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Wedge shoes and espadrilles

January 25, 2014

Have you read about the history of our wedge shoes and espadrilles? They are made using the original process which is hundreds of years old. We love them because they are so comfortable and easy to wear! What do you love about our wedge shoes?    Espadrilles or Alpargatas are shoes originating from the Pyrenees. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute or esparto, a straw–like material. The jute rope sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille; the uppers vary widely in style. The term espadrille is French and derives from the word in Occitan language, which comes from espardenya, in Catalan or espardeña in Spanish. In Catalan it meant a type of shoes made... Continue Reading →

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