- Natural jute and rubber sole.
- Nubuck leather dyed in taupe and tan.
- Elastic rubber fastenings.
Capturing the ancient traditional essence of the island of Formentera, Destiu presents this variation of its most typical footwear, the Formentera Espadrille, initially created from scraps of recycled tires, pieces of split leather and ribbons that were knotted from the instep, passing over the heel and tied across the legs, very similar to the old Roman slave sandles.
We now design them with natural jute fiber soles, which makes them much more breathable, the split leather has been changed for a very soft and flexible nubuck leather, and we have exchanged the cotton laces for elastic bands, for greater support. Available in the two colours so typical of this shoe; leather and taupe.
Espadrilles were practically the only existing footwear available in the Pitiusas (Ibiza and Formentera Islands) well into the Twentieth Century, and the few leather shoes that were seen, were "wedding" shoes, reserved for important occasions. In the day to day life on the island, the trusted espadrille was the untiring companion of field and beach, as opposed to pita shoes, much more popular in the neighboring island of Ibiza. Here they were made entirely by hand. in straw and canvas, also called "sabatilles". Even today, there is no more suitable footwear for walking or cycling in Formentera.