M.Gemi Shoes

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M.Gemi Cammeo pumps 35.5, H&M; skirt 2 (wore a petticoat for fullness), Modcloth top

Happy Monday! M. Gemi asked me to partner with them to help celebrate their 2-year anniversary this week. I’m excited to do so, since I have a rather personal connection with the brand! As some of you may know, I was part of the startup team at the company when it launched, and got to see a lot of what goes into each product. While I’m no longer there, I’m working with them in a different capacity today to share some of my personal favorite shoes since launch! (p.s. shipping and returns within the US are always free)

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M.Gemi Pastoso loafer c/o 35.5, J.Brand jeans, Madewell tee, Burberry trench,
Celine bag at Cafe Madeleine, one of our favorite neighborhood spots

For those who aren’t familiar, M.Gemi brings luxury shoes direct-to-consumer from Italian artisans, with new styles arriving online each Monday. Each style is handmade in limited quantities, but there’s a few core styles that are more regularly available. Even though I’m an avid heels wearer, my favorite shoes from the brand are actually their flats! The Felize moccasin and Pastoso loafer are two classics that were best-sellers from the start, and are made at a small, family-run Tuscany workshop specializing in moccasins. The leather outer and lining on these are soft and supple, making them some of my most comfortable shoes ever with no breaking-in needed.

mgemi italian driving loafer shoes felize pastoso review

I’m wearing a seasonal color here which sold out quickly, but I also love the new cream, gray, and soft pastel options for spring (also check out the Felize in beautiful “dusty rose”)! True to the driving loafer style, there’s small beads of rubber traction cushioning on the bottom which extend to the lower back side, and serve as a guard of sorts when you’re stepping on the pedals while driving. Because I do wear heels so often, it’s a treat to slip my feet into these for travel or for running around town. I typically wear between a US 5 and 5.5 in other brands, and take a EUR 35.5 in the Felize and Pastoso loafers.

mgemi stellato flat italian loafer review

If you’re looking for something a little more sleek, the Stellato is a pointed slip-on flat with leather outers, lining, and soles. These are also comfortable for everyday wear, and look sharp and professional paired with business outfits. Compared to the driving moccasins, these have a smooth, harder leather sole (typical of higher-end designer flats), versus a flexible leather and rubber sole. I took a half size down in these compared to the mocs.

mgemi cammeo heels pumps review

M.Gemi Cammeo pumps sz 35.5 (new seasonal colors – love that slate blue!)

For my fellow heel lovers – the Cammeo pumps were my first pair of M.Gemi shoes, so you may have spotted them in outfits here and there over the years! They have a gorgeous, leg-lengthening silhouette, and are also fully leather in construction. At 4.25″ high with a pointed toe, note these are not shoes for walking around in all day. With pointed toe silhouettes, I find that going half a size up can help with comfort. For a lower-heeled alternative, the Esatto is a 3.5″ pump with a similar silhouette.

mgemi italian shoes felize cammeo stellato review

Thank you to M.Gemi for partnering on this post. I’d love to hear what your favorite styles are, and if you own any shoes from the brand!


56 thoughts on “M.Gemi Shoes

  • Jessica Lam March 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Omg they're all so adorable!

  • Mizeats March 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Jean, I received the loafers today and they fit perfectly! Woohoo!! I love them and can't wait to use them. Quick question – did you spray leather protectant on yours being using them? Thanks!

  • Mary March 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I picked up a pair of the cosmo flats and hoping they fit my wide feet! How's the arch support in this brand?

  • Essere Moda March 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I love them all! It's perfect for the Spring/Summer <3 - https://esseremoda.nl/green-delta-highwaist-pants-for-the-spring/

  • Lynn Yeung March 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Can you link what you wore to give the black skirt its fullness? Thanks

  • Jean March 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Yay! So happy to hear that, and the grey looks beautiful. I actually did not spray mine but I should've … I ran out of my usual Cadillac leather shield spray from Nordstrom and was a little eager to wear the shoes out. If you do decide to spray, just be sure to do it before wearing (or clean them well, if you already wore them) to avoid sealing dust or dirt under there.

  • Jean March 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Melissa – ah, they might be too big on you then, but I do hope they work out! You never know, styles may fit everyone's feet differently based on foot width, etc.

  • Jean March 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I'm pulling together some of my favorite workout videos (that I do at home) and will share when I have a full list : )

  • Jean March 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Mary – I found it to differ quite a bit from style to style. For example the flats with fully leather, harder soles are similar to Valentino flats in style with little arch support. The more cushioned styles like moccasins have a little more.

  • Jean March 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Lynn – my petticoat is super old, I'm not even sure where it's from! May have been from an old costume. I don't often see them for sale anymore, but if you know how to sew, you can search Pinterest for DIY petticoat tutorial made using tulle (it seems pretty simple!)

  • Joyce Pak March 30, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I looove all their shoes and love their quality. I was able to go to their popup store at the Grove in LA and in NYC and try on a few shoes. I really like the stellato flat!!

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  • ruth lin March 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to M. Gemi! Their customer service is unbelievable and I got the pastoso loafers in grey and I absolutely love them. I was wondering what you think of their flats. I am thinking of buying the fortuna flats next but I'm unsure of how comfortable they are and how much support they offer

  • Mizeats March 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Jean, Yes I love the gray color. Thanks for the tip!

  • Lucy April 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I know the heels are not meant for all day walking but can u comment on their length if wear. I love how the heels looks on u and I am 5' tall. If I were to get the lower heel option like the estatto do u think I would be able to wear it in the office with a lot of getting up and walking? I standing Or walking about 60% of the time. Of course everyone is different. I just want comfy shoes:(

  • Naomi April 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Bela, I'm in Canada and I have bought a number of shoes from M.Gemi. I get them shipped to my US Comgateway address and they ship them to me, it's very easy, Google comgateway, I use it almost weekly. When you add a pair (or more) to your basket and proceed with payment it gives you the option of adding a different shipping address to your billing address. I am on my 4th pair and can honestly say they are worth going the extra, yet very simple and easy, step in shipping for!

  • Naomi April 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Ginny, please see my advice to Bella below, I am in Alberta, Canada. I have bought a number of shoes from M.Gemi and it is possible to get them shipped up here to Canada, very easily so! I must plug M.Gemi's customer service, it's excellent and beyond helpful. If you have any issues placing the order up here their live chat option is wonderful.
    Chatting with the girls at M.Gemi they tell me they do plan to ship to Canada hopefully this year but it's not confirmed as to when. In the mean time the Comgateway shipping option is so smooth and hassle free that there's no need to wait until then 😉

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