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Top Choice Shoes in Lucca

Benheart

For an exquisite pair of handmade leather shoes, look no further than this fashionable boutique of rapidly rising Florentine designer Ben. The young designer set up shop with his friend and business partner, Matteo,…
Shoes in San Polo & Santa Croce

Gmeiner

Paris, London, Venice: Gabriele Gmeiner honed her shoemaking craft at Hermès and John Lobb, and today jet-setters fly to Venice just for her ultra-sleek Oxfords with hidden ‘bent’ seams and her minutely hand-stiched…
Shoes in Centro Storico

Calzoleria Petrocchi

This boutique has been crafting leather shoes by hand for well-heeled Romans and film icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Robert De Niro since 1946. Choose from the ready-to-wear collection or design a bespoke pair of …
Shoes in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Fausto Santini

Rome’s best-known shoe designer, Fausto Santini is famous for his beguilingly simple, architectural shoe designs, with beautiful boots and shoes made from butter-soft leather. Colours are beautiful, and the quality …
Shoes in San Polo & Santa Croce

Pied à Terre

Pied à Terre’s colourful furlane (Venetian slippers) are handcrafted with recycled bicycle tyre treads, ideal for finding your footing on a gondola. Choose from velvet, brocade or raw silk in vibrant shades of lemon…
Shoes in Centro Storico

Marta Ray

Women's ballet flats and elegant, everyday bags, in rainbow colours and butter-soft leather, are the hallmarks of the emerging Marta Ray brand. At this store, one of three in town, you'll find a selection of tradema…
Shoes in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Car Shoe

Now under the wing of Patrizio Bertelli (Mr Prada), the original '60s hybrid of sport shoe and smart casual loafer is set for a comeback in this flagship shop. To counter the lothario reputation, it now also does ra…
Shoes in Castello

Kalimala

Sleek belts with brushed-steel buckles, satchels, man-bags and knee-high red boots: Kalimala makes beautiful leather goods in practical, modern styles. Shoes, sandals and gloves are crafted from vegetable-cured cow …
Shoes in Dorsoduro

Acqua Marea

Question: how do you maintain a bella figura (good impression) when high tides are sloshing around your ankles? The answer is Martina Ranaldo’s delightful rubber boot store, where you can find Wellingtons in lemon y…
Shoes in Brera & Parco Sempione

CB Made in Italy

If you can’t face the teetering heels modelled in the Quadrilatero d'Oro, opt for Cecilia Bringheli’s handmade loafers in a rainbow range of soft suede, hole-punched leather and bright and breezy fabric prints. Made…