Originally Posted by mishon
Don't want to derail, but quite surprised by how popular Carmina brand has become. I was not impressed with what I saw in person on the trip to Spain.
They've been popular on SF and other forums for a while now, but they faded from view when various sources, such as Sky Valet in DC, stopped carrying them. They've entered the spotlight again recently due to increased availability.
Strange that you weren't impressed by them. I was when I saw them at Sky Valet a few years ago. You might not have liked them in part because, IIRC, their shoes in Spain are reportedly not as nice (in terms of selection, and most importantly, last types) as the ones in Paris or elsewhere.