During one of the many hours, I spend a week on my computer browsing the web I came across this online Espadrille store. What excited me most about the store was the option to design a custom espadrille for my daughter Berlin with a few simple steps. This custom option is available for men and women as well. There are many companies today which offer these services, but most of them tend to be tedious. The look and make of the espadrilles are authentic, and although the store is based in Montreal, Canada, the shoes are handmade in a small village in Northern Spain. The red shoe shown in the above photo is one that Berlin and I designed together.


Start first by choosing the color of your espadrille, followed by your size. We had a hard time deciding between red, pink, or natural. In the end, we opted for red to give the shoe a Flamenco look, something more traditionally Spanish.


Secondly choose your lace style. You could go for something very stripped down and basic or take a more dramatic approach with added lace coverage on the shoe. Berlin and I chose to go  with heavier lacing.


Last of all you are left with options for your lace color. There is a large range from rainbow brights to black, white, and neutrals. You could go for a single solid color and match your laces to the ground color of your shoe. This look is more understated. 

Berlin will be pairing her Flamenco styled espadrilles with dancing dresses and blue jeans this summer.

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