El camino means the way in Spanish. The way everyone goes in his shoes. camino 71 produces handmade shoes with a minimalistic, modern design. We create sneakers for the urban lifestyle and everyday use. Perfect, timeless footwear for all occasions.
Our camino 71 shoes are all handmade in Portugal and Spain. The factories are run by families who have been working in shoe production for generations. Thus, the experience of the traditional handwork of shoes with the new technologies of shoe production are passed on from generation to generation. We value good working conditions, secure family wages and sustainability. We select the companies according to these standards and visit them regularly. Meanwhile, many producers have become personal friends who support us on our way.
We are perfectionists and test and manufacture our products down to the last detail. We like the simplicity and believe that a minimalist and clear design emphasizes the high quality materials. We want to create an authentic lifestyle experience. camino 71 stands for transparency, sustainability and handmade in love. We are inspired by slow fashion designs and lasting products that are worn with true realibility. Our sneakers are made to be worn with love and proud.
Due to the combination of flexibility and longevity, we mainly use high-quality nappa and suede leather. These leathers have natural badges that give character and age over time, just like humans. Our footbed, heel and tongue are soft and padded.
camino 71 was founded in 2018 by Dirk Medebach. camino 71 is a bootstrapped, independent brand, based in nearby Düsseldorf, in Germany. Everybody should follow his passion and his dreams – my way is camino 71.