Franco Sarto launches FLEXA: The next innovation in stretch technology

Franco Sarto, a brand born of Italian shoemakers and rooted in artistry and craft, is raising the bar on footwear innovation with the FLEXA Collection: boots with contour, form, and flexibility like never before.

Inspired by historic shoemaking techniques originating from Bologna, the Franco Sarto design team takes stretch technology to new levels with an ultra-light, ultra-flexible shankless shoe construction with 7mm of luxurious handstitched foam for cloud-like cushioning and a contoured, glove-like fit unlike any other. The result: sleek, high-heeled styles with a destructed feel and tangibly increased comfort and flexibility like never before.

“Our vision for FLEXA was to craft the most comfortable boots we’ve ever made, looking to the heritage of Italian craftsmanship for inspiration,” says Creative Director Gionata Pagni. “With FLEXA, women can feel both beautiful and free to move in their own artful, inspiring ways.”

Comprised of three essential fall styles, the FLEXA collection features a tall boot (FLEXA Tall), mid-calf bootie (FLEXA Bootie), and square-toe slide (FLEXA Slide), crafted in stunning stretch leather with rich, fall-inspired hues. FLEXA styles are now available starting at $160.00 on and select retail partners.

To embody the flexibility and contour of the FLEXA collection, we commissioned world-renowned Physical Poetry artist Erika Lemay in a gravity-defying performance, combining aerial artistry and awe-inspiring movement to put our FLEXA boots to the true test.

"Ultimately, details don't lie. I thought performing in high-heeled boots would be challenging. When I tried on the FLEXA boots and started moving, they felt like a second skin. They are so flexible and allow for full ankle movement. My foot felt supported even when suspended by one foot," shared Lemay.