Like a reliable song for the ages, the heel knocking rhythm of a decent pair of shoes is a must-have for the modern gentleman. Amongst the majestic avenues and cobbled gothic streets of Barcelona you will find an overwhelming array of shoe stores, but perhaps you are wondering where to start? The quest for a well-crafted pair of trusty reliables can be both time-consuming and lead to shopping induced trauma. Don’t worry, we get it. Whether you’re looking for a pair of artisan espadrilles or some timeless boots of Spanish leather, Barcelona has all options covered when it comes to finding the perfect shoes for men.
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Located directly across from the art nouveau Casa de les Punxes on Carrer del Rosselló, The Outpost is a contemporary treasure trove for the modern man. With its uniquely designed interior, stepping inside is like taking a mini excursion to a boutique that has been established on the frontier. The Outpost has a finely selected collection including loafers, boots and everything in between. The staff are friendly, the place is cool, and the collection speaks volumes.
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 281
Jose Tascon established his first store on Avenue Diagonal back in 1959 which specialized in quality Spanish and Italian shoes. His children took over the family business in the 1970’s and it has since become a Barcelona tradition. They now have stores all over the city, and their Passeig de Gracia location is a great place to start with contemporary style on one of the city’s most majestic avenues in the Eixample neighborhood.
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 64
If you’re looking for a solid pair of rugged leather boots, why not take try Panama Jack? Panama Jack makes hardwearing Spanish boots and shoes and ships them to reputable shoe stores throughout the world. This flagship store, situated on the beautiful Rambla de Catalunya, brings together a fine collection of shoes which all come at a reasonable price and are certain to last you for many a ramble.
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 98
Located on the world-famous promenade and selling boots to lovers of Western culture since 1948, Corbeto’s is the go-to store for any man pursuing a more mythical style. If your idea of timeless cool conjures up visions of Clint Eastwood in a saloon bar brawl, Springsteen on some roadhouse jaunt or Hemingway at a whiskey soaked writer’s table, this is where you are going to find your classics. Corbeto’s stocks the world famous Valverde del Camino brand which specializes the in Campero (rural) style boot, a quality keepsake from your time in Spain.
Address: La Rambla, 40
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Mamahuhu prides itself on being an ethical trader of Colombian-made shoes. Since 2001 they’ve been supporting the work of artisans from impoverished areas of Colombia and delivering well-crafted shoes to Spanish customers. They currently have two stores in Spain and one of them is located in the enchanting streets of the city’s Gothic quarter. Mamahuhu sells contemporary shoes that are imbued with the vibrancy of their colourful Colombian roots, a style that fits perfectly with the progressive charms of the Catalan capital.
Address: Carrer del Call 11
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