- Rubber sole and a wedge of natural jute fibers.
- Leather lined foam insole.
- Linen and natural and ecological cotton canvas on the instep.
- Cotton ribbons dyed in three colors, burgundy, raw and yellow.
- Elastic bands inside.
- Heel of linen and cotton.
In Destiu we wanted to rescue the old Aragonese shoes and give them a Mediterranean touch so we added ecological fabrics like cotton, covered them in leather, switched the old tire soles for a wedge of natural jute fiber and the straps laced around the legs for fixed ones, we added rubber in the interiors to prevent them from slipping out of place and made them far more comfortable. Available in three burgundy, raw and yellow.
Espadrilles come from ancient Egypt, where they were adopted by Rome and from there, they spread across the Mediterranean. We know Espadrilles have been worn since 1322 in Spain and France and were part of the traditional dress of the Crown of Aragón, and were used as far north as Navarre and the Basque Country. Originally made with straw soles, cotton canvas and ribbons that adorned the legs, espadrilles became popular in the 40s and 50 with artists of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, George Harrison, Marilyn Monroe ... who wore them on their feet.
Espadrilles were practically the only existing footwear 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.