Handmade esparto shoes
One of the basic pillars of AbarcaShoes is to bet from the beginning on handmade espadrilles , in recognition of the importance of artisan work, carried out with care, care and attention to each detail.
In addition, artisan work is complemented by a culture based on using high-quality Spanish products and materials, which is why our esparto espadrilles , in all their variations (blucher, moccasin, camping, oxford, sandals) are characterized by being products entirely handmade in Spain.
Among the main materials we use leather, cotton or jute of the highest quality, which gives all our shoes perfectionist finishes, but above all great comfort, which is a fundamental aspect if we talk about clothing, and above all, footwear. .
We have always carried this business philosophy and this craft culture as a sign of our own identity, with which we try to distinguish ourselves from others. That is why, for example, many specialized publications in men's and women's fashion have echoed our business idea, and have included AbarcaShoes in their catalogs or publications.
The craftsmanship of Abarca Shoes in the media
Recently, Elle Spain magazine has included one of our handmade esparto espadrilles , in a special for the month of July, in which espadrilles are recommended for the summer. An honor for us.
Also, the Modaes portal refers to the participation of Abarca Shoes in the Pitti Uomo men's fashion event that is being held these days in the wonderful city of Florence, and which we have already attended for 3 consecutive years. You can read the news at this link: Pitti Uomo 2017.
And these days, the prestigious economic newspaper "El Economista" has made an extensive report on Abarca Shoes and his passion for purely Spanish manual clothing .
In addition, Abarca Shoes tries every year to collaborate with other companies and businesses that have quality and artisan manufacturing as a hallmark. This is the case of our collaboration this year, we wanted to share a few days with the master luthiers of "El Taller, luthier & archetier". You can read the full news at this link: Luthiers Workshop Campaign .
Or for example, last year, in 2016, we collaborated on a very special campaign with the artist and painter Miguel Fructuoso.
Of course, one of the keys to success lies in our R+D+i department, which is continually looking for new processes to obtain the best qualities, especially in the delicate process of spinning and sewing the materials, and the braiding of our characteristic jute soles (a material similar to esparto grass). Always having as a reference, the new trends regarding the men's and women's fashion sector.
As a result of this effort to keep up to date with the new trends, our latest collection emerged, inspired by the most emblematic neighborhoods of Japan, a country that we visited to stay up to date and witness first-hand the traditional Japanese work style, and more specifically , that of the Japanese artist Masat Tometuka. Visit the collection in these links:
Japan collection for men
Japan collection for women
Manufacturing process of our handmade espadrilles
Japan collection for women