Italy plays a pivotal role when it comes to producing quality high-heel shoes. Many brands on this list are Italian, like red carpet favorite Aquazzura, pictured. Several European and American heel brands, like Tamara Mellon, have their shoes made in Italy by artisans thanks to their unrivaled skills developed over generations.
Most of the heel brands here have a designer price tag thanks to the high-quality craftsmanship. You expect real attention to detail from handmade shoe brands, like Malone Soulliers, which has a skilled team of artisan cordwainers.
For mid-priced heels, consider playful shoe designer Sophie Webster and the glitzy Badgley Mischka.
Alevi Milano designs glamorous high heels made by artisans in Italy. Find sensual strappy styles made in quality leather with its signature under-sole pearl ever-present.
Aquazzura is the Florence-based luxury footwear label founded by Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio. Find sophisticated pumps and open-toe heels to add height and beauty to your look.
Guiseppe Zanotti is a luxury Italian shoe designer making modern footwear with traditional craftsmanship. Each shoe is like fine jewelry with crystal and rhinestone embellishments a signature.
British label Malone Souliers makes elegant luxury footwear for women, and more recently men. Find pointed toes, kitten heels, and slingbacks in an array of lively tones and prints.