The Ultimate Guide to Handmade Shoe Brands for Women
Handmade shoes are the epitome of quality so you can expect to find many exclusive luxury brands on this list. You'll also find many mid-priced labels too offering everyday footwear designed to last.

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.
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Pesca Fishmerman Sandal

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.

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Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Leather Pistol Ankle Boot

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.

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Rothy's

Rothy's

The Sneaker

The Sneaker

The casual-cool slip-on sneaker that's machine-washable for an immaculate look always. Offering good support and classic colors.

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Brands

Golden Goose

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Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Italy
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Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.

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Loeffler Randall

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Loeffler Randall

Loeffler Randall

USA
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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.

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Arizona Love

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Arizona Love

Arizona Love

France
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Arizona Love makes of-the-moment handmade sandals using colorful vintage and recycled bandana fabric. Trendy and functional for hot climates.

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Oliver Cabell

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Oliver Cabell

Oliver Cabell

USA
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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.

olivercabell.com

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Wandler

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Wandler

Wandler

Netherlands
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Wandler is a luxury Dutch label handcrafting leather bags and footwear in Italy. Expect elegant styles with a modern sensibility.

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Souliers Martinez

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Souliers Martinez

Souliers Martinez

France
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Souliers Martinez is the French footwear label with foundations in hand-braided leather shoes. Spanish artisans handcraft comfortable classic styles that embody the Mediterranean climate.

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Sergio Rossi

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Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi

Italy
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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.

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Malone Souliers

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Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers

United Kingdom
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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.

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M.Gemi

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M.Gemi

M.Gemi

USA
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M.Gemi create handcrafted Italian leather shoes for women and men. It helps to keep Italian craftsmanship alive by using family-owned artisan workshops around the country.

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Beek

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Beek

Beek

USA
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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.

www.beekshop.com

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Nisolo

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Nisolo

Nisolo

USA
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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.

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Repetto

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Repetto

Repetto

France
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Repetto is the iconic French ballet shoe brand known for its authentic leather ballet slippers and Oxford shoes designed for everyday wear.

www.repetto.com

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