OBIstudio espadrilles reflect the essence of traditional spanish hand made style and allure. OBISTUDIO has decided to modify espadrilles to become more sophisticated and luxurious, to fit both men and women. These espadrillles reflect the essence of traditional hand made style and allure. That is why we make all our obi espadrilles in sun filled valleys and country side areas throughout Spain. We design with the very best espadrille hand made makers whose style and production expertise has been handed down from generation to generation over centuries in the South East part of Spain. The manufacture of espadrilles is generally more complex than other type of sandals. The jute sole is the most critical part. The jute twines are first machine-braided. These braids are then manually formed into the shape of the sole and hydraulically pressed with heat to form the final shape and completed with vertical stitching. These basic soles are then vulcanized underneath. Wooden heels are glued in place and more jute braids are wrapped around it to complete the soles. Uppers of different styles are then built on the jute soles to complete the espadrille.