Carmina as a brand has only been around since 1997, but it’s rooted in a family tradition of shoemaking dating back to 1866. Named after his wife, Carmina, Jose Pujadas has evolved the tradition started by his great grandfather Matias and continues to create shoes with an unmatched attention to detail with his two children.
Carmina’s lasts are slimmer, sleeker, more streamlined than any other shoe we carry. It’s at the last where the technique and skill of the shoemaker match with the study of ergonomics and beauty to create a beautiful, comfortable shoe. It takes several months for a last to be created, approved and brought into the catalogue. To this day, Carmina still traces patterns of each model directly onto each last– they literally draw out the form of the shoe onto the last.
With the amount of work that goes into making pair, each last deserves a brief description to ensure you get the best fit possible. The most popular of the set, the Forest last features a round toe box and a wider fit around the ball of your foot for a roomy, comfortable fit. Used on both boot options this season, this elongated last called the Soller also uses a rounder toe box to add to its sleek shape. A squared toe box and wider fit equate to the Rain last being a dress appropriate option you can wear for hours on end.
We couldn't be happier to finally have Carmina as part of the Lost & Found family and the four silhouettes we currently have are just a sample of what's to come in the new year ahead!