These classic espadrilles are made in the traditional way with cotton canvas top and natural jute rope sole. The top is hand stitched to the rope base. Espadrilles have been around for decades and are made in the Basque region. They are a robust and comfortable summer shoe. If you are buying them for the first time please do not expect them to feel like a regular shoe, how can they be, they are just made out of fabric. They should be a tightish fit when you first try them on, but so long as you can pull the canvas over your heel at the back they are the right size for you. Once worn for a short while you will find that the canvas stretches and moulds to fit your feet. Oh, and guess what? There is no right or left either, which is great is you are slipping them on quickly on the beach or on an airplane. Classic white, perfect for your summer wardrobe.