Italian shoes are world-famous for their highest quality, fashion and comfort. You see “Made in Italy” and think Passion, Style. Handcrafted in Italy, these 5 brands create exquisite products that set the trends in luxury footwear and accessories. SENTIERO is bringing these brands to you in San Francisco for that extra touch of sophistication and individuality you’ve been looking for.
Founded in 1963, Nando Muzi is a family company with an internationally recognized brand. Mr Nando Muzi, the founder, began his career as an apprentice and started his own company at the age of 25 to design handcrafted footwear for sensual and elegant women. His first line of gold and silver sandals was a real success; a revolutionary style that brought the brand popularity throughout northern Europe in the 60-s. Later on more provocative styles with higher heels and brighter colors won Nando Muzi lots of fans in other markets, including the USA. The current creative director is the founder’s son, Michele Muzi, who helped accelerate growth and development in the emerging markets. Celebrities like Italian singer Laura Pausini and actress Lindsay Lohan have been spotted wearing unique shoes by Nando Muzi.
Vicini is a younger Italian brand established in the mid 90-s in one of Italy’s largest and most famous shoe-manufacturing districts, San Mauro Pascoli. The creative genius behind it is the world-famous designer Giuseppe Zanotti. The company boasts meticulous, rigorous policy of product development, production and quality control and caters to creative, dynamic, inquisitive women who love to put their own twist on classic lines and trends. Giuseppe Zanotti and Vicini are famous in many international markets like Russia and have showrooms in Milan, New York and Paris.
Entrepreneurial brothers Guido and Giorgio Ballin set up the company in 1945 in Fiesso D’Artico on the Brenta Riviera in Italy. The brand is recognized for the craftsmanship that set the Ballin brothers’ creations apart. A unique flair of seduction can be seen in every single detail of Ballin products. Each masterpiece from Ballin is a result of artisan expertise and meticulous curation of materials. The artistic direction is now entrusted to Roberto Barina who designs Ballin collections which are sold all over the world.
This Italian company started out in 1965 as a rural family firm in the Marche region and went on to become a standout brand in the international footwear and fashion scene. Two brothers Elisio and Enrico Fabi made the first pair of shoes in an improvised workshop in a basement. Since then Fabi has continued to make quality Italian shoes, combining the traditional shoemaker's craft with an eye for elegance, innovative design and a passion for the classics. A combination of sophistication, simplicity and attention to detail is what made Fabi creations appeal to a wider audience of fashion lovers.
Artioli’s history of craftsmanship goes back almost a hundred years. Born in 1912, the founder Severino Artioli started learning the art of shoemaking already at the age of 7 attending a workshop after school. Severino became quickly prominent inventing and improving innovative tools and production processes, and the family hasn’t stopped innovating since bringing lots of new techniques and styles to the market. Each of Artioli’s exquisite pairs of shoes take over 200 intricate operations in combination of decades of knowledge and experience. The highest quality of leather allows the foot to breathe and the special lining treated only with stitching is made for comfortable wear and custom fitting.
Loriblu shoes are extremely feminine, trendy and unique. Established in the early 70s, the brand was founded by Graziano Cuccu’ and Annarita Pilotti with a distinct focus on exclusive details and innovative materials. Now LORIBLU is one of the leading brands in the luxury shoe business and is a force to reckon with. Celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Ellie Goulding, Jane Fonda, Queen Latifah and the world's most stylish fashionistas love Loriblu's phenomenal shoes with handcrafted details and unique elements like Swarovski crystals.