The similarities between Paco Herrero and Paco Gil brands do not end with the name.  As I’ve said in the previous post, the companies share their general approach to women’s

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Wow! It’s been a long break, almost a month. Not voluntary, of course. The workload of a graduate student is substantial. Even though I never stopped thinking of shoes or

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Mermaid Heels and Other Cool Fantasies

Mermaid heels – that’s what I call shoes that have a distinctly scaly leather texture. They happen to be signature Paco Herrero, a classic Spanish dressy women’s shoe brand from Elda. Not too long ago I featured a “mermaid” ankle boot by them. As I often say on this blog, I’m a huge admirer of textured leather shoes.

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The Spanishoegallery Blog is TWO YEARS OLD! This has been a great year - here are some highlights. We've introduced a great Barcelona-based brand Deux Souliers, time-tested Mallorca-based Lottusse and Barrats 1890, Elda-based Paco Herrero and Paco Gil, Homers (and Argila), the perfect blend of luxury and comfort from Menorca, AGARE, a quality casual footwear maker from the Zaragoza area, and Wappi, a brand that wants to shake up the ballerina flat market by allowing you to create your own while attracting attention to women-friendly causes.

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Textured Leather Ankle Boots

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.

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The Ultimate Shoedown or Fairy Tales Do Come True

An "Ultimate Shoedown" is every girl's fantasy. Imagine being surrounded by a group of luxury shoe designers each clutching a pair of their prettiest heels, eager for you to accept them. The stuff of dreams, right? Well, just such a party is a yearly occurrence in the Spanish shoemaking center of Elda. Every year since 1999 the Elda Shoe Museum (and store) convenes a panel of shoe industry, media and arts personalities. Their task - to choose "The Woman with the Best Shoes".

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On the Heels of MB Fashion Week Madrid

The heels of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid took the stage at Spain's most important fashion show from February 18 to 23, 2016. Here are my favorites shoes and accessories from the Fall-Winter 2016-17 collections.

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Madrid’s Magnificent Three

Madrid's Magnificent Three is the best way I can describe my favorite moments of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. This Spring-Summer 2016 season quite a few collections took my breath away. That said, I also have a preference for the designers who work in collaboration with the shoe brands I feature. Here are three couturiers that are not only super talented but who also went with a Spanish shoe designer to complement their collections.

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Golden Shoes

As a fashion trend, gold continues to rise (not so on the stock market). Mirror-effect gold, textured gold, old gold, pale gold, gold leaf, gold in all possible combinations is seen everywhere in the fashion world. Delpozo, a Spanish fashion house that is gaining enormous international following embraced the trend in its Summer 2016 collection, which was shown at the New York Fashion Week this past Wednesday.

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