Paco Gil Women’s Shoes Online

In this post, the brand in focus is Paco Gil. Founded in the 80s, it's one of these classic Spanish luxury shoe brands that like their shoes sexy and tactile, playing up the traditional connection between shoes and desire. In the beginning of this year the company went through quite a dramatic event: a generational shift. The daughters of the founder, Carla and Sara Gil, who for years worked as their father's assistants both on the business and the design side, have officially come forward to take the reins of the family enterprise.

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Custom Shoes by Custom & Chic

Custom shoes are becoming a necessity in this increasingly personalized world. If you customize your kitchen, your car, your Internet browser, your smartphone settings, and countless other things, then why not customize your shoes? Shoes express your personality a lot more clearly than all of the above. Shoemakers have long understood that. Of course, in the olden times, any shoes of quality were custom made. Nowadays, in the "everything is mass-produced" world, having your shoes "made to order" is far from the rule, but custom shoes still have their place.

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Combat Boot Fashion by Beatriz Furest

Combat boot fashion is a throw-back to the 90s style, but it never really went away. It remains a key element of the "grunge" look. Personally, I am not addicted to "grunge" fashion, but I appreciate any style that successfully mixes up feminine and masculine energies. Case in point: these awesome combat style boots by Beatriz Furest, a Barcelona-based maker of high-end leather shoes and accessories.

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This October eve marks the end of the Spanishoegallery Blog's third anniversary celebration month. It makes for a good occasion to show you my current picks from the Fall-Winter 2016-17 collection of yet another favorite Spanish shoe brand: Audley. In Audley Shoes every stitch, every little piece of hardware bears testimony to high-level Spanish craftsmanship.

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A Quick Summer Espadrille Rundown

Espadrille is a great summer favorite. The traditional Spanish rope sole slipper is down to earth informal, pretty, and flattering. Authentic espadrilles can only be found in Spain, where people have spent centuries, literally, sewing them for themselves and their neighbors. Outside Spain, the most basic and affordable Spanish espadrilles are sold by Espadrille Store based in Montreal, Canada. The espadrilles are made in Cervera del Rio Alhama, La Rioja. Local artisans work as a team using traditional craft techniques and equipment.

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Paloma Barceló Twirly Wedges

Paloma Barceló Summer 2016 collection features gracefully twirling patterns on the signature sky-high wedges. Taking inspiration from Gaudi's Barcelona, the brand designers create more than shoes. They create conversation starters.

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Shoe Of The Week: Castañer

Castañer is one of my favorite "Made in Spain" firms. This winter's collection is an homage to Parisian fashion and style. The large weft and warp pattern of this "Marigold" ankle boot reminds me of Chanel suits. This weaving technique creates a wonderful texture.

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Shoe of the Week: By Antía

This week's Shoe of the Week is the "Mimosa" pump made by a young Valencian brand By Antía, established in 2014 by designer Antía López Figueiras. There are many things that I love about this shoe: the softness of lines, the sumptuous leather upper and quality leather lining, the color, the happy combination of the punctured brogue-style embellishment and reptile-print effect, the elegant and supportive heel.

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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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Neon Boots

Neon Boots is a young and dynamic Spanish shoe company that makes Chelsea-style ankle boots for city folk of all sexes (children included), using an eclectic mix of materials and neon colors to spice up its English prototype. The company was born in 2012 in Valverde del Camino, a locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.

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