Those who will be in the Basque region on around August 15th should go to Mauléon (where espadrilles were first created) for the city’s annual “Fête de l’Espadrille” as they pay homage to this iconic shoe. If you want to follow the trend, here are 10 of Biarritz’s (and its surroundings) best spots to find a perfect pair of espadrilles this summer.
Founded by two friends who grew up in Mauléon, Arsène’s hand-made espadrilles offer a large choice for women and men. To complete the look, check out their online store and see a selection of original hats and socks.
Shoppers will find espadrilles in every shade in their online store in which the large diversity of colors and design will satisfy the most demanding customers.
Created in 1960, shoppers will appreciate La Maison de l’Espadrille’s savoir faire and the variety of their designs. Besides, the creators are not afraid to shake things up with innovative designs and shoe styles.
La Maison de L’Espadrille, 2 Rue Lormand, Bayonne, France, +33 5 59 25 74 09
This family-owned business was established in 1935 by the current owner’s grandfather. It is another great place in Biarritz for those looking for customized and original espadrilles.
Les Sandales d’Eugénie, 18 Rue Mazagran, Biarritz, France, +33 5 59 24 22 51
Located in Mauléon, Don Quichosse distinguishes itself with their very-stylish designs.
Don Quichosse, Rue Jeanne d’Arc, Mauléon-Licharre, France, +33 5 59 28 28 18
This family-owned business has successfully managed to create very affordable espadrilles combining tradition, modernity, and quality.
Espasoule, 52 Boulevard Gambetta, 64130 Mauléon Soule, France, +33 5 59 28 13 89
Highly praised by fashion professionals, the craftsmen at Espadrilles Mauléon are notorious for their precise handwork and their use of natural and bio products. They also customize espadrilles with the fabric of buyers’ choice.
PRODISO, Espadrilles de Mauléon, 3 Rue du Jeu de Paume, 64130 Mauléon Soule, France, +33 (0)5 59 28 28 48