Espadrilles are the quintessential summer shoe. They are cool and comfortable (because of the natural jute) and we love how they work both casually and dressy. Before they were known as a summer staple, espadrilles were worn as early as the 13th century by peasants in the Spanish Pyrenees.
In the 1930s they supplied Republican soldiers during the Spanish Civil War.
By the 1940s they had quickly become a fashion statement, sported by artist Salvador Dali and started to make their debut into Hollywood, worn on the big screen by a few of the most glamorous women of that time.
By the 50s, they became a classic fashion staple, widely seen on Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Rita Hayworth.
FREDA's Summer 2019 Espadrille Collection consists of a mule, a d'Orsay and a desert boot. True to our core, these styles are very pound-the-pavement ready. We love the summer vibe and how they look just as good on city streets as they do the warm sand.