Posted on May 20th, 2016
Espadrilles have always been a spring/summer go-to for me, typically en route to, on and off the beach. But espadrilles obviously were not born in a city..
It’s always awesome to learn more about the origin of cultures, different rituals, nuances in style. Espadrilles originated from the Pyrenees, and were purely functional, worn typically during warmer months. The style has exploded since its inception, with major brands adding their trademark elements to the shoe. One that stands out and stays true to its core vision is Viscata, a brand that handcrafts each pair in Spain, where the shoe originated from. Not only that, but Viscata has teamed up with Treecycler to plant trees in reforestation projects around the world. I love when a brand ties its original craftsmanship to a cause that connects on a deeper level.
Don’t feel like you can’t wear espadrilles in the city though! Put on a pair with your Summer Friday outfit for a off-duty look, throw some on with your favorite jeans and t to keep it casual, or update to a fun, new color with your swim trunks to take you from city to the beach for the weekend!