While I don’t know the exact history of the Yanko origin, from what I have quickly gathered on the world wide web is that they are yet another spin off of the once great Albaladejo family. For those that may not be in the know the Albaladejo family is one of the oldest and most famous shoemakers coming out of Spain, specifically Palma de Mallorca. Once having their own branded shoes, they apparently broke up to create 3 brands: Carmina, Meermin and Yanko. However, I do know that they are no longer associated with the Yanko name. While I have no personal experience with Yanko brand, I can say that from the pictures they look to be of good quality, selling at retail price that puts them between the likes of their two relatives, Carmina and Meermin. I love the image of the brogue above and quite fancy the color combination of the balmoral boot below and if their shoes are as good as they look, well then I dare say that there is another contender in the ring!