Friday Faves: Shoes Made in Spain

April 27, 2012 at 1:28 am 2 comments

I have to admit when it comes to buying most things baby related I tend to do my shopping in the States. You get much more bang for your buck, but I think Spain takes the cake when it comes to children’s footwear.

The Spanish are a little obsessed with proper shoes for children and lots of ankle support as babies learn to walk. At first I was skeptical and I’m still not 100% convinced that the shoes were solely responsible for my daughter’s easy transition to walking, but I did see the importance of wearing sturdy shoes outside as she learned to walk.

Not only are Spanish shoes extremely well-made, they’re also super cute, especially if you love the classical look (think Mary Janes and boat shoes galore).

The only major drawback is that they’re not cheap. An average pair run about $30, but my savvy in-laws always seem to find deals and keep us well-stocked.  For those of you in Madrid, one place my in-laws find great shoes at bargain prices is at a shop between Puerta de Toledo and Calle Mayor.  It’s called El Ferrocarril and it’s so popular that you have to take a number when you get there.

If you’re stateside you can buy Spanish made shoes online from websites like the one I posted above or even zappos.com carries some.

-Katie

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  • 1. Maryellen  |  April 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Please check sizes with Aly and see what she needs before you’re eagerly anticapated visit.

    Reply
  • 2. Maryellen  |  April 29, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Sorry it should have been your not you’re. Grammatical mistake on my part.

    Reply

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