Lieselotte & Hedwig & Char

In honor of my mother, her adoptive mother and her real mother--I, Vanessa, create shoes I hope will make people think and engage in activism and research and want people to make the world better...I hope you enjoy these shoe designs!!! Take care of yourselves so you can help others.Much Love, Vanessa

Made in Italy
Lieselotte & Hedwig & Char by Vanessa Ferrin

The feature edition

An amazing limited edition and unique design


Balance Restored

Retro basketball
Made in Italy
This is an old-school basketball design inspired by the biggest American champions: made with embossed details, perforations for breathability, and a heel loop for an easy fit, crafted from high-quality materials


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Authentic Italian manufacturing

Each design is meticulously constructed by a skilled network of selected Italian artisans, there are no finer hands in the field. The handcrafting and the materials, are state-of-the-art.


Permanent collection

...laughter and life adorned my mother's personality and were reflected in the shoes she wore. Spirituality, what is important, human rights...and LOVE go into each and every design...Take care of yourselves so you can be good to others...XOXO, Vanessa

Custom crafted
Made in Italy

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About Vanessa

...Lieselotte Ferrin was an artist, mother, German language teacher, wife, daughter, biochemist--Hedwig adopted Lieselotte and was mother to Friederich, wife to Paul and helped run Schmidt's Kolonial Warenhandlung where they gave people dispossessed from their home's food at risk to themselves. Charlotte was Lieselotte's real mother. This is my company, I am Vanessa and I name and give life to these shoes and choose the materials and colors. Lieselotte's paintings are on some of the shoe designs and boxes (such as "Never Again"), as well as her photo. Lovely to meet you all!... Take Care, Vanessa