Styling & Maintaining Espadrilles


Espadrilles are your best friends for summers. What offers them an edge over conventional sneakers is that they are light-weight, breathable and easy to wear. It’s capable of making you stand out in the crowd. This smarter cousin of slippers, is amazingly durable as well. We all know how it can add a sparkle to your over-all look in just a minute.

Earlier popularly known as alpargatas or espardenyes, they are casual, flat shoes with its roots in Spain. The upper fabric of the shoe is made from canvas or cotton and the sole is made up of braided jute rope. The upper may vary widely, but the jute rope sole is the defining characteristic of every espadrille you will come across. They have remained true to their original form till today.

Maintenance Tips:

Unlike your casual boots, espadrilles require maintenance to make them last long. All you need to do is to clean them regularly. Dust the mud off the shoes and scrub the upper sole with a mixture of mild detergent and water. Dip a toothbrush in soapy water and scrub it on the jute soles too. Make sure to take off all the dirt from the sole. Repeat the process if required. Dab it with a clean cloth and dry in shade.

Style Tips:

Striped espadrilles are eye catching, elegant and durable. These shoes definitely last beyond your expectations. You can easily incorporate them with slim chinos and linen shirts to get a classy look. Check striped espadrilles online in India to get some inspiration for different looks.

Colored espadrilles help to add a pop of color to a boring outfit. You can combine red espadrilles with a traditional polo shirt and chinos. Just make sure to keep the color of the outfit neutral to make red espadrilles stand out.

Perforated espadrilles for men looking for comfort and style. Extremely breathable and light-weight, this type can be paired with denims and plain t-shirts. You can even consider them with shorts. Being a hybrid shoe, partly espadrille & partly loafer, this looks absolutely charming!

Final Word

Espadrilles shoes in India have been popular for a long time. Since men have become conscious about their fashion sense, they have started experimenting and incorporating new trends with ease. It’s common nowadays to see men checking new fashion trends. Be active and look for creative ideas to style these classic shoes. Don’t forget to maintain and style them. Make the best out of them!


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