Spanish Baby Espadrilles
Our most popular and signature offering!
Espadrilles or “alpargatas” are a centuries old style of shoe worn throughout Europe but most closely affiliated with Spanish culture and ideally suited to Spain’s warm, dry climate. Traditionally made of canvas and braided jute, the shoe became popular in the 1950’s when it was used by Yves St Laurent to compliment his Parisian styles.
Still a Spanish favorite and a must buy at the start of the summer, Culture Baby's espadrilles come from one of Madrid's oldest alpagaterias, Casa Hernanz, located just off the Plaza Mayor.
A beautiful and coo worthy gift for a shower, our signature Culture Baby espadrilles come beautifully presented in sustainable packaging by Distant Village. These classic summer shoes compliment all baby's summer duds. Available in baby pink or baby blue for birth to 3 months and for secure walkers (18-24 months). Culture Baby does not recommend these shoes for babies learning to walk.
Please note: Our signature espadrilles look great in our sustainable wild grass boxes by distant village (pictured)...please select the packaged option above if you would like to have your espadrilles boxed.
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Culture Mum says: Espadrilles need to be nice and snug on both babies and adults so err on the smaller side! The newborn size fit my little one when he was roughly 2-3 months; they measure 11cm or 4 3/8 inches from toe to heel. The larger size, listed as 18-24 months corresponds most closely to an US size 5 and measures 14 cm or 5 1/2 inches. They fit my fat footed fellow at around 15 months but other babies that have tried them don't fit them snugly until 20 months. It really depends on the size of each child.