Constructed by the local craftsmen of Alicante, this shoe from D∙Caged represents centuries of Spanish tradition combined with modern techniques and an updated style. Both an alum of Spanish footwear brand Camper and the former Director of Footwear Merchandising at Polo Ralph Lauren, founder Alfonso Paradinas has built a company and product built on strong values of quality, durability and timeless style — values that are encapsulated in each D∙Caged piece that your foot is lucky enough to slip into.
D∙Caged plants one foot in the rich heritage of Spanish craftsmanship and the other in the realm of invention, bringing together the old and the new, the best of all worlds, for the purpose and the passion of the perfect shoe. Combining traditional craftsmanship with clean and innovative design, D∙Caged does not underestimate its customers’ understanding and appreciation of quality footwear. Anchored in a philosophy of creativity without gimmickry, of design without deception, of authentic construction without flashy dysfunction, the D∙Caged collections represent a new “back-to-basics” approach to casual footwear. From durable and unexpected construction combinations, to unique and detailed hand-finishing treatments, D∙Caged accepts no creative boundaries.
"Spain's story is told with endless creativity through its arts and craftsmanship. Poignantly windswept Roman ruins, cathedrals of rare power and incomparable jewels of Islamic architecture speak of a country where the great civilisations of history have always risen, fallen and left behind their indelible mark. More recently, what other country could produce such rebellious and relentlessly creative spirits as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí and place them front and centre in public life? Here, grand monuments to the past coexist alongside architectural creations of such daring that it becomes clear that Spain's future will be every bit as original as its past. For all such talk, this is a country that lives very much in the present. Perhaps you'll sense it along a crowded post-midnight street when all the world has come out to play. Or maybe that moment will come when a flamenco performer touches something deep in your soul. Whenever it happens, you'll find yourself nodding in recognition: this is Spain." — Lonely Planet
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