My shoe story had some twists and turns but ended up fabulous! I am a very tall worman with large feet which are also very narrow. I have never been able to buy espadrilles in my size, EVER. Until now. I attended an online party with Luis and Kathe and got to choose some amazing espadrilles! My feet were so big that Luis had to order some special forms to make my shoes, but they didn't charge me any extra money. It took a little longer to get the shoes but they were SO worth it! Luis and Kathe even stitched the ribbons up in a way that made the shoes narrower so they fit my feet properly. Amazing customer service. Thank you! It's almost summer here in Maine and I'm looking forward to showing off my fabulous espadrilles.
Had a wonderful experience; the zoom was funny and informative!! The shoes are everything I could have hoped for and more, would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful handmade summer shoe!
Loved both the pairs I ordered
Exciting experience and professionally run. Interesting historical background and an amusing & inclusive Zoom.
We participated in the Design Your Own Espadrille experience and it was awesome! Luis and Kat were so helpful and fun. I added an extra pair of espadrilles they had designed before and I love both pairs! Shipped super quickly as well! Can't wait to make my way to Barcelona and visit the shop!
Hey Luis, Sorry for my late replay, just been very busy. Yes i got the parcel and the content was as expected, my espadrilles are pretty thanks to your advice and idea. Hope your business is going well. Best regards, Jessica
This was my second time participating in the espadrille experience and I had just as much fun this time as the first! Luis was so patient while helping me plan my private birthday experience. My guests had so much fun and the shoes were just perfect! It is such a unique experience and worth every single penny. Can’t wait to do it again (hopefully in Spain ❤️)!
It was such an incredible experience! Luis was so helpful and so easy to respond to my questions! I had scheduled a workshop for ten of us, and it was amazing... Not only were we able to design our own shoes, but we also learned a lot! The shoes are so well made, beautiful, and very comfortable! I was so pleased, that I ordered another different pair for myself!
What an amazing experience to do with friends or family! The product is high quality and the zoom event is the perfect amount of time. The hosts make the event memorable and fun. Highly recommend it!
We had so much fun thinking about what we wanted to choose, going on line and meeting Kathe and Luis then getting our shoes and opening them together on line. Now we can’t wait to wear them out on the town and see what comments we get! Each shoe really looks so different and matched the personality of each of the ten in our group! The quality is better than expected and the fun continues! Can’t wait to pick out our next shoes!! Thanks for a great gift for all.
Perfect gift for the shoe lover in your life! I received this as a Christmas gift from my sister in law. Was so fun doing the class! Love how customized you can make them. It's been too cold to wear them yet, but can't wait to break them out this spring/summer.
I’ve been a happy customer for 3 years now. I keep coming back for more! Their shoes are stylish, well-made, and unique! I love that I’m supporting a small business and their care ensures I return. Now, with the addition of their Espadrille Experience, I can share their wonderful shoes with my family and friends.
Luis and team run a great experience. They make it fun, entertaining and educational all at the same time. I love my espadrilles, favorite shoes of the year and they are so comfortable! They also arrive shockingly quickly! Elizabeth
Love my shoes. And I had so much fun in the online experience
Please send me instructions on lacing them.
I love them! Excited to wear the shoes when the weather gets warm.
This is a beautiful shoe that I plan to wear all summer long. My experience with this vendor was the absolute best it could have been. Very impressed. Highly recommend! Beautiful, functional fashion!
LOVE these shoes and the workshop experience!
Love them! Can’t wait for warmer weather to wear them more :) thank you for a wonderful experience!
This was an awesome experience. While it would have been GREAT to be there in person, the virtual visit made it feel like I was right there. I got to see them being made and the video made it clear these were high quality items. But, when I got them in person the quality was even higher. These are truly comfy and something I will treasure for years to come.
Love, Love, Love and did I say Love? Winter, I need you to leave!
Luis was awesome and enthusiastic! I attended a virtual session and bought the DIY kit. He sent me extra videos and gave me great tips and pointers! I'm very happy with the result! Would do this again in a heartbeat! Highly recommend!
