The pace of Almansa
La Mancha, Spain
La Mancha, Spain remains mostly untouched by the modern world. Time goes by a little slower, and appreciation for family is paramount. Trades are passed down from generation to generation. This arid but fertile region is famous for the food and wine produced here. Farmers and craftsmen meticulously refine every detail of their work; it’s done the hard way, but the right way. Shoemaking is no exception. We are proud to uphold the longstanding family traditions started three generations ago. Many hands touch every pair that goes through our factory to ensure quality. This is how we grew up; this is what we know best. Great food, great wine, great shoes - this is home.
The company began in 1954
with just five employees in a factory located in Almansa, Spain, on the ground floor of a house under the direction of Sebastian Blanco. The company would pass into the hands of Sebastian’s only child, Pascual Blanco Martinez, who began studying under his father at the age of 14. Pascual soon became the head designer of Blangar at age 20. Under his influence, the company quickly took on a new, more luxurious, and elegant design.