As one of summer’s best fashion investments, the espadrille is a simple way to add a relaxed and feminine style to your workday or a contemporary twist to your weekend look.
The espadrille is deeply embedded in Spanish culture, therefore remains a central part of our summer collections. From life as a humble slip-on peasant shoe, the style made its way into Hollywood glamour in the 1940’s film, ‘Key Largo’; worn by Lauren Bacall it captured the essence of a romantic era. In the 1970’s Yves Saint Laurent developed the rope sole into a wedge and in the 80’s Sonny Crocket gave it a Tropical vibe in ‘Miami Vice’.
The espadrille experts in Spain handcraft our beautiful leather espadrilles using luxurious, natural materials including traditional jute rope. The rope is made from a natural fibre called esparto (a tough Mediterranean grass), then infused with natural rubber, protecting you against the unpredictable elements from the ground up.
The exquisite Spanish leathers lend a modern twist to the traditionally canvas style. Each style in our collection offers something very individual making the espadrille an absolute summer essential; whether you’re looking for something chic to add to a tailored summer outfit or for a summer shoe that will fit easily into your everyday wardrobe, there is an espadrille for everyone.
The fit of our espadrilles is true to size; the width and length will give a little with wear, moulding to your foot and giving you the perfect fit. It’s useful to note that naturally, Suede can be more vulnerable to weather if it is not protected so we always recommend that it should be protected before wear and sprayed periodically to keep it in perfect condition. For any light marks or stains, a natural crepe rubber is the most effective cleaner (free with all suede orders).
Find your perfect espadrille here: https://sevenbootlane.com/collections/espadrilles