Rustic Charm Sandals from Spain

Rustic charm sandals are symbols of what we in the Northern hemisphere call a perfect summer. It is the time to unwind, to get back to basics, to be one with the nature without having to put many protective layers between yourself and the elements. Of all Europeans, Spanish have perfected the art of dressing in harmony with your surroundings. Spanish sense of fashion and style is a reflection of the country’s long tradition of finding beauty in humble things. Materials like jute, raffia, esparto grass (which actually gave the espadrilles their name), hand-woven textiles are worked into shoes and accessories for durability, comfort, and a rustic charm that is often very refreshing, especially for urban dwellers yearning to get out of the urban jungle.

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Shoe of the Week: Pura López

This high-heel open platform sandal by Pura López is super-glamorous, with its golden-black leopard-print body and luscious black suede of the heel, back, and the buckled ankle strap. This type of  Pura López sandal is a real rarity on YOOX.

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Las Bailarinas Shoes

Some time ago I found out about a company called Las Bailarinas Shoes, which, as the title suggests, specializes in making ballet flats. Ballet flats are very popular nowadays and most brands have their "ballerina" lines. Spain is especially rich in those. It's hard to stand out in the "ballerina" world, but to me, the Elda, Alicante based Las Bailarinas Shoes definitely does.

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