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From 1962, this brand has grown in popularity from Brazil to across the world. Worn by almost everyone from beach lovers to Oscar nominees! Havaianas footwear comes in styles for women, men, children and infants with special edition styles. The original flip-flop 'chanclas' now come in 36 varieties- just for women! The brand also has expanded their styles to include espadrilles, rain boots, sneakers, and more. Pick from a basic color to match every outfit or a unique design that will have everyone admiring your feet!
These sandals are "The Real Ones"- don't be fooled by other copies of their sandals, because these are the only ones that "don't smell, don't lose their shape, and with straps that don't get loose."
Shop online, at Corte Ingles or in their Madrid store.


This Spanish chain can be seen as the Zara of shoes. They offer a wide variety of trendy models (imitating well-known makes) at affordable prices. Quality is not excellent but you can’t have it all!



This Spanish brand is now famous (and imitated) all over the world. Prices are not cheap but none of the shoes you buy anywhere else will be as comfortable as the ones you’ll get in Camper.



The famous Catalan brand of shoes has a store in the capital. Vialis shoes are made primarily from Italian leather and rely on an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning process.  The look is a contemporary twist on vintage style in a natural or shadow finish.


Antigua Casa Crespo

This shop specializes in rope-soled sandals. You’ll find all the traditional models and the store is a real museum that is worth a visit. They open on Saturdays mornings only during the summer period.


Pretty Ballerinas

This brand will seduce fans of ballet shoes. In this shop with very feminin decor you can choose from a multitude of models, colours, materials and heights. Its impossible not to find what you want. Lots of shops in Madrid.


Cristina Castaņer

One of the best and most famous shoe designers in Spain (they often work for Hermes Haute Couture). Don’t miss this shop but beware of the prices!