This Shoe of the Week, code-named the “Rose Quartz” sandal, was made by the Spanish CX label from Petrer, Alicante. The “Rose Quartz” sandal is sought after for formal events like weddings and first communions, but it also works very well with a more relaxed feminine style. It is very convenient that the sandal comes in three different heights. Comfort without sacrificing style is the mantra of all Spanish shoemakers.
The La Rioja-based Neosens brand is known for its innovative approach to footwear and the “metropolitan” fashion style. The “Moravia” sandal is also in trend: clogs are back. It is a cross between a clog and a sandal. The well-tanned deep cognac tinted leather is oh, so pretty… The “Moravia” looks comfortable, sturdy, whimsical, and swanky at the same time.
Today’s Shoe of the Week comes from Ángel Alarcón. The brand makes embellished pumps and sandals with high heels designed for formal occasions, like weddings, but also for any party or evening out. Ángel Alarcón shares the same foot-friendly philosophy and shapely silhouette with its sister brand, Mikaela.
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.
Our latest Shoe of the Week is a grey suede ballerina by Mikaela. I’ve liked a lot of Mikaela models in the past and own a T-strap ballerina of theirs, which I love (got it through YOOX, you can see it here), but this grey model really caught me. I love the varying tones of the grey suede, the shiny tip, the small heel, and the oh so very elegant shape.
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.
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.
Given the weather here in Canada, it is not at all surprising that my thoughts are currently revolving around boots. This calf-skin navy blue boot by Lottusse I’ve been eyeing for a while, actually. The cut is equestrian, wide at the top and snug on the bottom, but the velvety texture of the suede with its slight purple undertones and the virtually flat, rubber-reinforced sole make it a high-style urban comfort type of boot.
This week it’s a pair of boots, actually, that made the cut. They are by Sendra, a well-established and well-loved Made in Spain company that designs and manufactures Western (cowboy) style and rocker type boots. While not many wear this style of boots in Spain these days, the company is hugely popular in other places, like the United States.
Our Shoe of the Week series is back! This week we are featuring the “Astrid” heeled loafer from the Palomitas line of Paloma Barceló. (The Palomitas line is like Paloma Barceló light – less drama, more down-to-earth and casual). Making shoes with a thick lug platform and heel look elegant is a feat that the designers at Paloma Barceló have perfected down to an art.