espadrille

An espadrille is a casual summer shoe that's made of cotton canvas with a rope sole. Espadrilles are easy to slip on and kick off.

Espadrilles are a lightweight shoe with a flat sole made of ropy fibers. The upper part of an espadrille is sturdy canvas, often brightly colored or striped. Espadrilles were originally made in the Pyrenees, and there are shops in Spain that have been producing the sandals for over a hundred years. The names comes from the Catalan espardenya, "a type of shoes made with espart," a wiry grass used to make rope.

Definitions of espadrille
  1. noun
    a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part
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    type of:
    sandal
    a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
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