Golden Goose is perhaps the most famous brand known for its hand-distressed sneakers made in Italy. There is now an abundance of leather sneaker brands turning to Italian know-how to craft their sneakers. Look to Oliver Cabell and up-and-coming sustainable sneaker brand Koio.
Wandler, pictured, which sources its ethical leather hides from France and Italy, and Marion Parke are popular shoe brands for women thanks to their elegant, timeless aesthetic.
For high heel brands made in Italy, Florence-based high-fashion shoe designer Aquazzura offers myriad styles. Despite the towering height of Aquazzura's stilettos, the brand prides itself on the comfort of its designs thanks to the padded leather insoles.
Mei Ankle Boots
The perfect, bestselling everyday boot with a walkable 6 cm heel. Included in Vogue's ten best booties, it comes in suede and smooth leather.
CASATI Combat Boots
Nicholas Kirkwood's bestselling Casati Range of boots, loafers, and sandals feature its bold signature pearls embedded in the heel.
Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.
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.
Wandler is a luxury Dutch label handcrafting leather bags and footwear in Italy. Expect elegant styles with a modern sensibility.
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.
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.
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.
Sophia Webster is a British shoe designer who adds her signature butterfly to her playful footwear. Find bold and feminine styles featuring crystal embellishments and wing detailing.
Mansur Gavriel is a New York brand bringing us high-quality Italian made bags and shoes. Exquisitely constructed from soft lambskin in modern colors and shapes.