Style and comfort: The art of French espadrilles

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In the Basque country, in south-western France, the espadrille has been made for generations. This Pyrenean sandal, made up of a piece of fabric sown onto a fibre sole, can last for years. Despite the shoe becoming a fashion accessory and being made in factories on a large scale, some workshops in the Basque country still lovingly make espadrilles by hand. ‘You are Here’ takes you to discover this traditional shoe which has successfully entered the modern era with platform heels and new designs.

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