approximately 4000 years ago. The tradition has survived all these centuries, suffering some
variations, but it has remained the same in the basics, that is why it still offers a comfortable footwear that fits any feet. In order to keep your espadrilles in good state, use them on dry ground as vegetable fiber soaks up the water -from the rain, for example-, the drenched sole becomes deformed due to the weight of the body. If this happens, wash them with soap and water as soon as possible, either by hand or in a washing machine (if they are hand sewn) If you wash them by hand, rinse them with a lot of water and dry them as soon and best as possible, to prevent rot. If you wash espadrilles in a washing machine, use a short program and cold water. White or cream colored espadrilles could sometimes acquire a yellow shade if the canvas dries before the sole does. In this case, when they dry up, clean the canvas with some bleach (chlorine) mixed in water to whiten color again.”
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Lucky you – espadrille heaven! I laughed out loud about your shopping motto. 🙂 I am really enjoying this virtual trip through Spain – thanks so much for sharing!
Karen A says
It's been a while since you wrote this… Travel & Leisure mag had it listed I the Dec 12 issue. I was looking it up on-line and came across your blog.
I'll Be THERE Saturday (June 15, 13)!!!! I am very curious to know the price range of the espadrilles. Were they fairly inexpensive? I'd love it if you could give me an idea.
BTW..I wear the same size as you. Your 'finds' were wonderful and still stylish though a couple years old. Have they worn well for you?
Wish me luck cause my BF doesn't like shopping either!
Splendid Market says
Hi Karen – I'm so excited for your trip! The espadrilles were not terribly expensive as I recall. I bought quite a few pairs and I think it was under $300 for 5 pairs…
YES, they are wearing beautifully, I wore the little black pair last night and they are so comfortable. I have worn the flats with the canvas tie, I don't know if they will make it through the summer. The leather topped pair is perfect with white jeans and summer dresses. I don't wear the more colorful pairs much.
I love them and am so happy to have them for summer.