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06 August 2019


Le Marche, Italy

6 x Made in Italy Sneaker Brands

No competition in the world has managed to surpass the quality of the ‘Made in Italy’ sneaker brand.
For decades the Italian shoe production reputation has maintained the admiration and envy of other shoe producers. The competition has no doubt imrpoved immensly but Italy will always hold the title of being the luxury shoe craftsman.

We go through 7 sneaker brands that currently made all or a selection of sneakers in Italy. Some of the brands are designed elsewhere in the world but have chosen Italy to craft their designs.

Established. 2008
Alexis Lafont
Paris, France
Caulain Court products.
Leather sneakers, leather boots, dress shoes, and leather goods
Sneakers made in Italy

It doesn’t take long to realise Caulain Court sneakers are makers of luxury sneakers. Materials used include calfskin, merino sheep wool lining. Caulain Court sneakers are artisan shoes designed in France and hand made in Italy. Caulain Court also showcases derbies, boots, small leather accessories, loafers, espadrilles, and custom made shoes. They have a selection of more than 10 lasts for their shoes and more than 5 construction types. This brand is for the true sneaker connoisseur.


Established. 2013
Founder. Melissa Butera
Location. Melbourne, Australia
Products. Leather sneakers and leather goods
Made in Le Marche, Italy

Founded and based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The founder of Department of Finery has had several years of experience working in the shoe business before launching DOF in 2013. They produce sneakers, boots and sandals with an ever expanding array of styles to choose from. Their sneaker styles vary greatly from leopard prints to minimal trendy white leather sneakers.


Established. 1948
Founder. Marcello Danieli
Location. Caerano di San Marco, Italy
Products. Footwear, Sportswear, Accessories
Diadora has a selection of sneakers made in Caerano di San Marco, Italy

Diadora first released a mountain climbing boot in the 1950s. The company grew for its success and expanded to tennis and running shoes. They have recently experienced a revival in their sneakers and currently have a collection made in Italy.


Established. 2013
Founder. Ryan Babenzien
Location. Brooklyn, New York, USA
Products. Leather sneakers and leather goods
Sneakers Made in Italy

Greats sneakers designed in New York, USA and made in Italy. They initially only stocked sneakers for men but expanded their range to include women’s sizes. Their signature sneakers are the Royale Low Top. They are also are rare sneaker brand which offers half sizes on many styles. The name Greats originated directly from trying to find a brand name from that particular word and then choosing that very word itself.


Established. 2014
Founders. Chris Wichert and Johannes Quodt
Location. New York, USA
KOIO products. Leather sneakers and leather goods for men and women
All KOIO sneakers are made in Marche, Italy

Made from calfskin leathers in the famous area of Marche, Italy, KOIO offer the classic set of staple sneakers for everyone. Their styles are smart-casual-elegant and they have a steady design supply of plain coloured sneakers in addition to material differences such as metallic, perforated and also new styles. For example, they recently released retro-styled runners. KOIO sneakers are designed in New York, USA and made in Italy.


Established. 2012

Founders. Enrico Casati, Jacopo Sebastio
Location. Milan, Italy
Velasca products. Leather sneakers and shoes for men
Sneakers made in Italy

Velasca has a very wide men’s shoe range from boots, sneakers, loafers, monk-straps, and dress shoes. Established by 2 friends in Italy, Velasca is named after the Velasca Tower in Milan. Whereby the 2 founders were having coffee looking at the tower and thought of starting a shoe brand. Their sneakers range in more than 5 elegant and smart casual styles. Sneakers are made from full-grain leather or suede leather in many colours.



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