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May 30, 2018

Shoes of the Month – Bespoke Balmoral Oxfords by Enrile

I have been following Enrile (Antonio Enrile) for a few years now and have been impressed with his progression as a bespoke shoemaker, hailing out of Seville, Spain. His designs were always intriguing but at first, I was not crazy about the last shapes, all too often being very bulbous. But nonetheless, there was potential for greatness through the perseverance of trade and cool designs. Today, Enrile has shown me his best piece of work […]

September 12, 2017

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New Oxford Model by Enrile

Spanish shoemaker Enrile, has recently released a new model that I find to be quite attractive and unique. His models are often hit more miss with me, more so for the bulbous last shapes. But this one while still having quite a puffed up toe, at least has a more slender silhouette which is very pleasing to my eye. The puffed wingtip and heel counter feature I always found intriguing, never loving it but neither […]

August 1, 2016

Hand Welted/Stitched Cordovan Apron Derbys by Enrile

Spanish shoemaker, Enrile, does a great version of the hand-stitched apron. Enrile’s style of making is more towards that of the Austro-Hungarian style of proper robustly made shoes and while not personally being my favorite shoemaking style, I think that it really lays well with this type of model. Here you can see a few versions that he has done with both machine-stitch upper sewing as well as hand-stitched upper sewing. It’s not often you […]

July 8, 2014

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Bi-Color Cordovan by Enrile

Usually I am not crazy about the split in color on a derby where the vamp/toe is one color and the quarter/counter is another. For some reason the difference between the colors splitting between top to bottom (like on a balmoral) is so much more pleasing to my eye in comparison to the colors splitting from left to right. I don’t know why this is but it is. This model by Spanish shoemaker Enrile took […]

April 11, 2013

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Handstitched Uppers by Enrile

At first glance, you would never guess that this is actually a whole cut shoe. That’s the beauty of design and deception. All of this thick stitching you see was done by hand after the leather was already stitched together by machine at the top line (mouth of the shoe), down to the vamp point (where the laces end on the vamp), thus creating the illusion of a balmoral line, as well as the uniquely […]

December 20, 2012

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The Shoes Have Eyes – Enrile

Creating a version of a penny loafer that has not been done before, can be quite challenging without making them too abnormal. What I am specifically referring to are the slits that you design that are apart of the strap that crosses the vamp. If you think about it, there are only so many ways that one can design them (the slits) without creating something that looks overly thought out aka not very classic. But […]

April 10, 2012

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Hand-Stitching The Apron: By Enrile

Have you ever wondered why an apron-toe shoe might cost more than its cap-toe or wingtip counterpart? Well, more likely than not, it is because that ‘apron’ (as it is called – the stitching on the toe/vamp area), was put together by someone sewing it by hand. That handwork (as it is called) costs extra money. Now this might be slightly off the subject at hand but I must stress this importance –as I continue […]

June 12, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Enrile

As I usually tend to put ‘out of this world’ type shoes on these pages, I feel like every once in a while I need to switch it up a bit and add a little bit of classic back into my blog. I have only just discovered this new up-and-comer in the European shoe industry and therefore wanted to share it with all of you. Once only a leather goods maker, company Enrile from Seville, […]