Campania, southern Italy, the heart of Magna Graecia.
A land of history, art, craft, glove makers, tailors, shirt makers, wonders and classicism. On this land, one grows nurturing beauty and excellence and it is here that the Castori brand is rooted.
The culture of elegance in Campania stems from a history of beauty, vitality and creativity. It is an intangible heritage whose missing piece is
being filled by Castori through the bespoke craftsmanship of its exclusive shoes made in Campania. This land has always been a fertile ground for skilled shoemakers, mainly specializing in women’s shoes as well as “third party” manufacturing for men.
With Castori a fresh Campania-style is born, based on the principles of Neapolitan tailoring: lightness and sensuality, with a pinch of sass.

Campania, southern Italy, the heart of Magna Graecia.
A land of history, art, craft, glove makers, tailors, shirt makers, wonders and classicism. On this land, one grows nurturing beauty and excellence and it is here that the Castori brand is rooted.
The culture of elegance in Campania stems from a history of beauty, vitality and creativity.It is an intangible heritage whose missing piece is being filled by Castori through the bespoke craftsmanship of its exclusive shoes made in Campania. This land has always been a fertile ground for skilled shoemakers, mainly specializing in women’s shoes as well as “third party” manufacturing for men.
With Castori a fresh Campania-style is born, based on the principles of Neapolitan tailoring: lightness and sensuality, with a pinch of sass.

A FOUNDER AND HIS PASSION

The brand Castori was born in 2008 by the will and ability of the Salerno-entrepreneur, Vito Viscido, whose background and long history in the clothing industry drove his desire to pay homage to his origins by shaping the ideal shoe. The shoes are fruit of a deep appreciation of beauty that the entrepreneur breathes and cultivates in the family since childhood, with knowledge that a product has a value, not a price. It is Vito Viscido’s maternal grandfather Carlo who imparted his passion for footwear. Young Vito, in his grandfather’s house, lovingly watched as he pulled his shoes out of the closet with love; he cleaned, polished and had them resoled.
They were all custom-made shoes and nobody could touch them. “The shoes come alive when you polish them” said grandfather Carlo, who willingly avoided dirt roads, preferring the paved ones, as not to ruin his shoes.
He repeatedly told his grandson: “Vito! Life is like shoes: few things, but well-made! “
His grandfather’s masterpieces were kept in a shoe cabinet, under lock and key. The key’s handle is now the logo of the Castori brand: a symbol of knowledge, perseverance and curiosity.

The brand Castori was born in 2008 by the will and ability of the Salerno-entrepreneur, Vito Viscido, whose background and long history in the clothing industry drove his desire to pay homage to his origins by shaping the ideal shoe.
The shoes are fruit of a deep appreciation of beauty that the entrepreneur breathes and cultivates in the family since childhood, with knowledge that a product has a value, not a price. It is Vito Viscido’s maternal grandfather Carlo who imparted his passion for footwear. Young Vito, in his grandfather’s house, lovingly watched as he pulled his shoes out of the closet with love; he cleaned, polished and had them resoled.
They were all custom-made shoes and nobody could touch them. “The shoes come alive when you polish them” said grandfather Carlo, who willingly avoided dirt roads, preferring the paved ones, as not to ruin his shoes. He repeatedly told his grandson: “Vito! Life is like shoes: few things, but well-made! “
His grandfather’s masterpieces were kept in a shoe cabinet, under lock and key. The key’s handle is now the logo of the Castori brand: a symbol of knowledge, perseverance and curiosity.

DISTRIBUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE NICHE

Castori’s production is deliberately limited: 4,000 pairs a season, singly examined at the end of the production process. The distribution is therefore focused on selected boutiques and high-end department stores, whose loyal clientele can recognize and take delight in the quality and excellence of the product. Through a Castori shoe, customers can experiment and delve into alternative sides of their personality. Castori is an exclusive niche brand whose products can express themselves with intensity, consistency and freshness.

DISTRIBUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE NICHE

Castori’s production is deliberately limited: 4,000 pairs a season, singly examined at the end of the production process. The distribution is therefore focused on selected boutiques and high-end department stores, whose loyal clientele can recognize and take delight in the quality and excellence of the product. Through a Castori shoe, customers can experiment and delve into alternative sides of their personality. Castori is an exclusive niche brand whose products can express themselves with intensity, consistency and freshness.