Some of the most comfortable shoes we carry at The Shoe Spa come from Robert Zur. Joined by his two daughters, Robert has forged a brand that continues to produce a sophisticated collection for the modern day consumer.
A Designer’s Passion
Robert Zur got his first job in the industry over four decades ago at Endicott Johnson, a New York-based shoe manufacturer where his grandparents worked various labor-intensive positions. He was hired straight out of college and was asked to learn the business by starting in the accounting department. As he slowly studied the processes and functions of the company, Zur realized his true passion was in shoe design.
After a short while, Zur decided to follow his heart and chase his dream of becoming a shoe designer. He moved his wife and two children to Maine and began working for several quality shoe manufacturers in the area, learning the ins-and-outs of the craft. Zur’s big break came in 1978, when US Shoe offered him a design job in Florence, Italy. His expertise grew rapidly while studying the revolving fashion trends of the European shoe market.
In 1990, Robert Zur truly began to make a name for himself. He worked for the late, great designer David Evans in New York City, as well as Cole Haan over the course of 11 years as a women’s shoes designer. Finally, he launched his own company in 2001 with a line of Italian-made heels under the Robert Zur name.
Luxurious, Everyday Shoes
Robert Zur, along with his daughters Heather and Rachael, continue to make fashion-savvy, everyday shoes for women. The brand knows that classic styles never go out of fashion and lead to timeless footwear. Their products are easy to wear, and each pair is versatile enough for a variety of occasions.
While style is the most essential component, Robert Zur doesn’t sacrifice comfort, always ensuring their women’s shoes are easy to wear. The quality materials and fit of their shoes are remarkable, leaving your feet feeling great even after wearing them all day. Their products reflect Zur’s ever-growing knowledge of chic, smart, stylish design that was started over four decades ago.
The brand includes an array of women’s loafers, moccasins, and thong sandals that have been crafted with the consumer in mind. The cornerstone material behind the shoes is True Glove leather. Its superior softness sets it apart from other leathers used by top brands. Recently, they have even introduced handbags to their collection, utilizing the same quality materials and craftsmanship that go into their shoes.
You can find some of our favorite Robert Zur shoes below, and plenty more at The Shoe Spa!
Lilli Thong in Red
Driving Moccasin in White
Petra Loafer in Bronze