If you’re looking for some new shoes to stroll around in this summer, these are the Spanish footwear brands you should know about, offering everything from designer heels and handbags to wearable espadrilles in natural materials.
If you are in the market for something sophisticated and feminine, pick up a pair of shoes from Spanish brand Rebeca Sanver. The company was founded in 1987 by a third-generation footwear entrepreneur, and the brand now has a few different lines, each with their own focus. For a snazzy pair of heels, the Rebeca Sanver line is ideal. The TO BE range offers trendy sneakers, while the Pimentos line is all about innovation, such as using organic materials including jute and wood.
With a shop on Madrid’s famous Serrano Street, Miss Garcia is an upscale shoe brand that manufactures a line of shoes for women and one for children. Miss Garcia prides itself on its handcrafted pieces, made entirely in Spain. Designer Elena Garcia claims the shoes are ‘made with attitude,’ and it’s true. Their sassy snakeskin pumps or bright yellow and orange strappy sandals are the perfect way to step into summer.
Estefania Marco believes that women should always walk in comfort, without sacrificing style or sophistication. She designs for a modern and cosmopolitan woman and uses only the best leather and materials. Despite the claims of wearability, you’ll find mostly heels in her spring/summer 2017 collection. The brand also designs a gorgeous range of handbags for you to pair with their shoes.
Spain is famous for its espadrilles, and ACT has created a super-cool line of these Mediterranean shoes for both men and women. Each shoe is handmade in Spain using natural leather and suede. A bit more casual than some of the other brands mentioned here, ACT hails from Mallorca, and the shoes have an island, beachy vibe, while still being appropriate for a day in the city.
A Spanish brand that creates not only shoes, but bags, jewelry and more, Malababa is known for its chilled, relaxed footwear style. Think flat gladiator sandals made of soft leather or suede, or low, chunky-heeled pumps. They also have a children’s line, which includes special accessories for communions and baptisms. The Malababa vibe is bohemian yet chic, perfect for a dreamy summer at the beach.
Uttu Shoes was born when designers and sisters Marta and Sisa couldn’t find the perfect pair of shoes for Marta to wear to her wedding, so they decided to create their own. Today, the line is all-encompassing, with boots, sandals, stilettos and more. They’ll even personalize your shoes for a special occasion, such as a wedding, by engraving the sole.
Suela Shoes are dedicated to being eco-friendly, and many summer styles are made with a cork sole. They offer a separate collection that is a bit dressier and features heels and special occasion sandals that are fancier than the cork-soled platforms. Suela Shoes’ slogan ‘Mad About Shoes’ is accurate – once you try these on, you won’t be able to resist.