When I think of Pons Quintana I think of their woven shoes and bags. The "Great Weave" is Pons Quintana's specialty and most spectacular design feature. Impeccable execution and brilliant use of color make the shoes (and the bags) a mesmerizing sight. Woven shoes and accessories are also a real pleasure to wear and to touch. The braided texture gives them extra pliability and airiness while maintaining its shape.

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Élysèss

Élysèss, an exclusively women's Spanish shoe brand based in Elche, stood out to me because of its deft mix of retro, classic, and bohemian styles. Flowing, feminine lines, smooth edge finish, soft textures, sparse, but effective embellishments, and moderately high heels present a unified design vision.

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Shoe of (last) Week: Las Bailarinas Shoes

Last week I did not post a "Shoe of the Week", and not for lack of candidates, obviously. I've got so many, in fact, I have a hard time choosing.

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The winter has not yet descended on us here in Canada. It’s still quite balmy, but also rainy. I got my braided Pons Quintana ballet flats all soaked the other

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Some time ago, through a funny and informative shoe-centric blog Los Zapatos de Dorita (Dorothy’s Shoes), written by the Spanish journalist Ana Durá, I found out about a company called

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