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THE VISCATA PROMISE: Plant a tree with every purchase

VISCATA is founded on the premise of selling eco-friendly shoes that come from plant materials, and we want to do our part in contributing and helping the sustainability efforts around the world. We also want to give you, our customers, the opportunity to take part in this important effort. That is why for every pair of shoes sold, we make good the offer to plant a tree.

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Shoes with Sole

Traditional espadrilles are made of eco-friendly jute, a natural vegetable fiber that’s 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The quality of your espadrilles depends on the material of the sole. At VISCATA, we only use natural jute to make our authentic rope soles, from espadrille wedges to flats for men and women. The jute threads are woven and braided in beautiful designs by hand.X

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From Humble Beginnings to Haute Couture: The (Brief) History of the Espadrille

The espadrille’s classic, comfortable, and eco-friendly design is a staple for any shoe collection. And espadrilles have come a long way in the last 500 years: originally designed in the Basque country, these shoes were worn by 13th century Spanish foot soldiers. Now espadrille wedges and flats seen everywhere from New York runways to Las Ramblas, Catalonia. VISCATA continues this tradition with a modern twist — every pair is hand made in Spain using all-natural jute in an array of fun colors and styles.

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