The Chelsea Boot Fashion

The Chelsea boot is making ever greater strides in women's shoes. Most Spanish brands I follow included it into their Fall-Winter collections this year. The Chelsea boot owes its appearance on the contemporary fashion scene to the bohemian set of artists, musicians, and other creatives who tended to hang around West London's Chelsea district in the 50s and 60s. And you know artists and musicians - they can't help becoming fashion icons! So from that time on the Chelsea boot became a fashion item.

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Two Years In Our Spanish Shoes

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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Winning Is Sweet

Winning is sweet! I'm very happy to have won in the Maians America Instagram contest. Here is the picture that won - my "Aurelia" mesh sneakers - on their website and their Instagram account.

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Maians Russia

In my quest to get the best Maians has to offer, I've been scouring their distribution network around the world. Maians Russia boasts a wide selection and the models they choose for their customer base are the closest to what I would have chosen myself.

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Barcelona’s Gràcia Major Block Party

As if Barcelona wasn't exciting enough, every year since 1817 the neighborhood of Gràcia throws a giant "block party" - Festa Major de Gràcia. This year it's on from August 15 to 21.

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My Maians

I have decided to sum up my experience with the Maians brand for you. I have written about this Barcelona-based, ancient seaport inspired casual footwear producing company several times. Since first posting about it, I have now amassed a small collection of Maians shoes, purchased through different channels.

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The Height of the Summer Paella

Every year, as the summer reaches its peak (and what a peak we are enjoying this summer on the North American Eastern Seaboard!), I feel the urge to do a post about something that shouts "summer" to all senses.

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High-Tech Sneakers

This post, a third in our current sneakers series, is about sneakers that look like they are straight out of a sci-fi movie. High-tech sneakers, in short. All have been designed with the help of the latest advances in footwear technology.

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“Bamba” means “sneaker” in Spain

In continuation with our Spring Sneakers series, today I'm presenting another batch of great Made in Spain sneakers. Their common trait: they are all made of leather (smooth or suede), but that is where the similarities end. Each sneaker has a its own distinct personality.

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The Three Magic Kings

Happy New Year! The Three Magic Kings are knocking on the door again, so I'd better get my wish list in. This time it's two pairs of ballet flats and an awesome pair of tights designed in Barcelona.

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