10 Best Ferragamo Shoes

Updated on: July 2021

Best Ferragamo Shoes in 2021


SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's David Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's David Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Grandioso Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Grandioso Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Leather: Calfskin
  • Rubber sole
  • Gancini hardware, Almond shaped toe with moc toe stitching
  • Made in Italy
  • Loafers

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Parigi Bit Driver Shoes, Black, 11 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Parigi Bit Driver Shoes, Black, 11 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Grandioso Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Grandioso Bit Loafers, Black, 10 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Leather: Calfskin
  • Rubber sole
  • Gancini hardware, Almond shaped toe with moc toe stitching
  • Made in Italy
  • Loafers

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Rolo Reversible Bit Loafers, Black, 10.5 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Rolo Reversible Bit Loafers, Black, 10.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Leather: Calfskin
  • Rubber heel patch at leather sole
  • Smooth leather, Stitch detailing, Reversible Gancini logo
  • Made in Italy
  • Loafers

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Asten Loafer Black 10.5

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Asten Loafer Black 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Jelly Ballet Flat Nero Tomaio 8

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Jelly Ballet Flat Nero Tomaio 8
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Granprix Driver Shoes, Blue Marine, 10 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Granprix Driver Shoes, Blue Marine, 10 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Leather: Calfskin
  • Rubber sole
  • Pebbled leather , Logo hardware
  • Slip-on style
  • Made in Italy

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Parigi Bit Driver Shoes, Black, 10 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Parigi Bit Driver Shoes, Black, 10 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Benford Loafers, Tan, 10.5 Medium US

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Men's Benford Loafers, Tan, 10.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Leather: Calfskin
  • Rubber sole
  • Gancini hardware, Formal shoes
  • Made in Italy
  • Loafers

Favorite Florence Experiences in My 35 Years of Visiting

A visitor to Florence for 35 years, who also lived there, describes her favourite experiences: Ferragamo Shoe Museum, three wine bars, Iris Garden in spring, and 11th century San Miniato Al Monte church that has special energy.

Here are some of my recent old and new favourite haunts and activities for lovers of wine, shoes and beauty in my favourite Italian city.

33 Years Of Amazing Shoes In The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

When I arrive in Florence, one of the first pleasures I indulge in is browsing the shoe store windows and occasionally buying a pair. In all these years, somehow I didn't got to the Ferragamo Museum until 2020. The Ferragamo's 700 year old Palazzo Spini Feroni on Via Tornabuoni at the Arno River, houses their retail store and the museum downstairs.

The museum shows you an amazing array of shoes Ferragamo made from 1927 to 1960, the year he died. He was the "shoemaker of the stars" with clients like Audrey Hepburn and the Duchess of Windsor.

This incredibly creative man made everything from wedge heels with five layers of light green, gold, orange, magenta and burnt orange suede with gold leather straps, to classic high heeled sandals of gold leather braids, to sandals with silver and gold straps and a high red platform sole embroidered with jewels in Baroque designs. Other shoes look like they came out of medieval courts or The 1001 Nights.

The astounding range of colours, colour combinations, fabrics and flamboyant designs totally delighted my playful, creative side. I felt like a kid in a toy store, except I couldn't touch the shoes. A place I'll enjoy every time I'm in Florence from now on!

Go to ferragamo.com, click on "museum", "current exhibition" and "past exhibitions" to see slide shows of lots of shoes!

I strongly recommend reading Salvatore Ferragamo's excellent, inspiring autobiography, The Shoemaker of Dreams. He tells you how from his small town in southern Italy, through war and financial hardships, he persisted with his passion for shoes and feet and created the international business he dreamed of. It will make your visit to the museum much more meaningful.

The Salvatore Ferragamo museum opens from 10:00 to 6:00, closed Tuesdays. Entrance on Piazza Santa Trinita. Cost 5 Euros.

Three Florence Wine Bars: Down Home Style, Full of Local People

At Zanobini on Via Sant'Antonino 47r in the San Lorenzo market a simpatico wine making family runs the small stand-up bar with a good variety of wines by the glass. They sell their own wines as well as a huge selection of Tuscan and wines from all over Italy. No food or seating.

Zanobini is my long time haunt just a few steps from where I sold sweaters at an outdoor stand in the San Lorenzo Market 25 years ago. I stand near the bar slowing sipping a glass of Vino Nobile or Morellino di Scansano and taking in the down to earth atmosphere as a few Florentines stand around me shooting the breeze.

I Fratellini is literally a hole in the wall on Via Cimatori 38R, just up from Piazza della Signoria off Via Calzaiuoli, the main shopping street connecting Piazza del Duomo with Piazza della Signoria. Lots of wines by the glass and hearty sandwiches. You drink and eat standing on the sidewalk or sitting on the curb. With my glass of Chianti in hand, I joined young travelers, couples with babies and older people sitting on the curb chatting to each other. A quintessential Florentine experience!

All'Antico Vinaio at Via dei Neri 65R just behind the Uffizi heading towards Santa Croce, has a good by the glass wine list, sandwiches and quick hot dishes like lasagna and about 10 seats inside. I lingered over a generous amount of Vino Nobile and a delicious Tuscan porchetta sandwich in this unpretentious, friendly spot.

2500 Irises Show Their Colours On A Hill Overlooking Florence

If you love irises like I do, and you're in Florence from late April to the third week of May, head up to the iris gardens below Piazzale Michelangelo. Every spring for one month, the Iris Garden shows off its 2500 kinds of irises in stunning displays of colour.

As I admired the colour combinations and textures of the irises around the olive trees and took picture after picture, I gazed at magnificent views of Florence far below. I felt I'd found a peaceful refuge, away from the noise and crowds.

The iris is the symbol of Florence. The International Iris Competition, the Premio Firenze, held since 1954, runs for five days. An international jury of experts judges the entries. The awards ceremony is in Palazzo Vecchio.

To get there, take a bus or enjoy a 20-30 minute walk from the city centre, across the Arno and up to Piazzale Michelangelo, taking in views along the way. Reward yourself with a gelato at a bar just off the piazzale. Ah, simple joys!

Church of San Miniato Al Monte: A Special Florence Friend

Ever since I first went to Florence, I've visited the 11th century church, San Miniato Al Monte, a few steps along the road from the Piazzale. It crowns the top of a hill and has magnificent panoramas of the city and beyond.

I first visited San Miniato to admire the white and dark green marble geometric patterns of its exterior, its delicate 13th century frescoes, its light hearted, mythical Romanesque beasts inlaid in marble, brilliant Byzantine mosaics on the dome, crypt with arches reminding me of Cordoba's Mezquita Cathedral in Spain, and colourfully painted rafters high under the roof.

Early on, after I'd looked in awe once again at the church's artworks, I'd sit on a pew in the back for about 30 minutes and survey the splendor around me. I'd find myself feeling calm and relaxed and my thoughts wandered. Soon my questions got resolved, foggy ideas got clear, insights I needed appeared and I'd leave feeling lighter in my heart and soul.

Now one of the first things I do on arriving in Florence is climb up to San Miniato. I sit on the wall outside to marvel at the views, walk up and down inside to revisit its treasures and sit down peacefully, when tour groups aren't visiting, for awhile on a back pew with my questions and thoughts. My old friend always comes through with wise insights for me.

For me, despite the ever increasing crowds and traffic, I'll enjoy Florence over and over for a lifetime for my old haunts and friends and also for the surprises I encounter in new experiences and places I chance upon every time I visit.

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