Ladies Espadrille Shoes
Classically made with a canvas upper and a rope sole unit, espadrilles just ooze summer vibes. Perfect for lazy days and holidays, these shoes are a summer staple. From flats to wedges, espadrilles offer a range of heel heights and a multitude of different styles for the uppers. The classic striped canvas espadrille now has competition from more fashion -forward alternatives. Perfect for wearing on sunny summer days and on holiday, espadrilles are ideal for popping in your suitcase.
The earliest forms of espadrille have been noted as far back as the 14th century in Mediterranean countries, something that's lasted so long with very little change must be good. Classically made with Esparto grass; a strong and wiry grass used in rope making. The upper was originally made from one piece of canvas for the toe and vamp and often featured a lace fastening around the ankle.
Modern espadrilles use a variety of uppers and sole units although the classic braided outer of the sole unit remains consistent. Sole units are often created from jute fibres which are twisted and then braided to create the classic espadrille finish. The jute roped are then wound around a midsole and bonded into place. Often a hydraulic press along with heat is used to bond the jute braids to the sole while stitching is used to reinforce the bonds. The sole units are commonly created from a vulcanised rubber although EVA foam and wood are used as well. The use of the additions of rubber or EVA helps to make the outsoles more durable.
The use of different materials for the uppers of espadrilles ensures there is something to suit everyone, from leathers to canvases. The use of the leather uppers on the espadrilles is typically used for the more modern designs and creates a glamorous look. Those with a canvas upper tend to feature more of a casual vibe. The use of embellishments takes the humble espadrille from the beach to a summer party.
Classically shaped, the espadrille has a flat sole unit with an enclosed canvas upper. In the 1970s, YSL created the wedge heeled espadrille with the help of Castaner, a Spanish manufacturer of espadrilles. From there the more fashion focus espadrille has exploded onto the market with variations in heel heights and types of upper for all occasions. Our range for Spring Summer 2018 features enclosed feet and more sandal-like designs alongside open toes and sling-backs.
Our Brands of Espadrilles
Toni Pons Espadrilles
One of our new arrivals for Spring Summer 2018, Toni Pons is a brand we are very excited to stock. Their designs are steeped in traditional design and quality while featuring modern and trend led twists. Created in Spain from start to finish, Toni Pons shoes echo the heritage and character of their home. Their espadrilles are created using traditional techniques from the hand stitching to the use of the jute outsoles. Perfect for holidays or those few sunny days at home, our range of Toni Pons is definitely one to browse. Their 1002-70 Norma is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe, paired with shorts or a denim skirt for the ultimate in laidback summer chic. Buy your Toni Pons espadrilles from Begg Shoes, an official Toni Pons stockist.
Marco Tozzi Espadrilles
Marco Tozzi create fashion forward designs with comfort and affordability at their core. Their use of innovative designs paired with a range of materials makes Marco Tozzi one to try. Part of the Wortmann groups, Marco Tozzi offers their own take on international trends each season. Their range of espadrilles for Spring Summer 2018 features everything from peep toes and sling backs to fully enclosed uppers while the range of heel heights offers something for everyone. Their 22440-20826 Senwedge 81 is the perfect addition to your wardrobe, dressed up for work or paired with jeans for drinks in the evening. Buy your Marco Tozzi espadrilles from Begg Shoes, an official Marco Tozzi stockist.
Part of the Wortmann group alongside Marco Tozzi, Tamaris offer a fantastic range of ladies espadrilles with the key values of quality and affordability. Taking inspiration from the catwalks, Tamaris put their own stamp on the season's trends to create something unique to them. Their use of a variety of uppers from leather to man-made allows them to offer something for everyone. For the Spring Summer 2018 collection, Tamaris have created a fantastic range of espadrilles. Their 22301-20818 Dillian is the perfect addition to any wardrobe, paired with jeans on a day off or a floaty skirt on holiday, a pair of Tamaris espadrilles are a wardrobe essential. Buy your Tamaris ladies espadrilles from Begg Shoes, an official Tamaris stockist.
A steadfast British classic, Clarks seamlessly combine traditional values with modern techniques. With nearly 200 years of footwear experience, Clarks shoes are second to none. The attention to detail from start to finish is what makes their footwear so special. From the handcrafted lasts created for each new design to their ground breaking advances in technology, Clarks ensure superior quality and comfort. Their collection of espadrilles for the Spring Summer 2018 season is an ideal addition to your shoe collection. The 2686-24d Petrina Gail works perfectly with a dress or skirt on holiday or at home. Buy your Clarks espadrilles from Begg Shoes, an official Clarks stockist.
Perfect for the summer or holidays in the sun, espadrilles are the ideal wardrobe addition combining comfort and casual style. Paired with jeans for days off or a sundress on holiday, espadrilles will do it all. Buy your Ladies espadrilles from Begg Shoes which are available in store and in our online shoe shop.