Many of these brands have their shoes made in Italy by talented artisans. Of course, Italy is known for its incredible depth of expertise in handcrafting leather shoes over the centuries. M.Gemi is one such handmade shoe brand that has garnered incredible success in making handcrafted Italian leather shoes accessible to Americans.
Luxury Italian sneaker brand Golden Goose has enjoyed huge success with its meticulously hand-distressed sneakers. That has given rise to many more brands specializing in high-quality sneakers made in Italy. Oliver Cabell has jumped into distressed sneakers as well to craft a perfectly imperfect look.
For handmade leather boots, British brand Grenson has a century-long history. Find a fantastic range of classic and modern options for women and men.
For handmade women's high heels, look no further than British brand Malone Souliers, pictured. The brand names its skilled team cordwainers, the ancient term for artisan shoemakers who craft high-quality shoes from scratch. Find feminine silhouettes made in beautiful fabrics and leather.
Pesca Fishmerman Sandal
This timeless leather sandal, handmade in Spain, was picked by Vogue France as one of the hottest shoes for 2021. Worn by many style icons.
Leather Pistol Ankle Boot
The iconic black Pistol Boot is Acne Studios' signature item loved and worn by Fashion Editors everywhere. Practical, versatile, and oh-so-cool.
Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.
Loeffler Randall is a family-owned feminine footwear and accessories label run by a majority female team. The brand works in small batches, with its bestseller, the signature Penny tie-front mule, involving over 400 pleats.
Oliver Cabell makes handmade sneakers from soft Italian calfskin leather with honest pricing. The brand is transparent about its costs and what goes into making its accessible luxury footwear.
Wandler is a luxury Dutch label handcrafting leather bags and footwear in Italy. Expect elegant styles with a modern sensibility.
Sergio Rossi is an iconic Italian luxury footwear label that, since the '60s, has been creating timeless, handcrafted styles. The Godiva pump with a pointed toe is the brand's enduring 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.
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.
Nisolo is a Certified B-Corp label designing ethical and sustainable leather footwear for women and men. Find simple, minimalist styles that pair with everything.