Shopping for authentic espadrilles can be tricky, especially if you decide to buy a pair or two online. But with COVID-19 still making offline shopping a little challenging for most of us, the best way to find a good online deal is by keeping yourself well-informed about espadrilles and a bit of diligence finding a reputable online shoe store.
Espadrilles Shopping Guide for Women
Full appreciation of espadrilles come from greater understanding of its history and the unique craftsmanship that goes into making the. For a pair of espadrilles to be called authentic, it should be manufactured in northern Spain. Traditional techniques were handed down generations in making quality espadrilles for both men and women.
Originally espadrilles were constructed using durable canvas material. The espadrilles marketed today can be made from all sorts of fabric, including leather and suede. The soles and heels of an espadrilles are made from a rope-like material called jute. Jute is vegetable fibre that is common in tropical countries. They are durable and biodegradable making them a smart option for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. The organic aesthetics of jute make it a very classic pair of footwear that can be worn in warmer months.
The Origins of Woman Espadrilles
Espadrilles were first produced in Occitania and Catalonia in Southern France and Northern Spain in the 13th century. It was originally worn by soldiers, farmers, and workers. Due to its easy and lightweight construction, they are the perfect shoes to be worn comfortably during long hours of work under the sun.
The Best Way to Wear Espadrilles
One of the major selling points of espadrilles is that they are very versatile. They can be worn with anything- from trousers, dresses, to shorts. Espadrilles variation, such as wedges can be worn for formal occasions, too. Espadrilles can be worn in colder months, too. Although you may opt for espadrilles made from suede and leather fabrics to protect your feet from freezing temperatures.
Originally, espadrilles were made to be worn by men but over time, artisans started crafting espadrilles for women, too. If you are buying espadrilles from a bricks-and-mortar shop, make sure to choose a pair that fits snuggle on your feet and does not slip at the heel. Comfort is a prime concern when shopping for espadrilles.
Different Types of Women Espadrilles
Espadrilles are the best pair if you live in a tropical or subtropical climate. It’s also the best pair to wear during spring and summer, when you’re most likely spending more time outdoors. The styling yet elegant aesthetic of open-toed espadrilles are great for daytime wear, whilst closed-toe are just as comfortable but can be worn for semi-formal occasions, too.
Here are our top picks for women espadrilles:
If you are looking for a simple yet durable pair that you can wear to just about anywhere, the Popa Brand Colima Sand Suede Espadrille Avarca is seriously worth the consideration. This pair is handcrafted in Spain and features suede material and natural jute soles for comfort. A handy back strap is installed for added security when walking for long walks.
The closed-toe design is perfect for summer months and can be stylishly worn with trousers, skirts, and shorts. There are espadrille mules that are outfitted with backstraps for security and jute wedge heels to make your legs look longer. Mule espadrilles are best paired with jeans or trousers.
The Cala Camel Espadrille Slip-Ons by Popa are trendy and elegant at the same time. You can wear them at home or you can wear them outdoors, too. The quality construction ensures they easily fit your feet and can be comfortably worn for many hours.
The Liena Sand Suede Espadrille Wedge offers an eco-friendly benefit apart from its stylish look. The material is made from high quality suede with durable rubber to ensure that you are comfortable even during long walks. The sole is made from jute which delivers unmatched support and a natural arch for comfort compared to regular heels or stilettos. A jute sole makes espadrilles wedges have unparalleled support and a natural arch compared to regular heels. Another advantage of espadrilles is that they show more of the jute braiding design than flats, mules, and slip-ons.
If you want to check out espadrilles for women, Antipodas Brands has an impressive collection of espadrilles in various styles, colours, and sizes. All espadrilles as well as avarcas and flats are sourced from artisans in Spain, so you can rest assured of quality and durability. To learn more about espadrille or if you have other enquiries, please call Antipodas Brands at +61 451 663 661 today.