About

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 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.

 

PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY

PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY

ROCCAPINA sandals are made by hand.

We work with a small factory in a remote town on the Adriatic Coast in Italy. We work closely with our production partners and know the craftsmen personally. They are passionate about their work and have decades experience working with luxury brands. 

Our shoes are built on Italian lasts that we have developed with highly experienced craftsmen. They ensure a beautiful shape, fit and feel.

We have designed every ROCCAPINA jewelled sandal with comfort and elegance in mind. We created a sole that is both stylish and comfortable and made of high quality Italian leather.

For our editions 2017/18 we have released a limited edition range of flat thong and classic t-strap styles.

Our FactoryOur Factory

Our Factory