The classic handmade Capri white sole loafer
The Capri Loafer
The Viola Milano Capri Loafer is a true statement of a timeless luxury elegance but yet comfortable. The ultimate luxury comfort has been our main goal and something our handmade in Italy production has been known for. The real Rolls Royce of shoes.
Nowadays you you still see them worn on super yachts in Capri, but you’re also likely to see them in the first-class cabin of a jet airliner, the board room, or why not the seaside restaurants in Capri.
In recent year the model has been popularised by luxury brands throughout the world. In the uncompromising spirit of Viola Milano, we have gone to the original source. Instead of copying the original invested in the factory that makes it. Now they make the original for us, stitched by hand using the highest quality materials.
Get a pair in every color, and you’ll fit right in at the Marina Grande in Capri.
Just as many of the pieces that signal true elegance and success, the Capri loafer design was originally evolved for practical purposes, and has then been refined into a true luxury product. This particular shoe is a derivative of the Viola Milano Capri boot, which has is roots in Italian regatta sailing competitions. The deck shoe is a perennial classic in the gentleman’s wardrobe. But, like always, Italians do it better.
The comfortable and non-slip rubber sole was designed to work on the slippery decks of sailing yachts, and it’s white in order to not damage the beautifully maintained surfaces. The slip on design was practical and comfortable when quickly jumping in and out of the shoes during intense match race battles.
This shoe became a favourite among jet setters worldwide, who recognised the comfort and elegance of the shoe. As they brought it from the decks of their racing yachts to their super yachts, the model became of symbol of who’s who in the luxurious harbours of the mediterranean. The model was further refined into this low-cut slip on loafer.