Nalebe's Story


Handmade In Milan Italy, Designed in the United States.

Our business idea was born out of a life-changing experience by Amina Means, who sprained her ankle while on a family trip. After almost three years of not being able to wear the shoes she loved, Amina Means decided to take her infatuation with heels to the next level.

Through multiple visitations to factories in Italy, in-depth research, and consultations, I founded Nalebe with one goal in mind

“Infuse comfort with style in a sustainable manner”

As a lover of heels and conscious consumer of unique and trend-defining shoe designs, I thought to myself – There has to be an option for sustainable stylish shoes without sacrificing comfort. The three years of not wearing my favorite shoes amplified my attachment to getting shoes made that served the need for comfort and I chose to use my experience to redefine the nature of heels in the industry.

Our mission at Nalebe is to consistently deliver the best value products defined by our creative shoe designs with blends of innovative styles meant to instill confidence and empower women. We improve the quality of life for our customers by ensuring customer focus, innovation, artisanal craftmanship and sustainable practices is at the core of our focus at Nalebe. We stay ahead of fashion trends in our versatile footwear designs that define luxury, comfort, and social responsibility.


Our Core Values

The ideals that drive Nalebe forward can be separated into 5 different core values that guide our Shoe Making Process:

    1. Artisan Craftmanship - Nalebe Footwear is made in one of the oldest houses known for quality footwear in Milan- Italy, we source the finest leathers and follow a strict responsible production process, Our Artisans in Milan bring decades of experience to our commitment to Craftmanship. 

      Every detail of our footwear is Handmade by our Italian Artisans!

    2. Sustainability – With our "Zero Waste Policy" we ensure that materials are not wasted during production: This is one of our major steps into ensuring sustainable practices

      Ensuring all production is done, only produce to order. I.e., there are no surplus components/materials used in manufacturing. Only what is necessary to fulfil your production order. Therefore, zero waste.

      Waste is generated at the end of every manufacturing process in each and every industry. However, the steps we have taken help reduce the wastage and to manage it more efficiently. We are able to do this by sticking to “Made to Order”, this thus changes the structure of the processes and overall business model of the industry. We have also eliminated excessive plastic packaging during transportation to and from the factory to the US. All our Boxes are made from 100% recyclable cardboard and paper (Made in Italy).



      • Saves Space in Landfills
      • Saves Energy and Water
      • Reduces Greenhouse Gases
      • Preserving Resources
    3.  All Leather products are worked and finished in Italy, meaning that it is a "Made in Italy" product. Compliant with the REACH regulation on chemical substances subject to restriction. 

      REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. 

      REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH is an EU Regulation: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

      We are REACH Compliant and do not use harmful substances in our production.

      All materials are free from formaldehyde, pesticides, azoic (AZO) dyes and dispersed dyes.

      Only certified sustainable raw material sourced from suppliers who are able to guarantee the origin of articles are used in our production

      The supply of organic silk is GOTS Certified. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

       Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibers can become GOTS certified


    4. Innovation - progressive, enlightening forward-thinkers who engaging in new ideas for better solutions to the age long problem on shoe pain. Our shoes are crafted by artisans in Italy with focus on solving the age long problem of painful heels

    5. Customer Centric–  We always engage in critical thinking, Nalebe heels are comfortable and help to prevent pain from long hours. Our Shoes accommodate shoe sizes EU 35 to EU 44 with Wider Calf Options. We operate with high standards of honesty and strong moral principles. Doing the right thing all the time with no exemption with no compromise on Quality. 

Mission Statement

Our mission at Nalebe is to consistently deliver the best value products defined by creative shoe designs and blends of innovative styles meant to instill confidence and empower women. We look to improve the quality of life for our customers by ensuring that we are always ahead of fashion trends, especially in designs that define luxury, comfort, and social responsibility.

Vision Statement

To grow and become a benchmark in the women's shoes' industry by providing our customers with a wide range of uniquely designed shoe models, detailed by superior quality, artisan craftmanship, comfort, and a variety of colors that instill confidence and empower them.

About The Latest Collection


When asked what Inspired this Spring/Summer collection, Designer Amina Means says “Think Bold, Resilience, Emancipation, Unorthodox” – My Shoes are Tools of Empowerment on the feet of the person who wears them. I want you to be Confident and believe you can conquer the world in my Shoes because you can –   Amina Means 

It starts with an instinct for all that is beautiful and dazzling, followed by a hand sketch that becomes the roadmap for precision craftsmanship. With the season’s designs an extra layer of dazzle arrives in the form of Satin Silk, crisscross, crystal-encrusted front. The latest Spring/Summer 2022 Collection is not one to miss!