Espadrille facts for kids
Espadrilles are flat casual shoes or high heel sandals usually consisting of canvas or cotton fabric uppers and flexible sole made of jute, a natural fiber with vulcanized rubber underneath. These are worn primarily by women, although men wear the shoes also. These shoes are usually manufactured in Bangladesh and Spain. The soles of an espadrille are usually flat or platform wedge shape. These shoes are usually closed toed and closed backed, although some are open. Espadrilles can be easily slipped on the foot.
Closed toe canvas upper with flat wedge sole made of jute braids are the most popular casual espadrilles known as Classic or Cotheeka Basic espadrilles in the world. Different colored cotton or jute canvas uppers are used for this style of espadrille that made it very popular among the women as well as men. Striped canvas uppers are also used for these shoes.
High wedge jute sole with uppers of different materials like fabrics, leather etc. are used to make Fashion espadrilles which are also very popular among the women. Super models put on these style of espadrilles at fashion shows. These espadrilles are also known as Party espadrilles. Almost all the designer brands of Europe and North America design these styles of espadrilles.
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Lithography of a Catalan Volunteer wearing traditional espadrilles during the War of Africa, 1859
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