• Brigitte Bardot made espadrilles trendy in St Tropez in the 1960’s – when she wasn’t barefoot. Ernest Hemingway, Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, and Pablo Picasso all wore them. And they’ve been chic ever since.

    Espadrilles were actually created 700 years ago in the Pyrenees Mountains. The original flat, casual shoes were designed to mold to the feet. Espadrilles are traditionally handmade of jute and hemp, which give flexibility to the shoe, making it lightweight yet strong.

    Today’s shoe designers love the traditional design, but they also use it as inspiration to create shoes following current fashion trends.

    We like espadrilles in both the original and the updated styles. The traditional flat construction is great for seaside and casual wear, while a bit of heel or platform can be better for longer walks or city wear.

    e1Tory Burch
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    e3Marc Jacobs
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    e5Eileen Fisher
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    esp1Jack Rogers
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    e9Vince
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    esp2Ralph Lauren
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    e10Eileen Fisher
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