and wear a white silk top under the jacket, combining the look with a two-colored décolleté with a medium heel like the item 73062 by Voltan.

The fourth and last look we have designed for you is composed of a midi dress and a high-heeled sandal. For example, we can wear a dress with a full skirt with calf length and combine it with a bodice decorated with sequins in shades of taupe and an elegant sandal with a large and high heel such as the item 10229 by Voltan.


Development phases of a shoe: leather cutting for samples

In the last article we started to tell you about the different development phases of a shoe, starting from its design. After this phase, it is the turn of leather cutting to develop the samples or prototypes.

What are the samples?

The samples are nothing more than prototypes of the final shoe, which is a kind of test designed to verify the fit of the shoe and to check that all the design has been performed in the best way, even making changes in the event that it is needed.

The sample is of absolute importance, no shoe has ever been produced without it, it is a really important part of shoe development in order to obtain, at the end of the cycle, a perfect shoe.

When the sample is perfect then you can start producing the shoe.

The cutting of the skins for the sample is done by hand by the model maker following the lines provided by the CAD design.

The prototype also serves to understand which leather is best used for production and which accessories to add.

Obviously the leather used for the prototype will also be of the highest quality leather, controlled and specially chosen.

The prototype will therefore be a complete and realistically defined shoe as a real shoe, including sole, heel, accessories, etc.


How to combine décolleté

The décolletés are among the most loved shoes by women, a true symbol of femininity.

But sometimes it can happen that you don't have ideas on how to combine them, so let's see together in this new article some simple looks to create by combining the outfit with décolleté.

The first look we recommend is a look made up of culottes trousers, blazer and décolleté. For example, we can choose an army green culottes model trousers, a plain red blazer and a wide-heeled décolleté in a slingback version, that is with a semi-bare heel, like Voltan’s item 73060.

The second look we have designed for you is made up of skinny jeans, t-shirts and décolleté. A casual look made up of black skinny jeans, a white basic t-shirt with blue veil puff sleeves and a stiletto heel like Voltan's item 62004.

The third look we chose is created by the combination of trousers, jacket, shirt and décolleté. For example, we can opt for a suit of cigarette trousers and a coordinated black jacket with a cream-colored sleeveless shirt and two-tone décolleté with a large midi heel such as Voltan item 73062.

The fourth and last look we offer is composed of a full skirt, tank top and décolleté. An example of a look is: wide full skirt in floral pattern with white base and blue flowers combined with a simple white satin tank top with fine shoulder straps and high-heeled décolleté as the item 73063 by Voltan.


Stages of development of a shoe: design

All Voltan shoes are designed and manufactured in Italy.

For this reason Voltan shoes have an added value, in fact, designed and manufactured in Italy, they can boast the merit of Made in Italy, a guarantee for the well-being of the feet.

The production of Made in Italy Voltan footwear is a protection for our health because it ensures that absolutely no toxic materials are used but only certified and researched materials.

Before the production of a shoe, however, there is its design.

The shoe is in fact first conceived and designed on paper to then take shape using CAD design.

The CAD (Computer-Aided Design) design is a design created by specific computer programs suitable for creating graphic representations in two or three dimensions (2D or 3D) of physical objects and in fact, in this case, it is used to create shoe prototypes.

CAD design is used to create a real representation of the shoe and then make it physical.

This is a very important phase that is the basis of creating a shoe.

And it is precisely from this phase that the shoe begins to take shape, gradually going on to define the cuts of leather needed to make up the upper and its components.


Wide heel sandal look

In this new article we see together some new looks to be created wearing wide-heeled sandals.

Definitely fashionable for this new Spring Summer 2019 season, wide-heeled sandals are comfortable and above all versatile.

In fact, unlike high stiletto heels, they can also be worn during the day, both with trousers and skirts, regardless of whether they have high, medium or midi heels, and you can create various elegant or casual looks.

So let's start with the first look we thought of for you, a glamorous and fashionable look made up of a skirt, t-shirt and wide-heeled sandal. For example, we can choose a voluminous skirt in a pattern of horizontal stripes in white and mustard color combined with a mustard-colored t-shirt and a sandal with a large and high heel as the item 10221 by Voltan.

The second look that we propose is a romantic look with a bon ton effect, it is a look created by the combination of a dress and a sandal with a large heel. For example, we can wear a dress with a poodle skirt with knee length in midnight blue with a special lace on the back and match it with a solid color sandal with a large midi heel such as the item 24031 by Voltan.

The third look we have chosen is an elegant and sophisticated look and is made up of longuette, blouse and wide-heeled sandals. We can opt for a pencil skirt in white and match it with a powder pink flounced blouse. To complete the look, a beautiful sandal with a large and high heel like the item 70019 by Voltan.

The fourth and last look we have selected for you is a casual look created by the combination of jeans, shirt and sandal with a large heel. We can choose between black skinny jeans or mom fit jeans in denim, combined with a simple dove-colored shirt and a sandal with a large and high heel as item 10229 by Voltan.


Evening party look

As anticipated in the last article, in this new article we will see perfect looks to wear at an evening party, simple but effective.

At an evening party it is advisable to wear clothes that are not too short, long skirts and dare with a high heel.

Let's start with the first look, consisting of dress and décolleté. For example, we can choose a black dress with veil sleeves and details in white lace with a knee length skirt and match it with a two-colored décolleté with a medium heel like item 73062 by Voltan.

The second look is formed by the combination of a longuette skirt, shirt and heeled sandal. An example of a look is: brown midi skirt with a particular bow at the waist with a simple silver shirt inserted inside the skirt and a sandal with a large high heel that reflects the silver color of the shirt, like Voltan's item 10221.

The third look we have chosen for you is formed by dress and décolleté, an elegant and very fashionable look. For example, we can wear an animal print dress with a midnight blue color base and match it with a high-heeled stiletto heel such as Voltan Item 62004.

The fourth look we suggest is composed of classic trousers, shirt and sandal. For example, we can opt for a classic black cigarette pants and combine it with a pastel pink shirt with tone-on-tone veil and sequin details with the color of the shirt and a pink patent leather sandal with a large high heel like the 70019 item by Voltan.

To conclude, the fifth and last look is created by the combination of an elegant sheath dress and sandal. For example, we can wear an elegant little black dress with a knee-length ruffled skirt and combine it with a particular sandal like item 10229 by Voltan, with detail in python print in shades of black and beige.