Another good thing that came out of my visit to Expo Espana was the chance to discover this nice shop devoted to espadrilles. The word is French but espadrilles are proudly made in Spain where they are probably as common there as our bakya. They are casual footwear distinguished for having soles made of braided rope or jute and the soft fabric make them oh-so-ideal for walking, strolling and malling. Besides, nothing more is ideal for our sunny weather.
I immediately took a liking for the one above because of the pretty little shoelace design in front. But then Alma said it wasn’t “high” enough ( as if I’m petite 😛 ) and I should have a decent wedge at least….
So I ended up with an intricate brocade design in off-white. Am normally a size 9 but the materials were so soft and comfy that I was able to squeeze in my humongous feet in an 8. My espadrilles are from the Sara Lopez Jute Sole collection of this local distributor. They aren’t found in the malls yet but you will get the idea from their Multiply site.
I was so shoe-crazy that night that I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the lovely half-Spanish owner Anna in her Sara Lopez…
The polka-dotted espadrilles also looked chic but I guess they fit a certain age, hehe
More designs for men and children coming soon.