Photo: @chatelle_slippers

Fortunately, we know of many fantastic companies with great histories. Spanish and international brands. Today is the turn to talk about one of our neighboring country, a company made in france with aristocratic history. We are talking about Chatelles, François du Chastel’s project in the world of footwear. The Belgian aristocrat is behind this brand of slippers which has been on the market for over ten years. Do you know the brand? We tell you your story.

Inés de Cominges and François du Chastel / Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers

The inspiration

as we told you, is a ten year old brand with a noble spirit. They have more than 500 original models, adapting to all types of profiles. And where does the inspiration come from? «The Parisian brand is inspired by English slippers, the iconic men’s indoor slippers, and offers them in outdoor models for women, men and children”, explain from Chatelles. These English slippers are the slippersthose sneakers that ran away from home and we keep seeing them on the street.

Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers

And why do you like it? “Its thin and light design ensures a sleek ride and goes perfectly with any outfit”, they explain. That’s why we see these slippers with lingerie dresses, with evening dresses, with jeans, tailored trousers and combined with shirts, blazers, austrian jackets tweed and even sweaters. They are shoes that elevate any look.

Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers

custom

And why are they special? Because they can be customized. The models transform, adapting to the visual, with triple pompoms, trims, velvet bows, tassels… All kinds of accessories. And as you can imagine, you can also embroider your slippers. Those details that never fail and always please.

Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers

But what François du Chastel highlights most about his shoes is that they are very comfortable. «Before launching the brand, we consulted a podiatrist and then relied on our first customers to perfect our models. so they could be worn all day or for a night out,” she explains. Ines de Comingeshis wife, who also works at the company as a marketing manager, doesn’t take them off.

Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers

The story

Although we said they are made in france… In reality It must be emphasized that they are made in europe, because each shoe has a piece of the country. The inspiration is English, Of course, but the design is Parisian. They are molded with the best Spanish and Italian skins and these are manufactured in three workshops in the Portuguese city of Porto. Each country contributes the best of its culture to fashion. And all this at our feet. We are at your side, Chatelles.

Photo: @chatelle_slippers
Photo: @chatelle_slippers