Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tigra Match-for El Ganso

Just back from Barcelona with Zita and Zsuzsi where we went to the opening of the latest El Ganso shop and the launch of the new models including Tigra Match in various Nailhead Tweed colour combinations and leathers. I opted for the ever popular sole detail as used all previous Tigra Classic models. Take a look

Perforated leather-the new look for SS12

Not everybody gets it but I want to see these for SS12-in the shops and on the foot.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

El Ganso Tigra Track shoe

This modified model of Tigra Track is confirmed for future orders for the El Ganso shops

Sold throughout Spain, France, Germany and Italy.

Monday, 12 September 2011

El Ganso Tigra Track shoe

This model of Tigra Track has just had a reworked double rubber stripe on the foxing so as to improve the form on the rubber toe bumper. This in various colour combinations is a very good seller in the El Ganso shops world wide.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Embroidered logo

We have introduced embroidered branding on some of the El Ganso collection following some Spanish shoe companies offering a copy of our original shoes.

El Ganso classics models in new fabrics

These have been produced in Hound's Tooth fabrics and Herringbone. Classic Tigra.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Sailing on lake Balaton

A friend was sailing at the weekend on lake Balaton and sent this photo of his El Ganso Tigra Classic seen drying on the hand rail of the boat.

A couple of classics- YMC London

These two classics are repeated this season yet in different colours for our friends at YMC London

Thursday, 28 July 2011

You Must Create

These Navajo print trainers were very popular with YMC customers that they decided to run them for another season in alternative colours

Sunday, 5 June 2011


These are to be made available online -

New Production-El Ganso

These I saw in production last week and by tomorrow morning will be trucked through Europe to Madrid for sale in the El Ganso stores. 17 own shops now, so the demand for more production is growing.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

New models for El Ganso

These two new models which are variants upon the Classic Tigra are now available at in most Spanish cities and many European cities.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Kawasaki shoes

The producer of this well known brand of shoes is handling some production for us at Tezla. Using these standard molds we can offer something with a different detail.

Made in Europe

A friend came into the office wearing this simple canvas shoe. It turned out to have come from Poland a few years ago. Now it is my job to locate the factory, make contact, arrange a visit to look into the factory archive and select models which have potential for our customers. These shall then need an update of fabric and some detailing to give a modern workable shoe.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Very reliable European shoe factory

Here you see El Ganso's classic Tigra shoe in various colour combinations following the stitching room being assembled by hand prior to going into the vulcanising chamber for the high temperature bonding process which gives them the tough bonded finish. These workers are very reliable and the factory manager is producing a very good volume of shoes for us.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

simple vulcanised pump

Simple canvas and suede pump. Made in Europe, detail from a customer who wanted to come back to Europe with production to improve his position in the battle against excessive fuel costs involved with Chinese production and transport. Local being best.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Wrestling Boot

This Wrestling boot in vrious colours is available along with the rest of the SS11 styles at YMC's shop in Poland street Soho, London. YMC offer a full range of high end clothing and accessories in that understated way British designers think important. From this photo you see the comments by production and us to get it from a sample to production quality.

Friday, 18 February 2011

100% cotton and Sri Lankan natural rubber for our shoes

These photos were taken on a recent trip to Czech Republic to locate a new fabric supplier. We are needing increasingly bigger quantities of coloured cotton fabrics for the production of our shoes with a better variety of colours. I found this supplier. Great looking factory. No smoking by the way!

Sunday, 30 January 2011


Now that we have a confirmed delivery date for LADIES PLIMSOLL we are giving in store dates to our customers. Men's range is to follow.