The Valparaíso

Adelante Shoe Co.




Fits true to size. Order your standard dress shoe size


The original Adelante shoe, the Valpo holds a special place in our hearts. Goodyear welt construction means these boots will stand the test of time. With bold contrast stitching, clean lines and a statement cap-toe, these lace-ups have as much personality as you do.

The Valparaíso has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 42 reviews.


Upper: Full-grain leather
Lining: Calf skin
Insoles: Vegetable tanned leather
Outsoles: Vegetable tanned leather with optional rubber sole protector


- Made-to-order to your specifications
Memory foam insoles provide all-day comfort
Stacked leather heel
- Goodyear welted & fully resoleable
- 100% cow leather will form to fit
Proudly handcrafted by a skilled Guatemalan craftsman
Craftsman paid over the Living Well Line


Meet The Craftsmen

Rudy Noel Melendez Xicon is a 22-year-old shoemaker who works toward a degree in mechanics on weekends and as an expert Adelante craftsman on weekdays.

Meet The Craftsmen

José Calixto Pocón Morales is a 22-year-old shoemaker who either spends his free time with family, or planning a trip to Spain to see FC Barcelona in action.

Meet The Craftsmen

Nery Alesander Valle López is a 36-year-old, second-generation craftsman saving to buy a motorcycle because he’s tired of driving his rickety ‘97 Tata.

Meet The Craftsmen

Gustavo Alexander Melendez Xicon is a second-generation shoemaker who dreams of one day opening a store that provides good employment by selling the daily essentials to his community.

Meet The Craftsmen

Nelson Ivan Imuchac Cabrera is a 25-year-old craftsman who lives with his parents and enjoys working in their fruit garden during his free time.

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Juventino Gómez Colchaj is a 38-year-old, second-generation shoemaker who is renowned as the best sandal maker in town.

Meet The Craftsmen

Selvin Amilton Valle Chiquitó is a 36-year-old, second-generation shoemaker who wants you to know that the national dish of Guatemala is NOT beans, but rather such delicacies as pepian and estofado.

Meet The Craftsmen

Julio Cesar Valle Chiquitó is a second-generation shoemaker who would like to learn to surf despite not being sure that he can swim.

Meet The Craftsmen

Selvin Rolando Gallina is a second-generation craftsman with 24 years experience in his craft and a dream to own his own house.