Modern material culture: espadrilles
My old black espadrilles with optional laces have seen better days, and they're no longer available from the original source. The Soludos site came to the rescue. The price is the most reasonable found (although I do believe that it's gone up a tiny bit since they were featured in some brief magazine blurb). The rope soles are coated in rubber or a similar substance in order to prolong their useful life. The sizes are European, but there's a conversion chart. A certain European size fits me better than any American size. Soludos are for men and for women. Orders are filled promptly, if the item is in stock (various colors or designs go quickly). I like the motto seen on some soles and inside the lining: "Poca a poca se anda lejos."