The history of the Espadrillas – Nohow Style

The history of the Espadrillas

Posted on June 12 2014


It 's definitely the summer when you start to see around, in various forms and colors, the Espadrilles.

The word comes from French language but dates back to ancient Catalan "espardenya", a term that indicates the esparto, wiry Mediterranean plant used to make the special soles of these shoes. Originally the Espadrilles were produced in the Pyrenees in far XIV century, later they were worn by fishermen because of its comfort and lightweight. But only in 1940 they become fashionable in the United States and later, in the 80s, the fashion was revived as a result of the success of the U.S. television series "Miami Vice", where Sonny (Don Johnson) and Rico (Philip Michael Thomas) appear wearing them. As a “must have”, it continues to be the subject of review and reworking by Big Fashion Maisons as Chanel and Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin and Miuccia Prada and many others. From the Hollywood stars to fashion victims, Espadrilles are gracing the feet of everyone. Nohow Is happy to show you its first Hand Made Limited edition pair of Espadrilles..



E’ sicuramente estate quando inizi a vedere in giro, nelle forme più svariate e fantasiose, le Espadrillas. La parola è di origine francese ma risale all’antico catalano “espardenya”, termine che indica lo sparto, pianta mediterranea nerboruta usata per realizzare le caratteristiche suole di queste scarpe. Originariamente prodotte nei Pirenei a partire dal lontano  XIV secolo, nacquero come scarpe per pescatori perché comode e leggere. Fu però nel 1940 che iniziarono a diventare di moda negli Stati Uniti e successivamente negli anni ’80 la moda fu rilanciata a motivo del successo della serie televisiva statunitense “Miami Vice”, quando  comparvero ai piedi di Sonny (Don Johnson ) e Rico (Philip Michael Thomas). Un “must have” senza tempo che continua tutt’oggi ad essere oggetto di rivisitazione e rielaborazione da parte delle grandi maison di moda come Chanel, Marc Jacobs, passando per Christian Louboutin a Miuccia Prada e molti altri. Dai blasonati, alle stars di Hollywood, alle fashion victim le espadrillas sono ai piedi di tutti.    

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