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Family (Shoe) Tree

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ALEJANDRO INGELMO COMBINES FUTURISTIC VISION AND TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN HIS SPORTY FOOTWEAR

There's this idea of Old World craftsmanship, but what does that mean for us today?" Miami-born shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo asks himself before pausing a moment. "I never want to forget my past - that is incredibly important to me as a designer. Everything is moving so quickly, it's easy to forget about all the different elements that go into the making of a product."

While his signature aesthetic is streamlined, sleek, and modern, Ingelmo is quick to mention that he's carrying out the latest iteration of a family legacy. "My great-grandfather was a cobbler in Salamanca, Spain. He was the go-to guy in town if you wanted some cool kicks," he says with a laugh. Next, his grandfather built a business in Cuba during the 19405 and '505 by branching out to include popular styles of the day, like brogues and spectators. …

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