Summer Must-haves: Espadrilles by Espadrij l’originale

Within the fashion blogger cafes in Berlin I had the opportunity to choose in Espadrij l’originale Summer Store in bikini Berlin great footwear and accessories. These opportunity I would like to take to bring closer to you the story of the ever-popular espadrilles.

 

Espadrij Espadrilles Beachplaid Strohtasche

The history

 

short overview

 

“While it  was in the 80’s hardly anyone who is not at least one pair of the lightweight canvas shoe with plants sole and rubber covering had in shoe closet, it was after its heyday long time pretty quiet around them. Today, they are back and so hip and trendy as never. We are talking about the authentic, original espadrilles. they are in the German vernacular still often referred to incorrectly as espadrilles or espadrilles. Already Coco Chanel knew about the benefits of espadrilles and combined them to their unique, functional women’s fashion. Artists sizes of 50s & 60s like Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Pablo Picasso or Jacky Kennedy loved the traditional shoes and helped them to gain their luster. Designer as YSL Yves Saint Laurent made the shoes in the 70’s socially acceptable and took them to the international catwalks.

 

quality from France

 

In Germany they found a long time no online stores or stationary stores that sold the original shoes. Espadrij l’originale manufactured, his shoes in a small village in the French Pyrenees. Almost the entire village used to live from the production of espadrilles. In the 80s, the collapse came: the huge success of summer shoes brought unfortunately also negative sides with him. Because by cheap Asiaproduktionen that flooded the market, many of the traditional productions in Spain and France were forced to close. The village in the French Pyrenees, cooperates with the Espadrij l’originale exclusively is one of the last villages in France, which is still produced in the traditional way.

Highest quality, natural materials and an unmistakable appearance: Espadrij l’originale original sees itself as a small, exquisite label. The method of production of shoes excludes from the front in mass production. The Espadrij l’originale models for men and women are, as before the original espadrilles, made using traditional hand-sewn or to the old machines in French production. So the label Espadrij l’originale offers original proven, original quality. Here lies the difference as opposed to Asian productions: It is high-quality, solid canvas material used, not a simple woven fabric as it is often found in “cheap productions”. The entire sole is also entirely of rubber (natural rubber) and not as susceptible to moisture. Thus, the shoe is 100% natural and vegan!

 

The collection

 

Anything other than “organic” is the look: the core models in the collection are the model “CLASSIC” and “HANDMADE” in more than 24 different colorful and natural colors.

In addition to the new summer colors Lin, Bleu, Coral and Orange extended Espadrij l’originale his collection also for the first time by a further patterned models. Special feature: In order to meet the high quality demands of Espadrij l’originale, the materials of the patterned models are exclusively woven and not printed. Thus the classical Espadrij l’original models show first “ethno-chic” – the models “Ciel” and “Soleil” spray motley Africa-Charm. The model “France” shows classic “Tricolore” in blue, white, red, reminiscent of holidays in the French booth and leave with their parents. The models “Safari”, “plague” and “Surf” round with colorful stripe patterns from the collection. The women’s shoes manufactured in Spain Wedge at different levels complement the CLASSIC & HANDMADE Collections. The model PYRENÉES9 that Schnürsandale with wedge heel and spray summer St. Tropez flair. The Peep models NICE and MONACO already wore Marilyn Monroe. Incidentally, you expresses that what do the shoes of Espadrij l’originale: Timeless classics that transcends lose nothing of its pure beauty over the years – and never go out of fashion ” (text source: Espadrij.com).

 

My choice

 

Choosing I got my first “real” couple espadrilles (was time too ^^), a pretty and hip basket bag and a handy Beachplaid. I choosed the classic espadrilles in pink, the largest straw bag for the next visit to the beach and a Beachplaid in white and gray.

 

Espadrij Espadrilles

 

I could not resist it also attracting immediately because of the trip I still had my Allstars and this in summer temperatures.

 

Espadrij Espadrilles Beachplaid Strohtasche

Here again at a glance, the beach bag now serves as a popular summer accessory, but which also is great to go shopping at the weekly market.

Did you also have some pair of espadrilles? Do you like this traditional footwear too?

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