Our Italia style hand sewn shoes are often referred to as "the Slipper" or loafers and are mostly made with light, flexible soft leathers. Our handcrafted process provides the wearer with a casual look that is so comfortable that the wearer is hardly aware they have them on their feet. The American Indians are considered to have originated moccasins with plain simple thin flexible soles made of leather. Today the construction is similar starting with the production of the shoe from the bottom up, finishing the shoe with hand sewing the top for comfort. Hand Crafted artisans today create our Italia styles as a casual elegance addition to every wardrobe.