Shoe of the Week: Gioseppo

I love crochet, in clothes and in shoes. The technique is especially well developed in Spanish-speaking countries. It is both stylish and cool, exercising the artisan’s imagination to the fullest with its endless variety of lacy patterns. Crochet goes really well with an espadrille sole, in both style and function – airy and down-to-earth at the same time. White crochet is is the very essence of summer.

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Vidorreta Espadrilles

Vidorreta is an espadrille-maker based in the village of Cervera del Rio Alhama in La Rioja. The Vidorreta family began transforming its jute-fiber specialized business into a full espadrille design and production facility in the 1970s. The company's message is simple: espadrilles are real, fashionable shoes, not travel souvenirs, and wearing them is good for you.

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Traditional & Authentic Espadrille

There are so many espadrilles around these days, how can you tell which ones are the "real deal"? And, more importantly, why should you care? Thanks to Diego Arnedo of the www.espadrillestore.com, North Americans have access to espadrilles that are produced in the heart of Spain, by the skillful hands of the people from the village of Cervera del Rio Alhama, in the region of La Rioja.

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