Singer and shoe designer Carlos Santana turns 63 today. Santana was born July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico. Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight. He eventually settled in San Francisco where he began his career as a guitarist, starting the band Santana. When I think of Carlos Santana, I think of Oye Como Va. I love that song.
In 1998 by Carlos and Deborah Santana, made a deal with the Brown Shoe Company to design shoes that reflect the same passion, artistry, and energy generated by Carlos Santana’s music. I have included a photo of Carlos with Deborah even though they divorced in 2007, because Deborah was integral in structuring the business. A portion from the sales of Carlos by Carlos Santana shoes are donated to the Milagro Foundation. Although Carlos does not design the footwear himself, he and Deborah are a large part of the design process.
R5daughter has several friends who love their Santana shoes. They seem to have a good reputation. Let’s see what is offered. First, getting ready for fall.
Next, Tango $110 at carlosshoes.com There is a gold tone version that is gorgeous.
To celebrate I am going to have a Margarita tonight.