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    Wedged ballroom sandal

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    • Product description

      CHARACTERISTICS:

      - 7-tier wedge sole made of natural jute fibre.

      - 2 mm foam insole lined with pigskin.

      - Ecological linen and cotton canvas available in two colours: raw, off-white and black

      - Leather lining.

      - Silk ribbons in silver and gold.

      If there is one shoe everyone should have in their wardrobe, it is a pair of classic lounge shoes, so what do you think if we combine them with the traditional Aragonese footwear and add the comfort of an espadrille?

      This is how we designed this unlikely and delightful model, worthy of any ceremony, cocktail party, or a sunset event with friends.

      With a 7-tier wedge made from of jute fibres, this beautiful espadrille was inspired by the classic Aragonese shoe, made of linen and cotton canvass completely covered in leather, available in two raw colours with golden and black silk ribbons, with a foam insole to give you extra comfort. Thanks to its salon cut and wedged heel, the overall optical effect is that of longer sculpted 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 Originally made with esparto grass soles, cotton canvas and ribbons that adorned the legs, this simple footwear was worn in the 40s and 50s by artists of the likes of Audrey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.

       

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