Fashion

Your Spring and Summer Shoe of choice

Your Spring and Summer Shoe of choice

Espadrils, with their trademark woven rope backs and ankle laces really are the quintessential summer shoes.

Originating in Spain and worn by everyone from Salvador Dali and a young John F Kennedy to Sophia Lauren and Rita Hayworth, they’re timeless, classic Meditteranean shoes.

Now they’re being made in SA with a local twist. South African Rizqah Isaacs and Spanish Patricia Terre are creating them in their studio in Bree Street, Cape Town.  Keeping them as authentic as possible, each pair is stitched according to centuries-old traditional methods. This summer they are adding leather laces and backs to give them not only an African element but to allow women to wear the normally carefree style away from the beach.

Fashion Shoes - Espadrils

BONUS: If you can’t find a pair you love, they’ll make up your choice by hand, simply choose from the three sole options, select a fabric from the enormous selection and in a couple of days … voila … you own original espadrils. Perfect for a beach summer wedding, yes?

Priced from R600, you can buy them online on www.superbalist.com, or if you’re in Cape Town for a few days, pop into their store at 100 Bree Street.

Details: www.espadril.co.za; Instagram: @espadrilspain

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