Soludos came about because our creator Nick Brown couldn’t discover the standard rope soled espadrilles he spent my youth wearing whilst travelling along the Spanish Coast. From the time, he’s wanted to produce our shoes in Spain, where espadrilles were made and used along the Mediterranean as well as in the Pyrenees considering that the 14th century.
Eventually, that fantasy is becoming a reality and we’ve started using a family-run factory in Alicante that is experienced the company of earning all of them for four generations. (Alicante, on southeastern Mediterranean costa of Spain, is known for both its killer cuisine plus the footwear made here.)
Let’s revisit our roots for a moment: the phrase espadrille arises from the Spanish term esparto, indicating a type of lawn. Jute, which is a type of grass, is woven into braids then hand-spun collectively to make the bottoms of espadrilles. That's a method which includes remained equivalent for centuries in addition to factory we have started using, which also handles espadrilles for many of the world’s top designers, has been doing it more than just about anyone available today. Discuss history! Once the golden espadrille sole is prepared, our special plastic Soludos espadrille soles tend to be pressed on and fused with the braids of this jute. Finally, our leather-based uppers are hand-stitched every single espadrille outsole and voilà, a Soludos espadrille comes into the world.