Summer Basics: The Simple Leather Sandal

A simple leather sandal is the keystone of summer basics, especially in and around the Mediterranean. To somebody from the Mediterranean, a big part of summer enjoyment comes from being able to move around freely, with comfort and ease. Stylistically, this translates into minimalist design and an almost fanatical preoccupation with quality, beauty, and practicality of the materials.

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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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Fascination With White Shoes

Fascination with white shoes has been with me for a long time. Independent of bridal fantasies, I think that there is something about white shoes that is dear to a girl's heart. It may be the promise of summer romance, of carefree time, of dancing....

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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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Dance The Night Away

New Year's Eve, or Sylvester Night as many know it in Europe, is tomorrow. On this occasion I wanted to leave all the readers and visitors of the Spanishoegallery Blog with something light, frilly, and fun, like this avarca sandal made by Alpargatitas.

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Madrid’s Magnificent Three

Madrid's Magnificent Three is the best way I can describe my favorite moments of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. This Spring-Summer 2016 season quite a few collections took my breath away. That said, I also have a preference for the designers who work in collaboration with the shoe brands I feature. Here are three couturiers that are not only super talented but who also went with a Spanish shoe designer to complement their collections.

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A week on the beautiful Caribbean island of Hispaniola put me in my happy place. The Rincón beach in the Samaná peninsula, Dominican Republic, is ranked as one of the 10

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Menorcan Shoe Brand Homers (and Argila)

Recently I made another shoelicious discovery: a Menorcan company named Homers. Like the fellow Menorcan Pons Quintana and Mascaró brands, Homers is also a family-owned company, in business for over forty years. It also started out making slippers, graduating to making stylish urban footwear with an unmistakable flair for natural beauty so characteristic for the Balearic islands.

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In continuation with the “save the best for last” theme, today I give you a glimpse into Pons Quintana‘s current Vente Privée offering. What is Vente Privée? French for “private

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Founded in 1999, Beatriz Furest from Barcelona makes high-quality designer handbags, shoes, and other leather goods. Unmistakably Mediterranean with its neutral and nature-inspired hues, an almost monastic simplicity of design,

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