Espadrilles, the shoes that give freedom and relaxation
Comfortable, practical, light. Espadrilles are the summer shoe par excellence, perfect to combine with Bermuda shorts and linen shirts, to treat yourself to unforgettable evenings by the sea. They have an ancient tradition but an extremely modern heart, which has made them a must have in men's fashion.
When even a historic global fashion giant like Armani promotes a garment or an accessory, it means that that novelty has truly managed to make its way into the heart of the fashion sector. This is what recently happened to espadrilles , the iconic summer footwear that King George also included in his men's collection, with the aim of giving men the possibility of "recovering a way of moving with a casual and relaxed air ". A statement that certifies the success of these shoes with a long and fascinating history, capable of embodying all the desire for freedom and freshness that is typical of spring and summer.
At the origins of espadrilles
In the roots of the espadrilles there is a dual nature, which intersects France and Spain . Their name, in fact, is French and derives from the Occitan language, spoken in the southern area of France. The term, however, is borrowed from the Catalan espardenya , which indicated shoes made of espart , a Mediterranean plant from which a very robust fibre, useful for making ropes, was extracted. And it is precisely in Catalonia and the Basque country that espadrilles made their fortune, starting out as peasant footwear and becoming, century after century, style icons for export, first essentially for women, then also for men. Over time, the models have also multiplied, and today both open and closed types can be found. The first espadrilles boom occurred in the 1940s in the United States . They were then brought back into vogue by the TV series Miami Vice , in the 1980s. Finally, since the 2000s, these comfortable and fresh shoes have established themselves as a must have in summer fashion.
The proposal of espadrilles by Saveone
And this is why even in Saveone's spring-summer proposal , espadrilles play a key role. Available both in the classic version and in the Atene (more tapered) and Portofino (open at the back) models , they adapt to different needs and give a strong personality to every outfit . The range of colors and patterns available is wide and ranges from solid colors in pastel shades to minimal style stripes. A small jewel of Made in Italy production , resistant and with attention to every detail. Saveone espadrilles fit perfectly into a fashion proposal that enhances the concepts of freedom and carefreeness , taking inspiration from the sea and evenings spent on the beach. Combined with Bermuda shorts and a comfortable linen shirt, these delicious shoes are capable of projecting the wearer, instantly, into a dimension of lightness and imagination.