Handmade mens Espadrilles - designed in Australia and shipped worldwide. Extreme comfort guaranteed!
Envoy Australia have developed outstanding espadrille style Summer Shoes for guys. Building and improving on the centuries old tradition of mens espadrilles. If you love the European style, but don't want to walk around on a rope sole, then Envoy's shoes are for you. Perfect if you have high arches or are looking for extra support and comfort.
Originally made in the Pyrenean regions of Occitania & Catalonia, Espadrilles have been a staple of European's summer wardrobe for many years. Traditionally, they’re made with a rope sole and flimsy rubber layer beneath. Very much a simple peasant shoe, constructed using easy to find local materials.
Espadrilles are perfect for the summertime, lazing by the pool or hanging out by the beach. However the rope sole is not something that’s built to last. If you get them wet they begin to fall apart and generally look a bit worn out. Because of this, Espadrilles tend to have a very short life span. There is also no support at all for the foot. With so many modern materials & construction techniques available, we at Envoy Australia have made use of them to update this classic style of footwear.
Walking around on a rope soled espadrille is something we at Envoy Australia were well aware of after many summers in Europe.
We have used a high-quality natural rubber sole to replaced the flimsy rubber and rope sole of the traditional espadrille. Giving you enough grip to ensure you stay on your feet when you’re hauling in giant marlin or operating with impaired senses at 4am in a Venezuelan nightclub. Plus our style is not unisex, it's a shoe designed for guys, so you won't see your girlfriend wearing the same shoes as you.
Envoy's Extreme Comfort Guarantee comes from our 4D cork midsole technology. The cork (and latex) midsole provides you with superior support and comfort. Wearing traditional espadrilles after wearing Envoy's, will make you think you are indeed a peasant (with very sore feet).
The canvas upper is lined inside with linen, and covers less of your foot than most shoes, creating a highly breathable shoe. So your feet won't be hot even on those extreme summer days.
Envoy Summer Shoes are available worldwide through our website, or you can grab a pair from a stockist near you including; Nordstrom, American Rag in Los Angeles & Miami. And online at Nordstrom Direct.