Which espadrille shoes go with your personality

Which espadrille shoes go with your personality

Espadrille shoes are some of the worlds’ most versatile footwear. Fresh, casual, natural and stunningly elegant, these summer favorites are the choice of royalty. In fact, Kate Middleton espadrilles is one of the highest ranked espadrille search terms on the net. But for many people, the espadrille remains a bit of a mystery. So, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers and help you to understand what to look for in a pair of these classic Spanish shoes and how to choose your espadrilles with confidence. 


gava beige and pubol gingham espadrille shoes


Viscata has the world’s largest online selection of women’s espadrilles, men’s espadrilles, jute espadrilles, canvas espadrilles, suede espadrilles and leather espadrilles all made from premium quality materials. We’ve also got traditional laceup espadrilles, ankle strap espadrilles and slip on espadrilles . And the good news is that with all that choice, we’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect espadrilles. You can shop by tying type, shop by shape, shop by color, or even shop by material.


What do espadrilles look good with?

Espadrilles are incredibly versatile and they look good with virtually everything. From casual beach vibes to a more professional look, Viscata’s got you covered. Viscata’s extensive range includes espadrille wedges, espadrille sandals, espadrille flats, slingback espadrilles, slip-on espadrilles and espadrille platforms. All our espadrilles are handmade in Spain and our in-house style experts have suggested a number of ways you can wear these delightful shoes.

Espadrilles offer a seamless transition from laid-back moments to chic affairs, making them a wardrobe staple for any style enthusiast. Embrace their relaxed vibe for a beach day by pairing classic canvas espadrilles with your favorite sundress, effortlessly moving from the shoreline to the boardwalk. Step into city life with sleek leather espadrilles that strike the perfect balance between comfort and sophistication, ideal for urban explorations or casual coffee dates. Whether it's a leisurely Sunday brunch, a garden soiree, or a summer wedding, these versatile shoes add a touch of elegance to any ensemble. For a polished yet relaxed office look, you could opt for neutral-toned espadrille wedges in leather or suede, seamlessly integrating comfort into your professional look. With espadrilles, the possibilities are endless - your go-to companions for a stylish step in any direction.


woman wearing long summer dress and Aiguablava espadrille wedges in small flower pattern

How to choose the size of your espadrilles?

The beauty of our handmade espadrilles is that they are made the traditional way, by hand and with lots of love. It’s this handmade process that gives our shoes so much character. Just like our customers, no two shoes are the same and that means you should take extra care when selecting your size. Remember that the natural materials and the handmade nature of these shoes means that sometimes they can stretch after wear. While most of our espadrilles fit true to size, it’s an uncertain art and each shoe will be different. Most espadrilles will stretch slightly to fit your feet after a few wears but our advice is, if in doubt, go up by half a size. And the good news is that, if you keep them as clean as possible and there are no marks, you can return them to Viscata for an exchange or a refund. Just make sure there’s no scuffs or stains. Follow this link for some sizing tips that might help you to get the perfect fit, every time.


Which fabric shoe is best?

Taste is always a personal thing, but espadrilles come in all materials and styles, so really it depends on what you’re after. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of them, so you’ll have to make a choice. But here’s some advice from us. If you’re looking for traditional espadrilles, our classic, 100% organic, GOTS-certified natural canvas is robust, strong and stylish enough for all occasions. However, espadrilles can come in a number of other materials, each of them perfect for different occasions. If leather espadrilles are your thing, then they can be the perfect shoe for business meetings and power lunches. We have a wide range of leather espadrilles, made from the finest quality, premium, European-sourced leather, which are not only soft and supple, but which are also robust enough for all seasons. 


beige medium wedge ankle strap espadrilles


Suede is a popular covering for these Spanish shoes and we have an extensive range of suede espadrilles including suede wedges, suede mules, suede sandals and suede flats. But be careful that you know the source of your leather and suede. Look for a brand that takes its leather from reliable, ethically safe sources. 

At Viscata, all our leather and suede is certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG) to ensure that it’s not only premium quality but that it’s also ethically sourced. For those with more of a boho streak, espadrilles are now appearing in all sorts of unusual fabrics including crochet espadrilles and espadrilles made from recycled materials. We even have a lovely range of luxurious and elegant women’s silk espadrilles which are perfect for weddings and other celebrations. Plush, soft and elegant, this is one of the more glamorous materials to be found on our handmade Spanish espadrilles and they are as comfortable as walking on air.


Now you’ve got your size sorted, which fabric is best for espadrilles?

Really, this is a personal choice. There are some practical benefits and disadvantages to each of these espadrille materials (as outlined above), but in the end, it’s all about what you like and what you need your shoes for. Luckily, at Viscata, we have materials for everyone and for all occasions. Cotton fabric is hard wearing and robust, so perfect if you’re planning on doing a lot of walking. Leather is great if you’re searching for a more professional look that’s going to make a big impression. Silk is the softest of fabrics and adds a touch of elegance and glamor for those special occasions. And suede is a lovely in between, combining the durability of leather with a soft and comfortable feel.


beige espadrille wedges

What material is most comfortable in shoes?

Espadrilles are amongst the most comfortable shoes out there and we’ve packed ours with extra features including soft, padded insoles, flexible sides to adapt to your feet and comfortable, traditional jute platforms for easy walking. We think all our handmade espadrilles are comfortable, but perhaps our traditional canvas espadrilles are the best blend of style, quality and natural comfort.


Are espadrilles comfortable to walk in?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Espadrilles are amongst the most comfortable shoes out there. And here are some reasons why…


open toe sandal espadrille wedges in small flowers pattern


Espadrilles are made from natural materials, so they adapt to your feet as you wear them in. Once you’ve been through that introductory process, they’ll be as close to you as your best friend. Plus, the jute linings are breathable and soak up any excess sweat. Many of our shoes have cushioned insoles, some have ergonomic soles and others, including our espadrille sandals, have open sides to keep you cool in the hottest of summer months.

So, there you go - Viscata’s guide to choosing the best espadrilles. Naturally.

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