a kind of shoe for casual wear, with a canvas upper and a sole of twisted rope
Origin of espadrilleFr, altered by metathesis from espardille from dialect, dialectal (Gascon) espartilho, diminutive from Spanish esparto, esparto
A shoe usually having a fabric upper part and a sole made of a flexible material, often plaited rope. Also called alpargata .
Origin of espadrilleFrench from Provençal espardilho diminutive of espart esparto from Latin spartum ; see esparto.