I wanted to create an espadrille that you would wear all Summer, for years, that would make you feel good and beautiful.
Create an espadrille for those of you who want to combine comfort and style.
This was quite a challenge. Many months of hard work, three prototypes were needed. And hours of debate with Jean-Pierre, our 80-year-old commanding officer of the workshop.
What I didn't want
– 1 –
Create a style that you see everywhere, that is not flattering
– 2 –
Very often, the jute sole hurt the feet
– 3 –
Poor quality materials
– 4 –
An espadrille that would last only a season
Not to mention this...
Based on these observations, I searched for the last French artisans with precious know-how inherited from the past.
Together, we broke down every parts to create an espadrille that would have all the attributes of the finest shoes.
I selected the most precious materials in France, in particular a bright white waterproof leather.
A style that is flattering for all feet and that makes the espadrille very comfortable. And thanks to its minimalist lines, you'll be able to wear them with all your wardrobe !
Here is what you thought about it:
A bold color, refined lines
Leather liner and insole, breathable shoe
Handmade in our workshop in France, natural materials only
A thicker sole with a heel pad, a waterproof leather, a timeless quality sewing
Easy-going, hold firmly the feet
LET'S BRING BACK THE ESPADRILLES... OUR WAY!
A minimal aesthetic
An espadrille with a chic, elegant and timeless design that embraces high quality materials.
Our espadrilles are made with beautiful materials to allow you to wear them on vacation or in the city.
A standout color
White shoes, really?? And yet, these have been our best sellers for 2 years.
Maybe because our customers get a lot of compliments thanks to them!
A ONE-OF-A-KIND LEATHER
A precious and soft leather
I had a huge crush on this stunning leather from the south of France. It comes from a tannery that works with the most luxurious brands.
I searched for a full grain leather, the part that is the most robust and noble with the largest density of collagen fibers.
And I'm happy to notice that velvety & delicate touch brings sparkles into your eyes everytime you try them on!
A durable and sustainable leather
Vegetable oils are used on the leather to make it stain-resistant and waterproof.
My white espadrilles surprisingly survived when I spilled my Spritz cocktail on them!
Lastly, our tannery is certified by Leather Working Group, verifying the leather is tanned in compliance with sustainable practices.
A robust sole
The main reason why we get rid of espadrilles is because the sole is too worn-out.
So we found the solution: our soles are made with twice the number of threads that are usually needed to make it more durable.
And we even added a heel pad in natural rubber.
No irritations, better breathability thanks to a leather insole that you usually find in your stilettos.
These sandals were designed with two straps large enough to hold your feet.
Because your health matters to us
The leather of the insole and liner is in direct contact with your skin and contains zero chemicals. It is a leather tanned exclusively with plants (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut).
It means no risks of allergies or other skin problems.
THE SECRET OF A HIGH QUALITY ESPADRILLE...
An espadrille that is durable is all about the knowledge needed at each stage of the making process. This precious know-how, I found it here, in the southwest region of France.
It's in Mauléon, the cradle of espadrilles, where you will meet the last artisans.
Our workshop is a family-owned business founded by Jean-Pierre and given to his children. The workshop has atrue know-how since 1977 that Jean-Pierre is passing down to me.
From cutting the leather to the saddle stitching sewing (it's a solid stitching method commonly used in leatherwork), all the steps are made and guided by the gifted hands of the artisans.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
Warranty & Free Repairs
OUR ESPADRILLES ARE MADE TO LAST
The seams of all of our espadrilles are covered by a 30 day warranty. After 30 days, we offer free repairs of the seams for life.
That’s how much we take care of our customers and our creations.
SHIPPING & EASY RETURNS
Domestic and UE orders are shipped via Colissimo. Shipping for one pair will cost €8 for France and €12 for EU countries.
International orders are shipped via DHL and shipping takes about 3 to 5 business days.
We will pay for half of the price of international shipping. Shipping for one pair is $40.
If you live in the US, no customs will apply for orders below $800 🙂
EASY RETURNS & EXCHANGE
You don't need to go anywhere to return your order. Just contact us to schedule a pick up... And simply give your parcel to the delivery man or leave it in your mailbox.
The return shipping fee will automatically be deducted from your refund. It will be the same amount you paid for shipping at checkout ($55 for international shipping).
If you'd like to exchange your espadrilles, please return your pair and place a new order.
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THE WHITE CROSSOVER ESPADRILLE