Written and Illustrated by Kim Fabio

Patent Leather Shoes is a story about young Emma who believes her favorite shoes will help her do well on a classroom assignment. However, her mother wants her to save them for special occasions. This is a charming story about self confidence and testing boundaries.

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10% of the the proceeds of this hardcover book will be donated to the Sofia Alejandra Gutierrez Brain Aneurysm Research Fund. This research fund allows the dedicated staff of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to accelerate their research into the genetic causes of the disease and discover new therapies and treatment to prevent premature deaths.

Kim Fabio is a very talented footwear designer, with a particular fondness for patent leather shoes. How exciting to see her cultivate her talents and her passion in this new children’s book! We wish her all the best with it.

Mandy Cabot, CEO Dansko

I love this book! It was an honor for my daughter Emma to play the main character in this book because shoes are one of her favorite things as well. Patent leather shoes teaches young girls to hold true to one of a woman’s favorite things! Shoes!

Monica Gutierrez

As a shoe designer, Kim Fabio has always had a love for patent leather shoes. It is no surprise that she has written a wonderful story about her favorite shoes.

Dave Levy, CEO Hawley Lane Shoes

KIM FABIO graduated with a BFA from Syracuse University. Her love of patent leather shoes as a child inspired this book as well as her career as a shoe designer. She resides in Neptune Beach, FL with her husband James.