OUR BRAND

Andaluxx creates authentic urban boots with a passion for tradition and craftsmanship where high quality is key. The collection is manufactured in the South of Spain in the picturesque province of Andalusia. The region is renowned around the world for its superior leather riding boots attracting famous people like Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer to purchase them.
The factory which produces our boots has been around since 1965. It is a small family-owned company in which different generations manage about 25 qualified and experienced craftsmen trained in the craft of traditional, leather shoe-making.
Andaluxx´ boots are made according to traditional and sustainable methods, from high-quality materials. The quality can be seen and felt in the shape of the boot as well as in the leather. This leather has been tanned in an ecologically responsible way and comes from Spain and Italy. The boots are handcrafted in a series of precise stages. The construction of the boots is called Blake-stitched, named after its inventor. For Blake stitching, the welt, the sole, the insole and the upper are sewn together using a single seam which makes the boots extra durable. The final result is an extremely comfortable boot with the ability to breathe and also allows the boot to be molded to the feet.

THE FOUNDER

Janneke
NAME Janneke Smits
AGE 38 years
FROM Nistelrode, Netherlands
LIVES IN Seville, Spain
FAMILY Mom of 2 kids
STUDIED Fashion&Management at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and the London College of Fashion
CAREER Retail Manager at Mexx, followed by The Body Shop and Massimo Dutti (Zara)
PASSIONS Fashion, retail, food, travel

 

In 2001 Janneke moved from Holland to Spain after finishing her Fashion Management studies in Amsterdam, London and Cape Town. A Spanish friend of her took her for a weekend to El Rocío, a small town in Andalusia where she discovered (and bought!) their beautiful Spanish handcrafted leather boots. With her fashion background she easily recognized the high quality of these unique boots and felt the urge to make them known worldwide. After gaining more experience in fashion at different jobs, finally her dream has now turned into reality as she developed the Andaluxx brand!