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    Floris van Bommel

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Floris van Bommel, Dutch Shoe Brand, founded 1734 by the van Bommel Family. Floris van Bommel is a family-run business in its 9th generation. The company started out as a shoe manufacturer and has continued to provide beautiful designs in high quality leather. All shoes are made in the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain with leather sourced in Italy. Floris van Bommel currently runs the company and is trying to build the brands reputation by offering new and modern designs and continuing to focus on environmental and social responsibility, which has always been a big part of the companies identity.

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    van Bommel, Floris

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Floris van Bommel, Dutch Shoe Brand, founded 1734 by the van Bommel Family. Floris van Bommel is a family-run business in its 9th generation. The company started out as a shoe manufacturer and has continued to provide beautiful designs in high quality leather. All shoes are made in the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain with leather sourced in Italy. Floris van Bommel currently runs the company and is trying to build the brands reputation by offering new and modern designs and continuing to focus on environmental and social responsibility, which has always been a big part of the companies identity.

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    Philippe Model

    August 3rd, 2015

    Philipp Model, French shoe label, founded 1981 by Philippe Model. Model started his career in fashion as a haute couture hat designer for famous designer  labels. In 1984 he opened his first boutique in Paris where he sold hats and eventually gloves, shoes and accessories. In 2008, Model meets the Italian designer Paolo Gambato and starts designing shoes with him. The shoes are made by hand by skilled shoemakers and give every shoe an own character. The brand is especially known for its fashionable sneakers.

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    Model, Philippe

    August 3rd, 2015

    Philipp Model, French shoe label, founded 1981 by Philippe Model. Model started his career in fashion as a haute couture hat designer for famous designer  labels. In 1984 he opened his first boutique in Paris where he sold hats and eventually gloves, shoes and accessories. In 2008, Model meets the Italian designer Paolo Gambato and starts designing shoes with him. The shoes are made by hand by skilled shoemakers and give every shoe an own character. The brand is especially known for its fashionable sneakers.

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    Golden Goose

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Golden Goose, shoe label, founded 2000 by Alessandro and Francesca Gallo. Golden Goose was founded out of love for fashion, art and Italian craftsmanship. The brand offers urban high-quality sneakers with a vintage aesthetic manufactured by skilled Venetian tailors in fashion-forward designs. The brand has often been compared to Converse but has gained it’s own reputation as a modern, luxurious sneaker brand.

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    Cage Heel

    September 12th, 2013

    A cage heel is a high-heeled shoe that covers the top of the foot with more than one strip of fabric showing skin in between. This makes the shoe look like a ‘cage’ around the foot. The ‘cage’ can cover only the wearers heels and toes, the whole foot or even the leg up to the thigh. As any other high-heel, cage heels can be made out of different materials, in different colors and designs.

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    Moccasins

    September 12th, 2013

    Moccasins are slippers made of soft leather, originally worn by Native American Indians. Characteristic about moccasins is, that the sole and the shoe around the foot are made of one piece of leather that is sewn to one other piece of leather on top of the foot. In the 18th century moccasins were first imported into Europe and became a popular house shoe. Now moccasins are still worn inside, but also outside in different variations as a street shoe. Moccasins have a hard or soft sole depending on the terrain, could be worn ankle high or flat. They are often decorated with beading and tassels.

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    Espadrilles

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Espadrilles are shoes that have been worn since they were first seen in the 14th century in the Pyrenees and are traditionally made of a canvas shoe with a braided cord sole made of rope. The word ‘Espadrilles’ comes from the word ‘Esparto’ which is tough Mediterranean grass that can be used to make rope. Espadrilles used to be worn in Catalania by peasants but now are also made by high end designers in different colors and materials such as leather or lace.

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    Flats

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Flats are any kind of women’s shoe that does not have a heel or a very flat heel and has a thin sole. Originating in women’s ballet slippers, flats are usually cut low and only cover the foot. They are comfortable to wear and are especially popular in warm climates.

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    Over-the-knee Boot

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Over-the-knee boots cover the entire foot, calf and knee of the wearer. After firearms were invented in the 15th century men stopped wearing suits of armor and needed to find a new way to protect their legs when horseback riding. Over-the-knee boots were invented which were made of leather and therefore much lighter but still good protecting the wearer. Over-the-knee boots stayed popular for men from the 15th to the 19th century. In the 1960s, they were re-introduced to the fashion world by Cristobal Balenciaga as a women’s boot. He started to make over-the-knee boots part of his fashion shows and soon those boots were designed by many different designers in different colors, materials and designs. The fact that skirts were getting shorter in the 1960s also helped over-the-knee boots to gain popularity.

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