V Italia started as a small retail store in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in 1988, specializing in all leather Italian footwear. After many successful years, we decided to expand our business. In 2001, V Italia teamed up with a footwear factory and began producing our own V Italia brand of footwear. All our footwear is made in Europe of European made components. Our goal is to create fashion that fits and is comfortable. We use a special hand stitching technique that helps the shoe to mold more naturally to your foot. We use memory foam footbeds.