Spice up your wardrobe with statement Aquazzura shoes, the luxury footwear brand created by Edgardo Osorio. Plus, the top 5 Aquazzura heels to know and own.

“Women are my greatest inspiration. I see what people are wearing, and I talk to women, and they tell me what they are looking for. As a designer, you absorb everything you look at. Luckily I travel a lot, so I see a lot.” –Edgardo Osorio

Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio launched his luxury footwear brand Aquazzura in 2012. The brand’s sophisticated yet practical designs immediately gained international recognition–the first collection sold out at Barneys in just a few days!

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Aquazzura shoes are a perfect combination of luxury, craftsmanship, and innovative design. Each pair is handcrafted in Italy, where the label is based. Aquazzura headquarters are in Palazzo Corsini, in the heart of Florence, a beautiful palace on the river near Ponte Vecchio.

Osorio grew up between Miami and London. After attending the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, he worked with Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli, before establishing his own label.

Aquazzura shoes are loved by A-list celebrities, such as Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, and have been featured in major movie productions No Time to Die and House of Gucci.

Fun fact: the name Aquazzura comes from the Italian words “acqua” and “azzurra”, meaning “blue water”. Osorio wanted the name to be reminiscent of the crystal-clear waters of Capri.

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5 statement Aquazzura shoes to spice up your wardrobe

If we can say one thing about Aquazzura shoes, it’s that they’re not subtle. Vibrant colors, crystal embellishments, feathers…with Aquazzura heels on your feet, you will not go unnoticed!

The label’s footwear collection ranges from glamorous pumps and sandals to playful sneakers and timeless boots, all featuring the iconic gold pineapple on the sole.

Here are our 5 favorite Aquazzura shoes to spice up your wardrobe!

Sexy Thing 105

The Sexy Thing bootie was the first design created by Edgardo for Aquazzura. This sensual and modern shoe is a hybrid of a sandal and a bootie. It’s super versatile, and can be worn in the summer or winter, from day to night. The Sexy Thing is often called “The Fashion Week Shoe,” or the “12-Hour Shoe”, because it’s so comfortable you can actually wear it all day long!

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Gatsby Mule 75

Edgardo Osorio says of the Gatsby mules: “These mules are absolutely party-ready. With the thin but flared heel and precious details, my Gatsby mules brighten up every step.” This stunning shoe is crafted in Italy from shiny specchio leather in shimmery silver, and features glistening crystals across the toe.

Twist Mule 75

Crafted in Italy from smooth nappa and soft grosgrain, this classy backless mule features two straps that twist for an eye-catching effect, a pointed toe, and a slim, trumpet heel. Feminine and easy to wear, the Twist mule will elevate any outfit, from casual jeans to dresses.

Bow Tie Pump 105

The Bow Tie pump is the ultimate pump with a twist. Sleek and sensual, this shoe is crafted from buttery suede and features a playful bow on the back, a pointed toe, and skin revealing side cutouts. Pair it with anything, and feel like you can conquer the world!

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Concerto Sandal

These Aquazzura sandals are anything but ordinary! The Concerto sandal is set on a 105mm heel, features a satin finish and is embellished with opulent feathers at the heel counters. It’s available in a range of vivid hues, from green to orange.

Are Aquazzura shoes true to size?

“I wanted to make shoes that girls could walk in and dance in.” –Edgardo Osorio

How do Aquazzura heels fit? Do Aquazzura shoes run small, or large? 

Generally, Aquazzura shoes are true to size. They come in half sizes (US 4 to US 12). However, when making your purchase, keep in mind that a pointed toe will fit narrower than a rounded toe—if you have wide feet, we recommend going half a size up. For all styles, we recommend comparing measurements with a similar shoe you already own.

Most importantly, Aquazzura heels are incredibly comfortable! 

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Before founding Aquazzura, Osorio noticed how women often complained about the discomfort of wearing heels. So, he decided to create shoes that women could comfortably wear all day, while still looking glamorous.

Aquazzura heels are meticulously crafted using the highest quality materials to achieve a balanced fit and maximum lightness, and feature padded for extra comfort.

Fun fact: From design to production, an Aquazzura shoe take up to 6 months to create!

Where is Aquazzura on sale?

Today Aquazzura is available at over 300 retailers across the globe, and at flagship stores in Florence, London, New York, Miami, Doha, Dubai, Milan, São Paulo, Capri, Madrid, and Paris.

If you want to save up to 40%* on Aquazzura shoes, make sure you shop italist: we carry a wide range of Aquazzura heels and Aquazzura sandals, including the Concerto Sandal and the Twist Mule.

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