Since the first studio opened in 1927, Castaner has been one of the leading fashion companies that produce espadrilles. The company was nationalized in 1936 during the Civil War, and was seized to equip the entire Spanish army with shoes. It was in 1960, at the request of Yves Saint Laurent, that Castaner launched the first model espadrilles with heels which meant an entrance to the flashy world of fashion. Castaners espadrilles has come back season after season and is an important part of the fashion conscious shoe closet. What characterizes the company is good intuition, hard work, entusiam, tradition and good craftsmanship. The Castaner family still leads the company and adapt to the current needs of its customers.