The way our handmade leather espadrilles are made hasnï¿½t changed much in centuries. Weï¿½ve brought the design forward and weï¿½ve added small elements to make the espadrilles suitable for modern living but when you slip on your handmade Joab espadrilles you are wearing a piece of history.
Every hide is selected individually to ensure quality before being hand cut to size. Each individual piece is stitched before being stretched over a last to give the shoe its shape. The soles, both inner and outer, are sourced from Central Asian water buffalo hide which provides a strength and durability. Every sole is hand stitched with two interwoven pieces of waxed cotton thread, a skill that takes years to master.
Our production process means no two pairs of Joab espadrilles are exactly alike. There may occasionally be a small mark or crease on the leather, or a stitch out of place. Our leathers are, where possible, vegetable tanned in traditional tanneries, so colours can vary slightly from hide to hide, but for us, all of these things add to the authenticity and charm of a pair of leather Joab ...read more
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