Casadei was founded by Cesare Casadei who started out by selling unisex styles and casual footwear. Then, he transitioned into making unique and spectacular pieces. His first showroom was opened in 1990 in Milan, and since then he has been the creative director of the brand. Currently, each shoe style is produced in-house and most of the raw materials used for production are exclusive to Casadei. The brand is well-known for its high quality and its phenomenal designs.