Medieval espadrilles

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  • Here are the espadrilles from the medieval times , small masterpiece of craftsmanship where the sole and the complex braided upper are entirely hand made.
  • The sole is hand-stitched by Vicente, nicknamed ''El Borracho ", one of the last alpargateros (espadrille artisans) in a village of northern Spain.
  • The soles made of braided jute rope are shaped then hand-sewn with a punch on a wooden bench specially designed for this task.
  • The medieval espadrilles represent the craft of hand making the espadrilles as you can see in this video showing Vicente making an old fashion sole.