- 7-tier string sole made of natural jute fibres.
- 3 mm foam insole lined with pigskin.
- Suede leather on the instep and heel in green, black and leather.
- Leather lining.
- Nappa leather strips in silver, black or gold.
This model is possibly one of the most elegant shoes in our Destiu 2018 collection, worn just as comfortably on a terrace at sunset, at the office, to a special event, or even as your dancing shoes at a wedding!
Let's have a look at how they are made!
The base is made from a 8,5 or 9 cm wedge of seven-tier jute rope (the size oscillates by half centimetre depending on the thickness of the jute)
The 3mm foam insole covered in leather makes you tread with pure joy. In the instep and heel there is suede leather in three different shades of colours, green bottle, black and leather or camel, lined with natural leather, which are joined with crossed strips of leather in silver, black or gold combined in the same order and fastened on the outside, just below the ankle, perfect for creating that pleasing optical effect of long legs!
Espadrilles originally come from ancient Egypt, and later arrived in Rome, where they covered their feet with them and walked them across the Mediterranean. We know they have been worn since 1322 and were common in Spain and France. They were adopted into the typical dress code of the Crown of Aragón, and were even seen in Navarra and the Basque Country. Originally made with esparto grass soles, cotton canvas and ribbons that adorned the legs, this simple footwear was worn in the 40s and 50s by artists of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, George Harrison and Marilyn Monroe.
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 with straw and canvas, and also called "sabatilles". Even today, there is no more suitable footwear for walking or cycling in Formentera.