Espadrilles are traditionally made out of lightweight rope-soled sandals. They are casual, flat, low-heeled, but occasionally high-heeled ones. They generally have a cotton or canvas upper and a very flexible rubber sole made from esparto. The sole is also very flexible; the uppers differ widely in style, usually just in size. Espadrilles usually come in three colours: tan, white or black.
Espadrilles are a bit versatile, especially if you take a look back at history. For example, Espadrilles were once made in America out of wicker rope. The wicker soles made the best traction in marshy areas, giving them a somewhat rustic feel. But today’s modern Espadrilles are made entirely out of nylon rope, giving them a sleek modern feel.
Nylon straps are the traditional way of wearing Espadrilles. Today, however, plastic buckles have replaced the original nylon straps. Nylon straps tend to be sturdier than plastic buckles, which may be good for hot days. And because the upper is so lightweight, there’s not much additional weight on the feet compared to other styles of Espadrilles. On the other hand, plastic buckles can break very easily and cause skin irritation. Both styles of straps are available in a wide range of sizes to fit most standard shoe sizes.
Espadrilles are popular worldwide, especially in Spain, where Espadrilles are deeply rooted in history. Almost every country has its version of Espadrilles with varying lengths and cuts. For instance, in Spain, the traditional Espadrilles look very similar to the classic Balmorals that courtiers wore in previous centuries. However, Spain has also popularized the smaller, more elegant Espadrilles known as “catalans” or sandals that are much easier to wear.
Espadrilles come in various styles ranging from the leisurely” Espadrilles” that men mainly wear to the extreme sports” Espadrilles Espaillons” that athletic women mainly wear. Espadrilles have been popular throughout Europe for hundreds of years. They are a great choice for casual footwear as well as fashionable urban footwear.
The real key to wearing Espadrilles is to find the right cut. Espadrilles come in a wide range of cuts but, as with any other style of footwear, finding the cut that best suits you requires some thought. For example, if you have narrow legs and would like your heels to be a bit lower, then you will probably do well to go with Espadrilles that fall somewhere between an Espadilla. It would offer a bit more balance and bring about an ideal compromise between being trendy and still having a somewhat conservative appeal. Another thing to consider is the shape of the shoe and the way it fits you. For example, if your feet tend to be on the small side, make sure that you purchase footwear with larger heels or have larger and shorter legs. Go with Espadilla Espadrilles with smaller heels.