Castañer’s Big Birthday

It was Castañer's big birthday the other day - the iconic Spanish espadrille firm is 90 years old. I have professed my love for this brand countless times on this blog. One of the most popular Castañer models these days is the "Carina" espadrille wedge. The brand is currently running a draw - every day until April 16, 2017, you can win a pair of "Carinas" by going to Castañer's FB page or through their website. If you don't win, there is a very attractive version of the "Carina" espadrille currently being sold on FarFetch.

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Bronzed Effect Ankle Boot by Homers

This "bronzed" boot by Homers is so beautiful that it has me "shaking in my boots", as they say. Readers of this blog already know how much I love interesting textures in shoes, but there is much more to this boot than just texture. The bronze colored leather with pink and silver undertones and the cool stripe-patterned heel all help create this smashing exterior. This boot looks like it was bathed in the beautiful Mediterranean sunlight.

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The Great Weave of Pons Quintana

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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Women’s Leather Shoes by Jose Saenz

Women’s leather shoes by Jose Saenz Shoes from Arnedo in La Rioja, Spain, have a very distinct style and attitude. Working in a shoe making town, side by side with

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Versatile Farrutx

Farrutx is a brand that has retained its Mallorcan roots. Farrutx has a distinctly unique voice in Spanish shoe design but at the same time it also shares in the legacy of the island's traditional high-quality craftsmanship and leather know-how with other well-known high-end brands like Camper, Lottusse and Barrats 1890.

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Shoe of the Week: Jose Saenz

Continuing with the boot topic in the run-up to the holidays, here is a tremendous pair of winter boots by Jose Saenz, an Arnedo, La Rioja, company. I've been watching Jose Saenz for a while. The impression I am getting is that this brand has a confident, sporty and technology-oriented personality.

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Shoe of the Week: Sendra Boots

This week it's a pair of boots, actually, that made the cut. They are by Sendra, a well-established and well-loved Made in Spain company that designs and manufactures Western (cowboy) style and rocker type boots. While not many wear this style of boots in Spain these days, the company is hugely popular in other places, like the United States.

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Summer? Time To Think of Boots

Summer mood, the weather is great - who wants to even think of winter and cold weather? I don't, BUT.... right now is a good time to take advantage of great discounts being offered on last season's boots. As many fashion lovers know, there is nothing wrong with a) wearing last season b) getting bargains on designer boots. Here on this blog, I am, of course, talking Spanish brands.

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AGARE: Ana, Olga, Teresa

I came across AGARE website in early spring. After reading an interview with Ignacio López Modrego, the founder of the company, I found out that AGARE is a family business named after Mr López Modrego's three daughters - Ana, Olga, and Teresa. The sisters are now running the business, which is based in Illueca, a small town near Zaragoza in northeastern Spain. AGARE's target market is urban men and women aged 35-50, who are looking for casual, sporty, and comfortable shoes at a reasonable price.

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Have you been to Jerez de la Frontera? Me neither, but I’m dying to go there, because of the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre or  the Royal Andalusian School of

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