Espadrilles hand made in France
Espadrilles have been around in Occitania and Spain since the 14th century. The word derives from old Occitan, referring to esparto, a tough Mediterranean grass traditionally used to make rope. A proper espadrille is made from braided jute rope, which is shaped by hand, pressed flat and vertically sewn with special espadrilles needles. The outer soles are then protected with vulcanized rubber.
Zétoiles is a third generation French Basque manufacturer of traditional espadrilles. The shoes have been sewn by hand since 1947 from white jute, strong cotton fabric and rubber cooked in Mauléon. As workwear goes, it doesn’t get more authentic – and effortlessly stylish than this.
Buy the Zétoiles espadrilles in your ordinary size. They will feel tight when you put them on for the first time. But they quickly stretch and adapt to your feet.
- Jute sole and core
- Cotton cover
- Outer sole
- Mauléon marc – entirely made in the French Basque country