March 2, 2014


Two months ago I met with an old friend who had just returned from Madrid. As he knew my passion for shoes, he asked me if I had ever heard about Berwick. He had bought two pairs from Corte Ingles and was pleased. Honestly, I had to confess that I had never heard about it, but being intrigued by the contentment shown by my friend and also by the questions of some readers, I decided to find more about it and, why not, to try a pair.


Berwick comes from an area of Spain with a strong tradition in shoemaking, which is Almansa (Albacete). Having many competitors on the same market segment, the real difficulty is to obtain an affordable price while maintaining the quality at an acceptable standard. And Berwick does a great job in this matter. Their suppliers are among the best in the industry, like Dupuy or Annonay tanneries from France, or Charles Stead from England. The rubber soles are provided by Harboro (Dainite soles) and Vibram from Italy. John Rendenbach from Germany provides them his oak tanned leather sole, used for an exclusive number of brands (Laszlo Vass for example). The average price of a pair of shoes in Spain is of 150 Euros for regular range and 185 Euros for Premium Grade. (Rendenbach soles and hand finished leather crusts)…

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