A light canvas shoe with a plaited fiber sole.
- Time to bring back summertime's other footwear staple: espadrilles.
- Team your slouchy, layered outfits with wedge heeled espadrilles, because the sandals which originate from Spain and were big in the 70s are back once again.
- I slipped on some white hemp soled espadrilles and went down to the open-air restaurant to get some food, because I was hungry.
Late 19th century: from French, from Provençal espardi(l)hos, from espart 'esparto', from Latin spartum (see esparto).
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