Nope. It's NOT just you!
There ARE a lot of shoe stores in Spain! And why not, Spain and Italy probably have THE BEST shoes on the planet!
I bought a pair of AMAZINGLY comfortable, brown Fluchos (brand) lace-up leather dress shoes on my last trip to Madrid (see my daily online journal of said trip @ http://www.madridman.com/madrid99.html
). My lady-friend there said when I chose them, "Are you sure you wouldn't prefer them in black???"
I know that most spaniards wear black leather dress shoes, but knowing that I live in the US and that black shoes for men were less common I opted for the brown style. NOW I'm sorry I didn't buy the black ones!! They're so much more stylish.
Anyway, this pair of Fluchos are so incredibly comfortable and were amazingly affordable, I think they were about $45 US! Just incredible. A similar pair in the US would have cost at least twice that for similar, imported shoes from Italy.
Next time I go back I'll be sure to get the black ones!!! (AND a belt!)
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