It began with the nude and orange design– strappy calf leather sandals with cut-out cork platforms and heels. We couldn’t take our eyes off of it! These Casadei sandals are arresting in both color and concept– a combination we totally want to bring to our spring/summer wardrobe.
This Italian brand was conceived in the 1958 by husband and wife team Quinto and Flora Casadei and still proves to be a powerful example of Italian glam. Now under their son Cesare, their panache for color and embellishment remain and this combination is still executed tastefully but under a much modern light.
The cut-out sandals have several variations, including a pink and brown style which involves a cross-over ankle strap and a bare heel. We still love our original find and its other version, a black and yellow fluor combo that looks like it has a place in a club.
Along with that discovery, we also discovered Casadei’s eye-catching croc-embossed wedge sandals. Like the previous design, this sandal dares our definition of a wedge with that slight division of space in between the heel and the platform (the cut-out sandal has a matching colored insert in between those two landmarks).
Unlike the cut-out sandals though, this wedge only has variations and color and not design. Side by side though, we still clap our hands and shriek like kids at a candy store whenever we see them side by side. La dolce vita, indeed.
Looking into Casadei’s collection in Farfetch, we discovered several other designs that prove they are a go-to brand for summer. But if these two designs aren’t enough for you to make that conclusion then I personally don’t know what will.