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When you think of summer, you think of long walks on the beach. You think of late dinners and early mornings, time spent with your nearest and dearest. And when it comes to shoes, few styles evoke warmth and playfulness like espadrille heels. Classic in their appeal, espadrilles are one of the most comfortable sandal options for those with wide feet. With a sole of natural rope, they also provide plenty of cushioning for anyone looking for an all-day heel.
Let’s get to know the humble espadrille.
What are espadrilles?
The most distinctive feature of espadrille shoes – sometimes referred to as alpargatas – is their sole. The sole of a traditional Spanish espadrille is crafted from esparto rope or braided jute, two natural fibres commonly used to make baskets, twines, and other products. The ropes typically sport their natural hue or are dyed white.
Tucked away under the rope are the soles of an espadrille, which are often made of hardened or crepe rubber. This provides cushioned support for the feet.
Finally, espadrille shoes usually have canvas uppers in a ballet flat, open-toe, or strappy sandal design. You can also find espadrilles with leather and suede uppers.
Incredibly, the earliest known espadrilles date back 4,000 years. They were widely worn by peasants across Western Europe from the 14th Century onwards, making them one of the world’s oldest fashion icons.
Discover your new pair of espadrilles today
You can rely on brands like London Rebel to create stunning espadrilles that reimagine this ancient shoe for the modern woman. Find out more about our shipping and returns policy for total peace of mind.
Frequently asked questions about espadrille heels
Are espadrilles still in style in 2021?
Espadrilles are still in style in 2021. These warm-weather classics have stood the test of time and will continue to do so. Rather than going in and out of style, these casual shoes come and go with the seasons. Espadrilles are not like sneakers, cowboy boots, and ballet flats – you can’t get away with them all year round. Espadrilles are reserved for the spring and summer when the days are long and the nights are warm. Bliss.
Are espadrilles good for your feet?
Espadrilles are a great shoe choice for the warmer months. If you are looking for a pair of casual shoes that offer a bit of height without compromising your comfort, opt for espadrilles with a thicker sole, arch support, and sturdy straps that keep your feet firmly in place.
We display our shoes in Australian (AUS) women’s shoe sizes which is the same sizing as American (US).
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How to Measure Your Size
1. You will need a ruler, pen, and a piece of A4 paper.
2. Place the piece of paper flat on the ground and stand on it. Make sure your foot is flat and your foot is in the middle of the piece of paper.
3. Draw a mark behind your heel and another in front of your longest toe. If one of your feet is larger than the other, use the longer foot to calculate your size.
4. Measure the distance between the the two lines.
5. Find your measurement on the ladies’ size chart above to determine your correct size. If your measurement falls between two sizes, we recommend taking into consideration whether you're purchasing a closed in shoe such as a boot or ballet flat and whether you'll be wearing socks or stockings.
Also remember your left and right foot will vary in length and width, so choose the size you think will be most comfortable for you.
Each shoe style is fit tested in Australia and we do everything we can to make a fit as close as possible to the correct AU standard sizing measurements.
Use these sizes and measurements as a guide only. You know your feet best!
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