- Sole with a wedge of natural jute fibres and rubber at the bottom.
- Ecological linen canvas.
- Leather lining.
- Leather eyelets.
- Leather strap
- Metal clasp.
This classic bootie for women comes from the driest centre of the island of Mallorca and is made entirely by hand, with ecological linen canvas on a slightly heeled sole, great to wear in spring and autumn and on cool summer afternoons.
At Destiu we wanted to add a touch of colour, and have incorporated a nice blue bow to tie round the ankle or on the upper part of the instep. As always we tend towards the natural and ecological, and have continued to entrust the soles of this booty to the natural fibres of jute, with a small wedge which is ideal for the lower back and helps take the strain off the calves. The boot is made in canvas.
Espadrilles come from ancient Egypt, and were later used in Rome, from where they were adopted all over the Mediterranean. We know of their use as far back as 1322 when they were common in Spain and France. The Crown of Aragón made them part of the typical dress, and they were used as far north as Navarra and the Basque Country. Originally made with esparto soles, cotton canvas and ribbons that adorned the legs. And later, in the 40s and 50, espadrilles have been worn by artists of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, George Harrison, Marilyn Monroe.
In the Pitiusa islands of Ibiza and Formentera espadrilles were practically the only existing footwear until well into the twentieth century and the few leather shoes that were seen were "wedding" shoes, reserved for special occasions. In day to day life on the islands, they were the untiring companions in the fields and on the beach, and as opposed to those made of pita, which were much more common on the neighbouring island of Ibiza, in Formentera espadrilles were made entirely by hand with esparto and canvas. Even today, there is no more suitable footwear for walking or cycling in Formentera.