Textured leather is very eye-catching. If done well, it adds flair to any outfit, transforming it from mundane to fashionable. Spanish shoe makers, with their amazing leather making tradition, excel at leather effects, textured leather included. Given the season, ankle boots are on everyone’s mind. They are a very versatile urban style, good for the cool fall weather. Ankle boots come in a variety of colors, but black boots are a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Here is a selection of black textured leather ankle boots from some of the best Spanish brands:
Pons Quintana is known for its awesome leather-weaving technique. It creates beautiful, light-capturing texture. It makes any shoe look so interesting, so attractive, that no other embellishments are required. This anthracite color ankle boot, partially in woven, partially in smooth metallic leather is very, very cool. It would work great with any item of the casual wardrobe and add that special touch to more formal attire.
Low-heel crocodile effect embossed “Sara” leather boot by Paco Gil FW16-17, with frontal zipper detailing.
Paco Gil Fall-Winter 2016-17 collection is titled “Ophelia“. Inspired by 80s fashions, the collection features a lot of black patent leather, both smooth and textured. The pointy toe cap makes the “Sara” bootie look sleek, while the low heel and front zipper bring it right back down to earth. Finally, the mustard-yellow suede fringed zipper pull clashes with all of the above. That “tongue-in-cheek” detail is not a fluke: I look at it as a very 80s style dissonance.
Paco Herrero, the brand, brings to mind high heels and very feminine details. The moderately high, slender 7.5 cm (3”) heel and the delicate scaly textured leather of this ankle boot are all part of this dressy image. I call it the “mermaid” bootie.
“Patsy” Chelsea-style ankle boot with 5cm (2″) heel, 2.5cm (1″) platform, and back zipper. Currently at 297Euros on Homers website (delivery only within Europe).
The “Patsy” ankle boot by the Menorca based Homers is a practical choice thanks to the rounded toe, low heel, and high-quality anti-slip serrated sole. The whole look is a nod to the military style, so popular this season. On the other hand, the elasticized side insert, Chelsea boot style, channels an urban casual vibe. The fashion highlight is definitely the leather: the meticulously crafted engraved texture plays wonderfully with the light. It is a really mesmerizing fantasy element.
Wax textured leather is one of favorite materials at Audley Shoes. I love my wax leather “Kimberley” monk-strap shoes by Audley (see post here). Wax leather texture makes shoes look amazing. The material is great for fall and spring weather not least because it stands up well to wetness.
Another stunner from Homers: the “Silvia” ankle boot. The black metallic effect leather ankle boot has a very special, oily sheen, which is really cool to look at and even cooler to wear.
Low-heel ankle boot by AGARE in black metallic textured leather. 77,50 Euros on the AGARE website.
That AGARE is quality I can attest to myself, as both my mother and I each own a pair of AGARE winter boots (see post here). It is a very reliable brand that places great emphasis on comfort, practicality, and affordability. Fashion trends are considered, but not followed slavishly.
The low heel and side zipper make the above featured rocker style bootie a comfy and practical choice. Overall, the ankle boot has a really nice, well-finished profile. Details like the smooth leather zipper pull with button detailing add a bit of spice. All of this, however, wouldn’t look half as good if it wasn’t for the textured leather: very fine and slightly weathered looking. The metallic effect produces a pleasant, slightly oily sheen.
So here you have it: a selection of great textured leather Made in Spain ankle boots. I hope that this will inspire you to add a pair of Spanish boots to your closet.
A note: I get NO COMPENSATION whatsoever for promoting the products of the brands featured above. I do it out of my own volition, because I firmly believe that North American and other consumers deserve to know about and have access to the best footwear available. That said, I also work with affiliate links, such as you can find on my side bar and in some posts. Those are carefully curated by me personally and are also disclosed as such.
Enjoy the fall in style!