THE BASQUE COUNTRY: THE HOME OF WOMEN’S ESPADRILLES
The original women’s espadrilles were born in a unique corner of southwestern France that stretches into neighboring Spain. The women’s Basque espadrilles that are still worn to this day were created in the 18th century by artisans working with linen and hemp. In the 19th century, the Béguerie family from Mauléon widened and developed the operation to produce larger quantities. This boom in production was facilitated in part by implementing specific manufacturing techniques and above all, through exceptional know-how.
The women’s Basque espadrilles are the continuation of a fertile culture and tradition and have been passed down through the ages, sparking the imagination and creativity of generations of artisans and lovers of practical yet stylish footwear.
THE FEATURES OF AN AUTHENTIC ESPADRILLE
The authentic Escadrille rope-soled shoe features a number of characteristics that make it an entirely irresistible style, as much for its aesthetics as for its durability and great fit.
Escadrille Basque espadrilles for women boast a leather insole, a slim outer sole that increases its durability, and a leather tab to stop the canvas from sagging. To guarantee complete comfort when walking, the left and right feet each have specific shapes. These original women’s espadrilles are hand sewn by Spanish artisans who put their all into creating luxurious Basque espadrilles for women, from the design to the materials and the technique.
BASQUE ESPADRILLES FOR WOMEN: QUALITY FIRST
The reputation and recent global popularity of women’s Basque espadrilles has prompted some industrial manufacturers to produce pale imitations (often made in Asia). The style and level of quality of these low-end shoes means they could never be mistaken for the Basque espadrilles for women created by chic fashion houses with collections centered around high-quality materials and real expertise.
Choosing Catalonian women’s espadrilles produced in accordance with age-old traditions and sporting a charming, stylish allure means opting for sustainable, inspired, and incredibly comfortable footwear.