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  • Mezlan | Character of Heritage

  • Welcome to New Mezlan.com

    Hello Mezlan Clients! For the security of our existing Mezlan.com client accounts, you will need to reset your password when you first log into Mezlan.com or contact us to reset it for you. The redesigned and newly relaunched Mezlan.com is here! We've made it easier for you to explore, find and purchase men's shoes...
  • Mezlan: Artistry and Tradition

    Read More about Mezlan Owner Antonio Sanchez Read More about the History of Almansa
  • Antonio Sanchez: Just One Man From La Mancha

    Antonio Sanchez, Mezlan’s owner, designer, and president, grew up in a farming family in Almansa, Spain.  Almansa, part of the greater region of Castile-La Mancha, is an arid but fertile environment producing many varieties of red wine grapes, grains, and vegetable crops.  And though farming and raising livestock are important...
  • The History of Almansa

    Almansa, Spain is the birthplace and home to Mezlan.  Located in the arid but fertile plains between the high central plateau of La Mancha and the Mediterranean Sea, the town of Almansa is set at the foot of a majestic, rising white limestone cliff.  Surmounted by a breathtaking 14th century...
  • Elijah McCoy: Great Moments in Shoe History

    Mezlan Presents… Elijah McCoy was a Canadian-American engineer and inventor born in 1844, who held 57 U.S. patents. Born a free man in Canada to parents who had escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad, McCoy came to America when he was five years old and lived out the rest of...
  • Oldest Leather Shoe: Great Moments in Shoe History

    Mezlan Presents… In 2008, Archaeologists discovered evidence of an early civilization in modern-day Armenia dating back to 3,500 BC. Diana Zardaryan, an Armenian post-grad student, uncovered a shoe that was in nearly perfect condition while excavating the Areni-1 cave complex in the Vayots Dzor province. The shoe was made from...
  • Charles Goodyear: Great Moments in Shoe History

    Mezlan Presents… Charles Goodyear was born on December 29, 1800 in New Haven, Connecticut. Goodyear was a very talented man. Besides being a self-taught manufacturing engineer, he also invented and developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839. The process was crucial in developing the rubber heels used in most...

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