Buying shoes for KALENA’s at The MICAM is an expose into true inspiration!

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Every year KALENA’s travels to Milan, Italy for The MICAM.  The MICAM is the leading international footwear fair, promoted by ASSOCALZATURIFICI ITALIANI, the Association of Italian Footwear Manufacturers.  The event is held twice a year in Milan, the fashion capital, in the modern and functional fair grounds of Rho Fiera.

It’s always such a thrill to bring the exciting new styles we discover at The MICAM of Italy back to our customers in Vancouver.   The highlight of every year for us has been the fashion shows.   In Spring and Autumn, a sneak-preview of the autumn/winter collections and those for spring/summer of the following year are presented.

KALENA’s have carried many different brands over the years, all Made in Italy and all leather. When we say leather it means soft, supple high quality leather both uppers and linings. The soles are often leather as well. We carry shoes for both men and women .

We look for reputable manufacturers who produce lines for name brands like Prada and Valentino and commission them to produce our own line of KALENA’S shoes.  We also carry, Iceburg, Doucal’s, Xsa, Carmen, and Marino Orlandi just to name a few.


This map graphic presented on the invitation is a great indication of the enormous scale of the event and with every thing written in Italian, I do have to say speaking the language did help us navigate this huge area.


Over all the experience of shopping The MICAM is truly and inspiration to the passion we have for the products we sell. The feeling in the air is always electric and filled with discovery and we are never disappointed by all the talented designers and brands.

KALENA’s will always strive to bring the finest in Italian made craftsmanship to its loyal customers. Now with the new online store KALENA’s can bring a little bit of Italy to the rest of the world.

 We’ll be traveling back to Italy this September so look forward to more exciting new stiles!  – Ciao for Now!


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