What are Escadrille espadrille shoes?
Reimagined by major fashion names from Yves Saint Laurent to Hermès and Chanel, espadrille shoes are famous the world over. They first appeared in the 12th century in the Basque Country during the reign of the King of Aragon, when soldiers reputedly wore canvas rope-soled shoes.
However, the espadrilles that we all know today have been crafted by artisans since the 18th century in Béarn in the Basque Country, where family-run businesses manufacture the shoes using linen and hemp. The town of Mauléon-Licharre in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of southwest France is renowned for a having produced a large quantity of espadrilles for local workers and farmers.
Escadrille Paris has breathed new life into this lightweight, comfortable shoe. Escadrille espadrilles are created by French designers who want to give espadrilles a new lease of life, while still respecting certain traditional aspects. This means that women’s and men’s Escadrille shoes, which can be worn year-round, combine modernity and comfort with their iconic rope sole.