Benincasa Milano is a line of luxury shoes designed by Maija Benincasa. Maija left her corporate job and moved to Milan with a dream of providing women with gorgeous heels that don’t hurt like hell. With a determination to marry two separate worlds, she partnered with Italian artisans and biomedical engineers to create Benincasa’s patent-pending solution. Maija started her footwear journey at the renowned Ars Sutoria school in Milan.
Benincasa Milano products are handmade in a factory in Vigevano, a town outside of Milan, famous for producing luxury brands like Manolo Blahnik and Oscar de la Renta. All materials are sourced from the highest-quality tanneries and suppliers in Italy. Benincasa bypasses the traditional markups of department stores and boutiques and sells directly to its customers at a value.
Benincasa Milano is women and family owned by Maija Benincasa and Anne Benincasa Stockstill. “Benincasa” means “good house” and is the sister’s Italian heritage surname. Maija and Anne are third generation entrepreneurs following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather.