Our Craft


Carlos by Carlos Santana Shoes for Men are handcrafted with the same power and spirit that has brought excellence and passion to Carlos Santana’s name throughout the years.  Each pair is created and fabricated with Goodyear Welt or Blake Stitch Construction to guarantee superior quality, comfort, and extended life of wear.

Goodyear Welt Construction

Goodyear Welt Construction is the most coveted stitching available because of its unique look with sustainable durability.  Being the traditional way of shoe stitching, it is the oldest, long-lasting crafting technique.  The process starts by stitching a strip of leather to the upper and insole of the shoe.  Then by using two independent threads, the soles are lock-stitched to the welts to create a sturdy shoe that merges modern art with traditional standards.  Goodyear Welting ensures a lifelong shoe because it allows for dismantling of the sole for repair and resole if needed.  Carlos Santana has brought you a one of a kind Goodyear Welted shoe that will make you stand out from the rest, with every step.

Blake Stitching

Blake Stitching is an Italian method of construction that brings a sleek, clean finish to any wardrobe. To complete the Blake Stitch process, the upper component of the shoe is stretched around the insole with a single stitch binding it together.  The stitching is intricately hidden on the inside of the shoe giving it a clean look while increasing the shoe’s flexibility. A Blake Stitch allows for a lightweight walk without sacrificing durability or comfort.  Carlos Santana loves bringing intricate passion into each pair of his shoes, and Blake Stitching captures that completely.

Our Shoemaking Process

The Carlos by Carlos Santana signature line is made according to the principles of traditional craftsmanship and flavored with the Rock and Roll style of Santana himself. In collaboration with world renown legend and artist Carlos Santana, we created a line of classic, handmade shoes with the quality and workmanship that embodies the name SANTANA. 

Carlos by Carlos Santana men's shoes are handcrafted from the finest materials and rival most in its category.

We begin with selecting and finishing the best in leather, lasting, stitching, soling, and finishing which involves over 200 steps and over 130 different parts.

Classy, hip and funky, they offer a distinctive look for the man who wants comfort and legendary style.

Part of the proceeds from Carlos by Carlos Santana Shoes for Men is donated to The Milagro Foundation, established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. The Milagro Foundation provides children with full access to proper healthcare and education as well as opportunities to develop into creative human beings. Carlos’s philanthropic efforts offer encouragement in the face of adversity and reinforce his standing as one of the greats.