trademark is one of the most prestigious guarantees of Italian style in a
field as unique and refined as that of children’s shoes.
Our baby shoes
express all the experience and crafty passion which have always been
inspiring ABA’s founders: Mr and Mrs Fiorani.
Our shoes witness how just going back to ancient professionalism, along with
a stubborn pursuit of perfection, allow ABA to create a one and only product,
a little work of art, an ABA baby shoe.
Founded in 1983 as a specialized workshop, strictly traditional for baby
shoes, ABA has been cooperating with the most renowned brands of Italian
fashion since 1990. Our skilled craftmen and our clever collaborators along
with the designs of great stylists are all shaped so that they can welcome
with grace and style the delicate feet of new-born babies.
ancient times, the area in the South of Romagna, with Lugo, Fusignano and
Bagnacavallo, has been known for the skills of its craftsmen in hand-made
shoe production. Poor work shoes, which were still comfortable and strong,
were being produced: leather sandals, cloth slippers, wooden clogs. All the
materials were natural, while professionalism was being shared between very
few families and passed on from father to son.
Then there was the 1950s economic boom , the strong innovative push and the
industrial re-birth- all of these events changed this area in one of the
most flourishing industrial boroughs in the shoe-industry, There was a huge
increase in shoe-industries along with the birth of many phase-factories (producing
boxes and uppers) and factories producing grains and rubber soles for shoes.
Shoe production became a school for professionals belonging to everyone.
In such an extraordinary and ever growing environment Luigi Fiorani and Rosa
Conti were born and raised. The life and professional paths of Rosa and
Luigi had already crossed during the years. But in 1983 the two decided to
join their experiences and their common ambition to found what would become
one of the most prestigious workshops specialized in the traditional
production of baby shoes- the one and only in the Romagna area.
The idea which has been leading Rosa and Luigi was that of getting back the
ancient skills in order to create a unique product, whole handy-crafted,
which is able to stand out from the great numbers of industrial production.
What better destination, than, for such a precious product, other than the
delicate foot of a baby?
In 1987 ABA lab started completely reproducing baby shoes by itself, not
leaving the production of uppers to a third party anymore.
Mr and Ms Fiorani gathered a group of young workers to teach them how to
perfect their special skills in order to craft such an exclusive product as
Thanks to Mr. Fiorani’s inventiveness and the help from expert stylist, ABA
shoes has started its awesome collections, season after season. Such
collection have been more and more successful through the years.
Since 1990 we are partner of
C.E.R.C.A.L. where we
have the possibility to follow the newest styles, designs, colours for being
always ready and update with the requests of the fashion worldwide Market.
Moreover we are present in the web site of
DISTRETTO CALZATURE where you’ll find all factories, firms, who made the
history of shoes on this region from accessories to final product.
And the rest is today’s history.