The espadrille is a traditional shoe which originates from the
Pyrenees - an area which encompasses the South of France and the
North of Spain. A simple shoe, which is comprised of rope and canvas,
it's ideal for warm climates and the summer months. The most iconic
feature of the espadrille is a seam of rope running around the edge
of the sole. The espadrille is still widely worn in; France, Spain,
Italy, and numerous South American countries.
It would be fair to say that the espadrille is a rustic looking
shoe, which, perhaps, could be viewed as belonging to a bygone age.
However, the shoe has proved popular of late, and is cost effective,
the above espadrille costing as little as £4 from a leading