Ibiza Tupida Traditional Espardenyes
These espadrilles are still worn today by the dancers of the ball the ball pagès (the traditional peasants dance). A shoe which, thanks to its simplicity, has begun to conquer other countries, which now bear this unique example of Ibiza´s art of craftsmanship. That's where we've discovered them and we've decided that the espadrilles needed to have a life outside of the borders of the island, so we've got involved with Mar, our artisan in Ibiza (everything is done by hand) so that more people would know about them.
These traditional espadrilles have been made by artisans of the island of Ibiza during centuries. These flat sandals are crafted with pita line and jute soles (protected by a thin rubber line) and will mold to your feet after a couple of wears.
SIZE GUIDE: The Ibiza traditional espardenye fits big to size therefore we recommend taking a size down from your usual size.
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If you look at the feet of the dancers, you can feel the archaic character of the ball pagès. The movements of the men and the women are quite different; while men constantly bounce and jump, and cast large castanets to arouse the woman, the woman behaves hieratically and with very gentle movements to emphasize her curves while she is lateral or in front of the man. The symbolic force of these female movements, which represent the different phases of the moon, gives you the origin of these dances, because Tanit, the goddess of the moon, was the goddess of Ibiza.