Aneara pronounced “A near a” is a boutique shoe brand which designs and manufactures attractive shoes for girls aged 8 to 15 years with hidden support so they are great for growing feet. With two daughters (and a very handsome son) Andrea the CEO and Head Designer of Aneara was looking for fashionable age-appropriate shoes with support for her daughters' growing feet. After visiting the girls podiatrist to buy shoes for summer, the Podiatrist said “That’s it! We have nothing more after this size for them”. Andrea couldn’t believe at the age of 9 – the girls could now wear ladies orthotic shoes Surely this wasn’t correct. But after much investigation this was the case.
In early 2016, Aneara was born, starting out as a dream. Some people said designing and manufacturing shoes was a ridiculous fantasy. However, Andrea was not deterred. After a couple of shoemaking courses under her belt, sketches under her arm, she was on a mission. A mission to create sandals for a group of children who clearly would benefit from shoes suitable for their needs, and also stylish rather than having to accept what the market had to offer.
Andrea is not only a shoe designer, but she actually makes her own prototypes in her own shoe studio. The prototypes are then worn by a sampling team to see if they are comfortable and stand up to general wear and tear. Once they have been tried and tested they are sent overseas and made with the highest quality leather and footwear materials available.
The most important part of an Aneara sandal is the footbed. It gives support, with a deep heel cup, structured heel counter and adjustable ankle straps. Aneara shoes also have superior arch support and a metatarsal dome which are included in each and every shoe design. With extensive research and consultations with podiatrists, physiotherapists and shoe manufactures the results are amazing supportive shoes which are stylish. They look like everyone else’s shoes but they are great for your feet.
Each style is named after amazing females in Andrea’s life..
For the first few seasons the range will be limited and exclusive so when they are gone, they are gone. As Aneara grows the range will grow bigger and bigger each and every year. If you want something specific let us know…. Maybe you will see your style in the next collection!