Welcome to our first Shoe Shop Talk! What is this you ask ? Shoe designers and shoe industry related persons have what I like to call shoe nerd talk. We talk about what designers are doing, who’s copying who, what retailers are buying, design, materials, lasts, factories, and much more.

Shoe shop talk is going to cover that and a whole bag of heel taps!

For my first “Shoe Shop Talk” I want to review a designer I discovered when I was living in Barcelona, Spain. Beatriz Furest is an über talented accessory and now footwear designer with her own stand alone shops in Barcelona.


What makes her products amazing?? She gets what her girl wants, and delivers!  Her handbag designs are functional, possess creative design details, unique color combinations, and leathers that have a beautiful hand. Oh wait, and did I mention that her bags reasonably priced?



A few years ago, Beatriz Furest launched a footwear collection.  I’ve followed the collection over the years, and really like the direction. This fall, she captures what many comfort shoe companies are not able to do: address the comfort trend combined with a fashionable flair that doesn’t make them look like your grandmothers shoes. Although, Beatriz Furest is not a comfort shoe brand, she knows in Europe there is a lot of walking and living on the go. Therefore, her products are functional, and maintain a fashionable aesthetic.

Here are my favorite shoe designs this season by Beatriz.



 The only chance I get to buy from her collection is when I go to Barcelona. I love going to her shops and seeing the entire collection. It’s very inspiring. It would be great if she would come to the states! You can see her collection and read more about the designer here

All images are from her website.