ROCCAPINA presents a collection of high quality summer sandals handmade in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy.
The label fills a gap in the market for simple-to-wear, elegant sandals with embellishments,
designed to instantly create a polished look. We do this for women like us,
that struggle to find sophisticated pieces, that easily complement their favourite wardrobe staples and
elevate their casual look without feeling overdressed.
Reflecting life and travels between Europe and Australia the label combines fine Italian leathers
with thoughtfully embellished fabrics, Swarovski crystals and rhinestones.
ROCCAPINA was founded by sunseeking German born Melanie Lia
who has had a longtime crush on well-made shoes and a desperate desire to find the perfect sole mate.
Following a professional background working in luxury lifestyle, accessories and leather goods,
she moved to Italy to pursue her interest in footwear design and production.
“I searched endlessly and could never find my perfect sandal. I wanted a stylish shoe
and I just can’t wear heels all day, so I searched for something I could wear with jeans, dresses and skirts
and could easily take me from beach to bar. Ultimately I wanted sandals that were comfortable and affordable
but chic and special enough to elevate my casual style without feeling overdressed,” says Melanie.