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05 May

Ladies sandals, Espadrille Wedges

Alpargatas with Python Alpargatas with Python

 These 'alpargatas' with heel are available in three different heights so no one need be left out. Hand engraved or simply plain they are also available  in crocodile and python (prices on request) . Perfect for all occasions, a classic summer necessity.

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The term espadrille is French and derives from the Occitan & Catalan name for the shoes, espardenya, which derives from espart, the Occitan/Catalan name for esparto, a tough, wiry Mediterranean grass used in making rope. Espadrilles have been made in Pyrennean Occitania and Catalonia since the 14th century at least. In Catalonia we refer to them as alpargatas. This season I will be making a flat alpargata for girls as well as the high heal version. Watch this space.

 Espadrilles with leather

These alpargatas are hand made here in Catalonia and reflect an age old technique in Spanish shoe making. Light weight and durable due to their rubber sole that protects the esparto this combination of tradition and elegance are always popular. I only make around 20 pairs a year of this model so make sure to place an order early in the summer to avoid being disappointed.

Python wedge

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