Goccia Shoes, Florence
Warning! If you have a shoe fetish, do not go within a mile of Goccia Shoes. If you do, its vortex will suck you in, the quality and design of their shoes will dazzle you, and your children and your children’s children will end up paying off your shoe debts and die in abject poverty. With offerings for both men and women, this small but impressive store (near the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the old Roman forum and current café hub) has refined and imaginative top-quality loafers, boots, heels and even a leather handbag or two. They even take custom orders.