When White Sneakers Blossom

The newly arrived spring is a great excuse to do a white sneakers "edit". We are all so addicted to this cool, sporty casual shoe that many here in Canada and the US tried to cheat and started wearing white sneakers in February, during a spell of unusually warm weather. I can understand - generally, sneakers are light, trendy footwear, but white sneakers are even more special: they are a wardrobe staple that combines with lots of things and adds freshness to any outfit.

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Sparkling Shoes for a Happy New Year

New Year's festivities bring to light lots and lots of sparkling shoes. Practically all women's shoe brands use glitter in their winter models, presenting them as perfect party heels. It is not very easy to stand out in this crowd, but some brands do. The one brand that I always single out when it comes to sparkling shoes is RAS.

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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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Halloween or The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, Halloween, Finaos - all these celebrations deal with otherworldly things and with our fear of what is beyond the final line. Humour always helps. So does dressing up, which is a great Halloween tradition. You could dress up as Kitty Soft Paws from the 2011 Puss in Boots movie, for example. And I've got just the perfect pair of boots for the costume. What Kitty Soft Paws would say "no" to so much patent leather elegance?

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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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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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Malababa, My Caramel Leather Crush

Malababa, my caramel leather crush, is an artisan leather design workshop turned boutique luxury women shoes and accessories brand. The Madrid-based founders, Ana Carrasco and Jaime Lara, work with an expert pool of craftsmen and women to create incredibly seductive leather finishes for their pieces. I especially love Malababa's reddish-hued leather shoes and bags.

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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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Gold metallic sandal by Pura López

Gold metallic sandal by Pura López in a flat, minimalist version is a rare treat. Pura López is a luxury women's shoe brand that is better known for its classy nude pumps and glamorous high heels. But from time to time you can also find great exceptions from that rule, such as the "Hena" sandal.

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Shoe of the Week: Virreina

This Shoe of the Week is by the Virreina brand from Menorca. Virreina is a bit of a rare treat on the net. I literally cried my eyes out once when I missed the chance of buying a Virreina bag on YOOX. Virreina designers strive for absolute simplicity and functionality. The sandal below is designed in a pure and timeless style of Mediterranean comfort. The leather used is of high quality, as it is the case with all shoe manufacturers in Menorca.

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