Walk a mile in HEREU shoes (be it a sunny stroll or a brisk walk to work) and you may just find that they’re the comfiest pair you’ve ever owned.

Spanish Designers José Luis Bartolomé and Albert Escribano went back to their Mediterranean roots after many years in London and Paris, to create HEREU, a brand that focuses on engaging with local artisans, rediscovering craft traditions and using them to distinctive and eclectic leather goods.

Horta Lace Up Espadrilles by Hereu | Couverture & The Garbstore

HEREU has been producing handmade pieces since 2014, working with many different processes and techniques. The moccasin range is made traditionally, having the sole turned up on all sides and hand-sewn to the upper. The espadrilles like the Horta and the Azarbe are built onto a hand-assembled jute sole, and the upper is hand-stitched as well as the toe reinforcement, just like they used to be made 100 years ago.

And if you’re not short on shoes, opt for the Espiga tote bag, crafted from supple, brown lambskin, lined with organic cotton canvas, and features a plaited padded handle. For easy carrying, this piece also comes with a detachable and adjustable crossbody strap.

Espiga Mini Braided Handle Tote Bag by Hereu | Couverture & The Garbstore