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Alfonso Muñoz

  • Artesanía Muñoz
  • Shoemaker
  • Toledo, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Alfonso Muñoz Shoemaker
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:30 / 16:00 - 20:00 and Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
+34 925415068
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A lifelong passion for the handmade

  • • The workshop was created in 1898 by Alfonso's grandfather
  • • Alfonso was trained by his father, his cousins and his uncle.
  • • Every shoe is totally handcrafted and custom-made

Alfonso Muñoz's story is one of family tradition. As a child, every summer was spent at the family workshop in Toledo. Thanks to his father, uncles and cousins, Alfonso began to learn how to make shoes and boots. He became passionate about creating an item from scratch just with his hands, supervising all the details and making quality inherent to his work. “I was stunned when I discovered all the possibilities of creation that craftsmanship offers you,” he says. Now, a new generation is learning just as he did. But he is pessimistic about the future of his profession. “Nowadays it’s easy to say that what you are doing is craftsmanship while all the processes behind it are mechanical,” he laments.

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Made from dark ostrich leather, Duncan is a pair of shoes created with an elegantly minimalistic design. The shoes are completely handmade, from the carefully cut leather to the final detailed stitches. The distinctive nubs of the ostrich leather lend it an instantly recognisable patterned look. Ostrich leather is tough and durable, and gives the shoes a supple feel.

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This dark tanned calf leather ankle boot is completely handmade, from the carefully selected and cut leather to the final stitches. With a drawstring closure and leather button finishes, the boot is very comfortable to wear, and has a low 4-cm heel.

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Each boot of the Antaño model is made from a single same piece of oiled calf leather. The uppers are manually moulded and enhanced with white trim, leather skirting and buttonholes.

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This pair of men’s shoes was handmade with a single piece of anca de potro leather. The shoes are tightened on the side with tick laces and have been finished with hand-stitched leather soles.

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