Launching The Espadrille

Have you ever celebrated something by "launching the espadrille"? People in Spain never cease to surprise me with the things they get up to, including this yearly espadrille launching festival, celebrated in the Cervera village of La Rioja. If I've learned anything in my four years of writing the Spanishoegallery Blog (it is hard to believe, but the blog is celebrating its fourth anniversary this year), it's that Spanish shoe makers know a thing or two about people and about happiness.

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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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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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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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After a little hiatus (an escape to my favorite place on earth – the Carribean island of Hispaniola), we are very happy to announce that  the Spanishoegallery Blog is one

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