Espadrilles have long been a fashion staple for women, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. And we’d like to show you exactly why we think this versatile, natural hand made Spanish shoe is the ideal option for both men and women. At Viscata we believe that espadrilles are the perfect shoe for any occasion. Here's why:
Fall in love with men’s espadrilles
Men's espadrilles are perfect for those who want to feel comfortable while still looking stylish. If you’ve been searching for comfortable, natural shoes that give your feet a well-deserved vacation, then our eco-friendly shoes, made from natural materials could be just what you’ve been looking for. They're also so easy to wear and go with almost anything in your wardrobe.
All across the world, men are now embracing the espadrille as they look for a casual, comfortable and smart alternative to traditional men’s shoes. In reality, this should come as no surprise, especially since the espadrille was first developed 600 years ago as a fighting shoe for Spanish footsoldiers. Since then, they’ve been worn by pretty much everyone from Salvador Dali to President John F. Kennedy. And why not? There’s more to the espadrille than meets the eye.
Versatile shoes, whatever the occasion
Viscata’s men’s espadrilles are super-easy to wear. These ethically made shoes care the ideal option for those who want a shoe that is versatile enough to wear to any occasion. But the difference is that these handmade shoes have the elegance and sophistication required to match them up with tailored trousers and a shirt for those sunny soirée, or dressed down with shorts for a more casual look. They come in various shapes and sizes and are a fashion mainstay across Europe.
The evolution of the espadrille
You’ve probably already got a mental picture in your mind of what an espadrille should look like. Feminine, flirty, made of canvas and set on a high jute wedge. If you close your eyes tightly, you might even imagine delicate straps running up the side of someone’s leg in the traditional espadrille way. But the world’s moved on now and the espadrille’s also moved on to make its mark in the world of men’s fashion. And about time too.
Light, breathable and comfortable
Today, the espadrille has made its mark in the world of men's fashion. They're extra light, breathable, and comfortable, and are versatile enough to go with almost anything you own, from a casual suit to your favorite pair of old jeans or chinos. And they go particularly well with shorts. A refreshing and elegant change from traditional leather sandals or sneakers with socks.
And if there’s amore special occasion on the horizon, pair them with a pair of lightweight trousers and a classic Oxford shirt for a sophisticated and versatile look for summer or autumn that works every time.
Viscata’s guide to men’s espadrilles
If you're looking to up your fashion game with a cool, casual, and comfortable look, here's a seasonal guide we curated to help you make the most of your men's espadrilles:
Our 5 ways to make the most of men’s espadrilles
The first and most obvious option when it comes to espadrilles is the beach.
A comfortable and breathable shoe to replace your flip flops or sandals when trying to create a cool summer look including bright swimming trunks and a basic t-shirt. We honestly can’t think of a better way to get from the beach to the boardwalk and everywhere in between. These comfortable canvas classics are ideal for a stroll to the beach followed by a nice meal or some drinks at a restaurant. The perfect combination of cool and casual.
You can check out our Sitges slip-ons offer the perfect solution. Lightweight enough to keep you cool on the hottest of days, these flat espadrilles feature a casual silhouette to keep you looking casual and cool on the beach and the boardwalk.
A Shortcut to Casual Style
Mediterranean style requires the coolest of clothing. In the hot, Spanish sun, men generally retreat to their comfort zone. Shorts. But shorts are a notoriously difficult look to pull off. But espadrilles are the perfect partner for shorts of any length. They're easy to wear and offer a stylish alternative to socks and sneakers, and they’ll make almost any summer outfit look that little bit more classy.
While any type of espadrille will work well with shorts, we think you’ll get the best out of your look with our Portbou canvas slip-on. Combine a white short sleeve shirt and navy shorts for a striking off-duty look. And, if you’re feeling a bit edgy, slip on a simple pair of our striped navy and white espadrilles to bring it all together seamlessly. They’re easy-fitting and feature a moulded footbed for soft cushioned comfort and a solid construction. From the sturdy 100% organic cotton to the hand stitched panels that give the shoe its perfectly laid-back round toe shape, these are shoes with comfort and style.
Dress Up Your Denim
Handmade espadrille shoes are the perfect companion for traditional men’s jeans. Here’s an idea for you: take a pair of your favorite denim jeans and pair them up with our casual espadrilles. A simple move like this will take you from shabby to chic with minimal hassle. We also offer a fun range of men’s espadrilles in muted colors which will add a touch of class to your casual days and evenings. Casual elegance that will take you anywhere you want to go.
Wear them without socks and with rolled up jeans for a nautical look that will turn heads. And if you want to smarten things up, just add a blazer or a shirt jacket for an effortlessly sleek look.
We think Viscata’s Begur canvas espadrilles are the perfect complement to add a touch of sophistication to any casual look.
The Perfect Shoe for Traveling
When traveling, it's important to have a shoe that is both comfortable and stylish. Men's espadrilles are the perfect solution. They're easy to pack, lightweight, and go with almost anything in your wardrobe.
Make your travel outfit stand out with a pair of our lightweight Capsasal slip ons.
Whilst suits and espadrilles are unlikely to be the first combination to come to mind, under the right circumstances, these laid back shoes can be the perfect addition to a lightweight summer suit. In fact, even though they might not go that well with heavier, more formal suits, they’re the perfect way to sign off an unstructured linen two-piece.
But hem length is key here and should be considered carefully. Linen trousers should not have a break at the hem, so the bigger the cuff the better. And then, finally, there’s color. Pale hues tend to give off a more relaxed vibe and are more likely to suit espadrilles. And our Pol canvas lace-ups are the perfect pair for your suits.
Men's espadrilles are the perfect shoe for any occasion. They're comfortable, stylish, and versatile, making them an essential addition to any wardrobe. Whether you're heading to the beach, traveling, or dressing up for a night out, espadrilles are the perfect shoe for the job. We make every pair of our gorgeous shoes and Spanish espadrilles by hand and that makes every pair unique, just like you. Everybody has their own personal style and with almost 500 different styles available on our website, we are sure that there’s one for you. So why not add a pair to your shoe collection today?
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