The quintessential shoe for summer, the espadrille evokes childhood memories, the Mediterranean and comfortable feet even when the heat's turned up. Which, no doubt, is why the espadrille was back, taking centre stage in the summer of 2014. Today it's become as fashionable as it's tasteful and goes impeccably well with all styles of dress; from the totally casual to the sophisticated chic. Although it retains its classic design with a rope sole and canvas upper, it has totally reinvented itself to meet all the demands of the world of fashion. At Brazilian Bikini shop, we offer the Brazilian version notably from the Havaianas flip flops brand which has taken the espadrille to its heart and made it more durable with a rubber sole and widened the range of colours. Go on, indulge yourself, there's no reason to resist!
Espadrilles for men
Espadrilles are light summer shoes, which sole is made of jute or other natural material braid. Their history is at least 4000 years long. They are an original solution between covered shoes such as moccasins or trainers and open ones as for example sandals. Espadrilles are very popular all over the worlds, especially in the countries where the climate is hot and the sun shines for many months in the year. Classic man espadrilles and slipped on foot, but more and more often we can find models with laces, which makes them similar to trainers or sneakers.
For many years the espadrilles have been cheap summer shoes for everyday use. However, in the 1960’ they became a subject of the great fashion world interest. They match very well many outfits: shorts and linen trousers, they also look good in the combination with light summer suits, light blue jeans or chino trousers.
The best way to wear espadrilles is on bare feet - just like sandals.
Espadrilles – summer shoes with rope sole
Looking for trendy summer shoes? Check out our espadrilles collection and find a perfect pair for yourself.
Where do they come from?
Espadrilles are shoes with a very long history. It is believed that first models of this very popular footwear where made thousands of years ago. In the archeological museum of Spanish Grenada we can admire quite a primitive pair of espadrilles, which age is estimated to be about 4000 years old. Since XIII century many Spanish shoemakers were manufacturing the espadrilles, which were worn at the beginning mainly on the countryside by peasants. However, their convenience and easy use made them more and more popular. In the next centuries they were worn by soldiers, priests and even miners.
How is it made?
Traditionally the main and most important product needed to produce espadrilles is braided rope, made my dried jute fiber, or possibly linen or other natural grass. The jute fibers are very solid, they are a perfect insulation layer and are biodegradable in 100%, which is important for people who care about the environment. The rope is rolled out from huge spools and on a special rotary platform a bottom layer is created, which will be used as sole. Pieces of the upper part of the shoes can be made of different fabrics and materials. It is cut out with the use of a special press. Next, the top part of the shoe is sewed and joined together with the sole.
Espadrilles in men’s fashion
In the 1920’ and 1930’ the men’s espadrilles were an important element of man’s fashion, which is well documented on the photographs from those times. Men usually wore them to go to the beach or to any other places related to summer activates and leisure. Not only classic models were popular but also the ones which were tied around ankle. Nowadays the espadrilles are one of the most popular type of men’s summer shoes and we could say that they have achieved a stable position in men’s everyday casual fashion. One of the biggest advantages of espadrilles is the fact that they are very breathable. This is possible thanks to linen sole and usually light top part of the shoe, which let the air flow so that the foot may breath. The sole which - as we know - is made of rope is very comfortable and adjusts easily to the foot shape. Today you may find lots of variations on espadrilles, i.e. you can find very interesting models in Havaianas collection. The company uses the same type of material as the one used in flip flops and sandals as a sole.
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Feel French Riviera vibe and choose 1789 Cala this summer! Beautiful and fashionable espadrilles for men and women made of bio cotton, beach shorts, bracelets, bags and much more. Check out the newest trendy collection!
Summer in the South of France is very sunny, hot and first of all - trendy! Get ready for it and feel fashionable, confident and comfortable. Check out what this amazing brand has prepared for you in its offer. 1789 Cala is a French brand that was created in the South of France in French Riviera. Its first idea and mission and was to dust off the traditional French espadrilles. The brand offers these summer shoes for men, women and children. They are produced in the heart of the Basque Country – town of Mauléon. The collections of classic and designer sneakers come in a multitude of colors and motives. The traditional espadrilles from 1789 Cala are made of bio cotton and their sole is made of rope and covered with rubber (caoutchouc) for better adhesion. For adults they come in the wide range of sizes: from 35 to 46. Espadrilles is 1789 Cala’s flagship product. Nevertheless, the brand has much more to offer! There are also apparel and accessories collections for men, women and children. You will find: bracelets, bags, Bermuda shorts, beach bags and beach towels, hats and much more. Our offer is still growing and we are expanding it regularly to meet your highest expectations! Check it out!
Now, the newest collection of Havaianas espadrilles available of Brazilian Bikini Shop! Check out latest trends and colors for men and women and enjoy this unique and amazing summer footwear!
A few years ago Havaianas have launched their new product – Havaianas espadrilles! When it’s warm, but maybe not warm enough to wear flip-flops or when the situation requires covered shoes – they will be perfect! The sole is identical as the sole of famous flip-flops – so they are soft, comfy and easy to clean! The fabrics is soft, it will certainly not rub or cut into your skin. The very smart solution is the rubber protective line at the top of the espadrilles. Havaianas espadrilles come in many different colors and patterns and what is important – they can be machine washed. Which makes it so easy to keep them clean. Havaianas espadrilles are a perfect solution between summer sneakers and flip-flops. You may take them for holidays, use in the city, take for a night out. What is more, they look super trendy!
Women's espadrilles collection by Havaianas
The newest collection of Women's espadrilles by Havaianas available on Brazilian Bikini Shop now! Come and check latest models in beautiful colors and prints. Discover the real comfort and summer joy of life!
Women's espadrilles made in Brazil by Havaianas combine both: the uniqueness of world’s favorite flip-flops rubber sole and the comfort of light summer sneakers. The sole is exactly the same as the one used in flip-flops and sandals so you can enjoy its’ softness, the fact that it is not slippery even on wet surfaces, so that your foot will feel secure and stable. The covered material lets you enjoy summer shoes in situation when flip-flops are not the best solution. The material is soft and stretches a bit so that it fits your foot well and doesn't cut into the skin. They look great and fashionable in combination with trousers, skirt or summer dress. You can wash them in the machine – they are easy to keep clean. What is more, woman's espadrilles come in beautiful colors and patterns that will match almost every occasion. You will feel trendy and stylish! They are a must have for every summer season!
Mens espadrilles by Havaianas
Mens espadrilles by Havaianas on Brazilian Bikini Shop! If you are looking for a summer shoes alternative but flip-flops are not the best idea? Choose one of our models – many colors and patterns will make then suitable for almost every occasion!
Espadrilles for men made in Brazil by Havaianas are a perfect solution for summer, as men do not have many alternatives between flip-flops and sneakers. They will make you feel super comfortable and stylish at the same time and will give you a little beach look vibe. The fabrics are light and soft, they do not cut into the skin and yet stay well on feet. The Havaianas rubber sole, exactly the same as in flip-flops, will give you comfort and all other advantages: your skin will not be irritated and the foot or sole will not slip even when wet. Wearing Havaianas espadrilles for men you will feel cool and stylish but still casual. There are many colors and patterns to choose, so that you may use them for many occasions. They will match almost every summer outfit as they look great with shorts, chinos and simple t-shirt or shirts. You may use them in the city, while night out as well as on the beach and summer promenade!