Mia Moretti Reveals the Desigual Shoes That Kept Her ‘Bouncy’ During Her Coachella DJ Set, Shares Her Advice for High Heel Heroes at Music Festivals

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Mia Moretti knows what to pack for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — set in Indio, Calif., where dirt, wind and long walks are the opening acts.

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The DJ made her debut at Coachella proper on Aug. 14, closing out the festival’s first of two weekends. The gig came after years of performing at the many adjacent parties held in the Palm Springs area throughout the festival’s run.

“I have been a participant in many aspects,” Moretti said. “I’ve thrown my own party around Coachella. I have played many, many pool parties, after-parties, around peripheral Coachella, but I’ve never performed at the festival, so it’s my first time.”

Moretti, who entertained crowds with familiar hits and new music of her own making, performed in a mesh logomania Balmain top, Ottolinger pants and white Desigual clog sneakers.


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Comfort was key for Moretti, who slipped her feet into the Spanish brand’s shoes, which incorporated a 2.5-inch chunky platform.

“To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting to wear these,” Moretti told Footwear News. “But after spending two days trampling across the festival in the sun, my feet were done, done, done. I could hardly walk in any shoes. I slipped on [the shoes] and it felt like I was walking on a cloud. They saved my life. I also think they gave me a little extra bouncy during my set.”

Desigual clog sneakers
Desigual clog sneakers

For those who consider themselves high heel heroes, Moretti warns that Coachella is no place to put your feet to the test.

“I beg of you, do not show up in a heel. To a festival, to a rave, to a warehouse party — it is not the time or the place. Show up in a shoe you know you can keep dancing in after 5 hours. Plan for a good time. I love a good heel, but like we say about relationships: Timing is everything.”

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