If you follow on me on Instagram and see all of my #shoefies you know that I live in flats and pumps. Recently I've been feeling like I want to mix it up. I've been thinking a lot about our trip last summer to Europe and how much fun we had biking through Florence and passing all of the designer stores. Since we were on the go and had a few more cities to visit, I didn't want to purchase anything because we'd have to cram it into our already overstuffed suitcases (stay tuned for the story about how all of the wheels on our luggage broke and we had to drag our suitcases through Italy and burned a hole in the suitcase and some of my clothes disintegrated. Okay, I guess that's all of it. No need to stay tuned). Well, since our time spent in Florence I have had my eyes on a perfect pair of Aquazzura shoes. Leave it to ShopBop to have perfect Aquazzura pairs, making it hard to pick just one, so I've selected my favorite four!
From the Aquazaaura website:
Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo Osorio combines his eye for dropdead glamour, his passion for modern design, and his hand for highluxe craft into desirable footwear. After attending the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, he made his first strides in the footwear world with the most prestigious luxury brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Sigerson Morrison, René Caovilla and lately with Roberto Cavalli. In 2011 after working in the industry for 10 years, he launches Aquazzura.
Aquazzura is a luxury footwear brand created in Florence by designer Edgardo Osorio. Striking the perfect balance between modern design and impeccable craftsmanship, Edgardo wanted to create stylish yet wearable footwear for women of all ages.
In less than a year, Aquazzura has an “It” shoe which has a waiting list all around the Globe. Coveted by European royalty and trendsetters, the °Sexy thing° bootie has already been claimed an iconic shoe by the influential fashion press. A season-less shoe which stands for the core values of Aquazzura: Modern, edgy and yet incredibly comfortable.
Aquazzura mixes a refined European aesthetic, with modern American sensibility and Latin flair. Edgardo’s studio is situated in Palazzo Buondelmonti in the heart of Florence and near the best shoemakers and craftspeople in the world. He draws his inspiration from the European tradition of high craft and luxury while creating modern and sexy shoes. Edgardo Osorio has been featured in numerous international magazines and recently was cover story in Harpers Bazaar UK as the New hottest Shoe designer.