Espadrilles (Spanish: alpargatas; Catalan: espardenyes; Basque: espartinak), are casual, rope-soled, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes.- Espadrille
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Fiber produced from two species of perennial grasses of north Africa and southern Europe.
It is used for crafts, such as cords, basketry, and espadrilles.
Item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot.
A common casual shoe in the Pyrenees during the Middle Ages was the espadrille.
Long, soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.
Among these are espadrilles, soft sweaters and cardigans, floor coverings, home textiles, high performance technical textiles, geotextiles, composites, and more.
Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which typically serves the purpose of protection against adversities of the environment such as wear from ground textures and temperature.
Rope-soled shoes have soles (and possibly other parts) made from rope or rope fibres.
However, the widely made espadrille comes in many styles and can include expensive fashion items.
Argentine illustrator and a painter known by his typical traditional scenes of the Pampa.
In 1930, the Alpargatas company, makers of espadrilles, under the supervision of engineer Luis Pastorino, commissioned 12 illustrations (using gouache technique) from him for their 1931 calendar.
Leading textile manufacturer in Argentina, as well as a major local distributor and exporter.
Juan Echegaray, a Basque Argentine immigrant, and the textile engineering background of Robert Fraser, a Scottish Argentine immigrant, created a partnership in 1883 for the manufacture of espadrilles (jute-soled canvas footwear favored by laborers for their comfort, durability and low cost).
Former viscounty and French province and part of the present-day Pyrénées-Atlantiques département.
In the late 19th century, the establishment of espadrille factories in Mauleón made up for the decay of economic life and emigration, with a number of inhabitants in Navarre and Aragón pouring in and being recruited on the workforce.
Obvious thick sole, usually in the range of 3 - 10 cm. Platform shoes may also be high heels, in which case the heel is raised significantly higher than the ball of the foot.
While a wide variety of styles were popular during this period, including boots, espadrilles, oxfords, sneakers, and sandals of all description, with soles made of wood, cork, or synthetic materials, the most popular style of the late 1960s and early 1970s was a simple quarter-strap sandal with tan water buffalo-hide straps, on a beige suede-wrapped cork wedge-heel platform sole.
Slip-ons are typically low, lace-less shoes.
At the start of the twenty-first century, a revival of penny loafers, whose popularity had peaked during the mid to late 1960s and again during the early 1980s to early 1990s, occurred, with the shoe appearing in a more rugged version, closer to the original concept, as either moccasins, or espadrilles, both of these styles being very low or flat without heels.