Armenian shoes are one of the most important and developed branches of Armenian fashion industry. Today Armenian shoe brands compete and in some cases even defeat internationally famous brands in Armenian market.
Fashion, clothing, modern trends are a huge multi-billion dollar businesses in the whole wide world. People no longer wear clothes, or shoes just to cover their bodies, or protect their feet.
In the beginning of 20th century, clothing and shoes became a fashion industry and people started designing all kinds of things. Many of those were not comfortable and healthy, but they were trendy!
Nowadays, the vector has changed to a different direction. Now designers compete in designing not only trendy and unique clothes and shoes, but also make them healthy and comfy!
Armenia is not an exception in this field. Even though, today Armenian shopping malls are full of imported products or products of international brands, there is local production as well. Armenian shoes are now competing with the most famous shoe making brands.
You’re surprised, aren’t you?
But it is true that Armenian shoes have international standards and are very successfully consumed within Armenian market. Let’s learn more about Armenian shoes, shoe making history.
And if you’d like to buy a pair of them to make sure we were not exaggerating, we’ll provide you with many local brands, shops, as well as online ones!
Surprise! The Oldest Shoes in the World are Armenian Shoes!
Being situated in the crossroad of trade and having a very rich historical and cultural past, Armenia used to always be a prosperous country of crafts. One of the branches of craft was leather manufacture.
Armenians were and still are very specialized in leather processing and shoe making.
This is evidenced by the oldest in the world leather shoe discovered in the territory of Armenia. The 5500-year-old leather shoe has been unearthed in a cave in Vayots Dzor province of Armenia.
The fact that the shoe was made of single piece of cow hide and was found containing grass, which may have served to keep the foot warm or to maintain the shape of the shoe, tells about how well Armenian’s mastered the art of shoe making even since the ancient times.
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The advantage of Armenian shoes is their high quality, and what is more interesting is that nearly every shoe maker or shoe making company in Armenia, uses only natural leather in making the shoes.
And this is the main reason, that most of the Armenians prefer to chose the local product over other imported products.
Nowadays, Armenian market is quite full of shoe producers, most of which are individual shoe maker, that do not represent any specific brand. These kinds of shoes are sold in shops or small boutiques, sometimes also in shopping centers.
Even in the case of not representing any brand, the quality of shoes is not any worse than that of brands.
Now time for actual brands and shops!
Armenian Shoes Brand #1: Sali
Perhaps the most famous Armenian shoe-making brand is Sali. It offers a wide selection of shoes for men, women and kids. The shoes here are of very high quality and are made of only natural leather.
Apart from shoes, Sali is also popular with its selection of bags (both for men and women).
The prices of the shoes in Sali are quite affordable and they range between 10.000-100.000 AMD ($21-$210).
Sali is one of the few stores that offer an opportunity of online shopping. You can choose the product you like in the website and order it just by one click. Besides, the delivery is free of charge for every part of the country.
You also have the chance to try the shoes for free, and the products have a warranty of 100 days.
Shops, Addresses and Contacts of Sali
However, if you feel like going to the stores and choose the shoes personally in the store, Sali is available in the capital city Yerevan by the following addresses:
Armenian Shoes Brand #2: Armos
Next, we are going to tell about another high-quality Armenian shoe brand, Armos.
Armos brand is an award-winning company, founded in 1992. It offers high quality Armenian handmade shoes and accessories (belts, bags, wallets, shoe care) to its customers, ranging from traditional to elegant luxury shoes for men and women.
There is also an opportunity of online shopping in Armos.
This brand is a bit pricier than Sali, but anyway not so expansive not to be able to afford and most importantly they worth it! Armos shoes are available by the following addresses:
Armenian Shoes Brand #3: Armeno
Armeno is one of the Armenian shoe making brands that represent a wide selection of shoes for men, women and kids.
It offers the consumers high quality shoes, belts, gloves, wallets, bags both from natural and artificial leather. The shoes for women are available in 33-43 sizes, the shoes for men in 37-49 sizes, and the shoes for kids in 14-37 sizes.
There are currently 4 showrooms of Armeno in the capital city Yerevan and they are located at the following addresses:
Armenian Shoes Brand #3: Ava Shoes
Another Armenian shoe making brand is Ava. Ava is a Syrian-Armenian shoe making company, which was founded in 1950.
It offers its customers very comfortable and at the same time very fashionable shoes from natural and synthetic leather, as well as water resistant upper leathers, medical insoles and ski blocker slip resistant soles.
One of the main advantages of Ava shoes is that they are very long lasting and are sold with best prices. If you want to see the shoes yourself, you can find Ava store by the following address:
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