-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

All About Espadrilles

Espadrilles, the rope sandals that seem to be everywhere from kids to parents, artists to runway models, may seem like the new shoes on the block, but they've actually been around since the 13th century!

Made with jute rope or braided hemp and linen fabric, Espadrilles originally come from Spain, where, the King of Aragon and his infantry men wore them 4000 years ago. The name Espadrille comes from “esparto”, a kind of plant that was originally burned then braided to make the soles.

Traditionally, the shoes were either dyed or left the natural color and mostly worn by men, although as time went by, they began to be adapted by dancers, workers and many other people around the world. In the 1950's, the famous French designer Yves Saint Laurent had them made with a heel and ribbons that tie around the ankles. This started an espadrille revolution! Women everywhere began to clamor for new styles and designs of this easy summery shoe.

Now, with ties or straps, buckles or elastic, or just plain linen, in flats or wedges and in color, patterns or natural colors, espadrilles are here to stay!

Have Your Say

What's your favorite shoe style? Have your say in the comments section below!

 

12 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_flipflopsmicro
Forget chafing rubber thongs and check out the latest and greatest in flip flop styles instead.
Micro_heelys-micro
Heelys make the one things that no other shoe has – a removable wheel in the heel! Pop in the wh...
Micro_micro
Shorts are actually a lot more versatile than most people think they are! With just a few styling...
Micro_shoes_micro
Kidzworld reviews Graffeeti Shoes, the only shoe you can write on and erase off!
When it comes to your personal style, what are you known for?
  • Always looking like I stepped off the cover of a fashion magazine.
  • Being different - who cares if people sometimes stare?
  • Updating old pieces to make them cutting-edge cool.
  • Looking and feeling comfortable.

Dear Dish-It In The Forums

JazzyRox
JazzyRox posted in Family Issues:
hi! this is "blonde"! i dont really care about this post and its not that offensive to me! i am trying to care about what others think and TBH i do....untill it comes to electronics...idk why but i dont really do well without electronics. i have good habits that include waiting untill 3:00 PM to get on screens and getting chores done before i get on screens, im much more...well....social than my sister (ill just call her "Red" xD) Red. plus im only 10. i probably will get better at habits when im older. P.S wow rainbowpoptart i dont think our pics are exactly the same xD
reply about 18 hours
blackveilbrides15
Always wears black so not much of a style 
reply 1 day
Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Style:
Your style is simply whatever you want to wear! Just wear whatever feels comfortable, or whatever you think looks good, and it is your style (: It doesn't matter if it's not entirely individual and unique, as long as it's what you feel happy wearing.
reply 1 day
Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Family Issues:
I love both my parents equally, but I prefer to spend time with my dad. My father works abroad so I see him a lot less than my mother, but it means that when I see him it feels more special :3 
reply 1 day
Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Family Issues:
To be honest, this is probably just something you have to bear. I know that sometimes relatives can be irritating, but they only visit often because they care about you and want to see you (: Unless there is a real reason you don't want them to visit - for example, if they are unkind to you - then you should just endure it.  Or you could mention it to your parents and see if they can sort it out? This is something lots of kids have to deal with, me included, and it's just part of life! You are lucky to have grandparents who care about you so much c:
reply 1 day