Italian shoes are the standards of style and quality. The models are distinct in a flawless performance and unequalled design. But perhaps the most valuable things of the shoes of the Italian production are their convenience and durability. Italy is justly called the birthplace of the best shoe designers in the world. We will introduce you some of them in this article.
The shoe brand Alberto Fermani, producing stunning Italian shoes, was founded in 1960 in the city of Petriolo in the Marche region. The company has started as a small workshop, where Alberto made shoes by hand. The company still makes only handmade shoes placing an emphasis on traditional design, «casual» style, naturalness of materials and comfort. Alberto Fermani shoes from the tips of the fingers to the heels combine fashion trends with elegance of old Italy.
Bruno Magli Company was founded by two brothers Marino and Bruno and their sister Mary. This family brand specializes in luxury shoes, clothing and accessories. The emphasis is placed on masters’ handmade: around 30 people do a lot of operations on each shoe during production. Magli moccasins always are in great demand among public figures: Sophia Loren and Christina Onassis could often be seen wearing this brand shoes.
Italian shoes brand Sergio Rossi was created thankful to the son of a shoemaker Sergio Rossi in San Mauro Pascoli (Emilia-Romagna region). In 1960, Sergio began selling handmade shoes to boutique in Bologna. In 1970, Rossi entered into cooperation with designer Gianni Versace, and later he began to produce shoes for collections for other top fashion houses, including Dolce & Gabbana and Azzedine Alaia.
The Italian brand Tod’s shoe is the brainchild of entrepreneur Diego Della Valle. His father Philip and his grandfather Doreen were shoemakers, and in the early 1900s, Diego began to create his own brand, gradually turning it into a world-renowned company. He dashingly convince the head of Fiat, Gianni Agnelli to wear Tod’s moccasins during the broadcasting of football matches in order to make his shoes be spotted on television and it pretty fast led to sales lift.
Thanks to its bright, stylish, unusual patterns of Italian shoes Giuseppe Zanotti became No.1 choice for many pop and rock stars such as Lady Gaga. He was born in the small town of San Mauro Pascoli not far from Rimini, which is well known for its tradition in the field of shoe manufacturing. In 1994, Zanotti acquired the VICINI shoe factory and released his first collection. His love of music is shown in shoe models, he produces: the majority of his shoes are made in the avant-garde style with elements of glam and punk rock.