Most leather shoe brands on this list are made in Europe, where expert artisan skills flourish. You will find many leather handbag brands in our excellent round-up are also crafted in Europe.
A surprising number of leather shoe brands here specialize exclusively in summer sandals for women. Many, like K. Jacques and Ancient Greek Sandals, are based in hot seaside locations in Europe and are inspired by classic handmade flats worn locally for decades.
Continuing on the European-made theme, French leather shoe brand Souliers Martinez makes its hand-braided shoes in Spain. The American label Freda Salvador, pictured, also specializes in shoes made in Spain.
You can find many quality leather sneakers brands on this list. Most manufacture in the small region of Marche, Italy, where world-class footwear manufacturing still thrives.
Check out the best and newest women's leather sneaker brands getting rave reviews from buyers. Find top-quality sustainable Italian-made labels made to last.
Ancient Greek Sandals
Ancient Greek Sandals is an authentic footwear label out of Greece. Skilled local artisans employ age-old handmade techniques to bring us modern sandals inspired by ancient Greek mythology.
Swedish brand ATP Atelier, an acronym for All Tomorrow's Parties, combines Scandinavian style, artisanal Italian craftsmanship, and vegetable-tanned leather to create understated bags and shoes.
Beek is an all-leather sandal label crafted by artisans in Mexico using soft vegetable-tanned leather. The brand's sandals have molded arch supports for comfort.
BY FAR is the cult bag and shoe brand from Sofia, Bulgaria. It uses dead-stock leather to create elegant minimalist styles inspired by the '90s.
Definery, based in Florence, Italy, is a timeless high-quality footwear label made in Italy from fine leather. The Loop sandal is the brand's enduring bestseller. Find designs made for easy, classic lifestyles.
Dr. Martens, famous for durable black lace-up boots, is popular with non-conformists who flout their style. These require a breaking-in period then you can expect a decade of comfort due to the air-cushioned sole.
Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.
GREATS is a Brooklyn sneaker brand making timeless, vintage-inspired sneakers for men and women. Find leather, eco-leather, and canvas shoes in muted toned, made responsibly.