Upgrade Your Style With Handmade Italian Leather Shoes - COMUNITYmade


Upgrade Your Style With Handmade Italian Leather Shoes

Upgrade Your Style With Handmade Italian Leather Shoes

by Sean Scott June 09, 2023 1 Comment

Italian leather shoes have long been synonymous with luxury, style, and craftsmanship. This enduring popularity can be attributed to several factors, including the rich history of Italian shoemaking, exceptional materials, skilled artisans, and the unique design ethos that is quintessentially Italian. Let’s explore the reasons behind the immense popularity of Italian leather dress shoes.

The Finest For Hundreds Of Years

First and foremost, the history of Italian shoemaking can be traced back to the Roman Empire, giving the craft a solid foundation in tradition and expertise. Over the centuries, Italy has maintained its reputation as the epicenter of quality shoemaking.

Key cities like Florence, Milan, and Naples have been home to master craftsmen who have perfected the art of shoemaking, passing down their knowledge and techniques through generations. This rich history contributes to the mystique and allure of Italian leather shoes, lending them a sense of timelessness and prestige that is difficult to match.

A Nation of Designers, Artists, and Skilled Craftspeople

The skilled artisans who create Italian leather shoes are a testament to the country's dedication to the craft. These craftsmen possess unparalleled attention to detail and a passion for their work, which is evident in the finished product. The meticulous process of cutting, stitching, and shaping the leather requires years of experience and training, resulting in shoes that are truly a work of art. This level of craftsmanship is part of what sets Italian leather shoes apart from their competitors, and it is a key reason for their enduring popularity.

Molto Stylish

Italian leather shoes are known for their distinctive design aesthetic, which combines elegance and sophistication with a touch of boldness. The shoes often feature sleek silhouettes, luxurious textures, and an expert use of color that sets them apart from other footwear options. This unique design approach is not only visually appealing but also showcases the skill and creativity of Italian shoemakers.

What Makes the Best Leather Shoes

A significant factor in the popularity of Italian leather shoes is the exceptional quality of the materials used. Italian leather is renowned for its durability, suppleness, and beauty.

Tanners in Italy have honed their skills for centuries, refining techniques for processing hides and creating leathers that are sought after by luxury brands and discerning consumers alike. The use of high-quality leather not only elevates the appearance of the shoes but also ensures their longevity and comfort.

Sustainability Sourced Leather

In addition to insisting on the finest raw materials, COMUNITYmade ensures its Italian leather is sustainably sourced through our supply chain of eco-friendly suppliers. This is part of our commitment to doing our part to promote affordable, sustainable clothing and fashion. It’s a movement we truly believe in.

COMUNITYmade Means Made In the USA

Based in Los Angeles, COMUNITYmade is dedicated to crafting handmade leather shoes that are as stylish as they are comfortable. From the finest men’s dress shoes and the best shoes for women to the latest trends in slides and sneakers.

Come See the Process In Real Time

We’d love for you to come see how we make your shoes! The process begins with the selection of high-quality materials, including premium leathers sourced from ethical suppliers. The company places a strong emphasis on sustainability and supports local tanneries that utilize eco-friendly practices, as well as the finest in Italian leather.

Next, COMUNITYmade's skilled artisans create bespoke shoe designs that cater to the preferences of individual customers. The company values personalization, allowing clients to choose from a range of colors, textures, and styles. Each shoe's pattern is meticulously cut and assembled by hand, ensuring a perfect fit and exceptional attention to detail.

The leather components are then stitched together using traditional techniques, ensuring durability and a refined finish. Artisans shape and mold the shoes on a last (a foot-shaped form), which helps achieve a comfortable and supportive fit. Finally, the shoes are finished with the addition of soles, laces, and other hardware, before undergoing a thorough quality inspection.

Why Fit Is So Important

Fit is a crucial aspect of handmade shoes, as it significantly impacts comfort, functionality, and overall satisfaction. A well-fitting shoe not only enhances the wearer's experience but also helps prevent foot-related issues such as blisters, calluses, and long-term injuries.

Handmade shoes offer a level of customization and attention to detail that mass-produced footwear cannot match, ensuring a precise fit tailored to the individual's unique foot shape and size.

Moreover, a properly fitted handmade shoe provides optimal support, distributing weight evenly and alleviating pressure on specific areas of the foot. This results in reduced fatigue, improved posture, and increased comfort during prolonged wear. Furthermore, a good fit contributes to the shoe's longevity, as it minimizes wear and tear caused by friction or strain on materials.

Every Custom Pair of Shoes Tells a Story. What’s Yours?

It’s one of life’s little mysteries. The shoes you wear say a lot about you. And when you take the time and effort to choose a handmade pair of shoes, it speaks volumes. What are the things you value? What inspires you? What are the images and feelings that you’ve collected along your journey that have stayed with you? Is there a way to express these through the shoes you wear?

There is when you book an appointment to create your own custom shoes with one of our master shoe experts at COMUNITYmade!

Why So Many People Like What We Do

COMUNITYmade not only prides itself on producing handmade leather shoes of the highest quality but it is also committed to giving back to the community. A portion of each sale is donated to local organizations, making a positive impact on the lives of those in the Los Angeles area.

Sean Scott
Sean Scott


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Masum Elahi
Masum Elahi

September 19, 2023

Shoes is my mind.

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Find Your Perfect Size

We want to help make sure that your new shoes have the best fit possible.  

We have created a separate fit for men and women to provide the ultimate foot hugging comfort.  Our sockliner and upper materials will naturally mold to your foot and stretch out after a short period of time, so do allow for this when trying our shoes on initially.


 In general, our shoes are running closer to an everyday shoe fit vs. an athletic shoe fit and can be worn with or without socks - but the socks have to be eye catching for best results.


Any variances from this chart will be noted on each individual product page.