Great Shoes Come With Great Stories

The Spanishoegallery Blog is three years old! Anniversaries (and this one is a milestone of sorts) make you think. This blog was started as a gut reaction to discovering that most shoes I liked in stores and online were Spanish. Not just "Made in Spain", but of actual Spanish conception and design. Back then I did not much wonder why, but simply dove into the project, trusting that the answer will come later. So, what is my take away from three years of blogging? Why Spanish shoes?

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Lace Up Sandals

Lace up sandals are making a very strong appearance this season and I'm loving it! Lace-ups look great on the feet and on the legs. Here is fashion icon Kendall Jenner wearing a striking "gladiator" version of the lace-up sandal, also called the "cage" sandal.

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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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Salamanca The Golden Mile

Salamanca the Golden Mile is comprised of two of Madrid's most upscale shopping destinations: the Ortega y Gasset and Serrano streets.The Ortega y Gasset and Serrano streets house the most exclusive fashion and accessories shops, which gave this area the name of Salamanca The Golden Mile.

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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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Marina, a very good friend of mine, was going to Mallorca this summer. Well, I said, do I have a job for you! I’m working on this website about Spanish

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Mallorca, the largest island of the Balearic Island archipelago, is synonymous with shoe-making. Mostly family  owned, the Mallorcan shoe companies make footwear ranging from traditional espadrilles and avarques to elegant

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