Luis and Kathe are amazing hosts. I didn’t know to expect, but they blew me away completely. The experience was super fun and interactive. I learned so much within an hour about the origin of espadrilles and of course had a ball choosing every detail of my custom pair of espadrilles (the base, stitching, ribbon color). When I got my first custom made pair in the mail, I immediately knew I had to do the experience again. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone, especially to those who love shoes! You have made a customer for life Luis and Kathe. Thank you for all the love you put into each pair of shoes.
I LOVE Barcelona Handmade!!! The shoes are so comfy and stylish and the owners are such beautiful people!!! You won't be disappointed!!!
Thank you for the beautiful shoes! Looking forward to some warm weather in Chicago so I can wear them.
My friends and I discovered virtual The Espadrille Experience on AirBNB this summer. It was so fun, engaging, and informational! Although I'd have to say the time with Kathe and Luis was the best part, the shoes are just as wonderful! The stitching is so unique, and the shoe itself is very well made. Most importantly, they are so comfortable! Can't wait until I save up enough money to design more! Wish I could give Handmade 5 extra stars on this review for customer service on everything from the experience, to assistance with sizing/design, and super fast shipping!
They look amazing and the quality is super good! The materials are incredible and they are stylish. The opportunity to customize my spadrillles made the experience meaningful and memorable. I'll repeat again soon!!
Absolutely love this experience! Have done it 2x and both times it was so much fun. highly recommend to anyone especially for a virtual activity. I love the shoes and I loved their energy. Thank you!!
Love my new espadrilles and the entire experience! It was so much fun to "shop" with fellow business peers and visit Barcelona for an hour... and then receiving my pair of shoes was the cherry on top!
What a fun event! I love my one of a kind, unique shoes! Can’t wait for spring!
Loved the virtual workshop! It was a nice break and felt like a little bit of travel! Have recommended and shared the experience several times!
Wow - it is gorgeous ….
Love my custom shoes! The virtual experience was so fun and engaging and they were really helpful with the shoe design.
I loved it. Great job
Luis and Kathe create the most beautiful espadrilles in the whole world! I recommend everyone to visit them for a truly unique experience!
I love my espadrilles. Colors are bold and there are any ways to wear them! Thank you!!
Learning about the history made these shoes even more beautiful! The artisans are great and really have passion for their products. When I wear my shoes, I feel like I am wearing a part of history and am woven into the story. Thanks!
Beautiful shoes! The quality of the stitching is excellent and helps create a unique, high-end shoe for such a reasonable price. The only drawback of the online class is that the colours on screen are a little different to the colours in person, but that is to be expected with online purchases. Overall, Luis and Kathe have put together an amazing, unique experience that I would highly recommend.
I loved everything about this experience! From learning the history of the espadrille and some of Spanish culture, to being inside the studio where the shoes are made and interacting with Luis and Kathe! It was already worth it before I even received my shoes! I did it as a family experience with some of my cousins, aunts and my mom and sister-in-law-we had such a good time and the shoes are so beautiful and fun to wear! I definitely recommend it!
LOVE my espadrilles, and appreciate them all the more now that I've learned about each bit!
Love being able to make my own shoes and learn how to be an artisan! Also Luis and Kathe are the greatest teachers and super helpful!!
Great understanding right away what my idea was. Helped me perfectly to achieve it.....creamy, light, sexy. Fantastic Luis!
More comfortable than I expected and beautifully designed
I had such a wonderful time attending an event where we learned about the history of espadrilles and then got to participate in choosing the elements for a custom designed pair. What an incredible experience... and a gorgeous pair of shoes!
Loved being able design my own shoes and they look great. Lots of compliments on them!
I loved the Zoom workshop. It was fun to ‘meet’ everyone and to learn about the history of the espadrilles. The work shop leaders were so charming & informative. And my shoes arrived within days . I highly recommend this experience.
Toni and Ellie M.
these are beautiful and the on line course experience was fantastic -- thank you!
This experience was incredible! Luis and Kathe were so amazing. They taught us about the history of espadrilles, and how they are made. All of the shoes that I ordered came out better than I could have ever hoped!
Love my new espadrilles. thanks
Beautiful handmade and custom made, super fun experience