In early January, Jack Minuk head of the shoe division of Nordstroms told Footwear News that, “The decline of the footwear manufacturing industry in Italy that operates mainly outside the designer segment was one of the low points of this past decade.” I am just discovering just how nice non-designer Italian shoes can be. One of the largest Made in Italy shoe lines is Fratelli Rosetti shoes.
Fratelli Rossetti footwear was founded in 1953 by Renzo Rossetti and his brother Renato in Parabiago, Italy. They have been producing shoes for over 60 years. All Rossetti shoes, including the Fratelli Rossetti ONE collection, are entirely crafted in Italy.
Here is a sample of their spring shoes. I really like this wedged sandal.
When I look at the Rosetti website, men’s shoes may be their favorite. Lots of their women’s shoes have a menswear feel to them. While these are not my favorite, I like a lot of the menswear shoes for women on Zappos.
Fratelli Rossetti are available through Zappos and Fratelli Rosetti Boutiques throughout the world.