4 million. This is the average number of espadrilles sold in France each year. Of these, only 800,000 are made in France... This suggests that 80% of the espadrilles bought in France are produced abroad. For the past 5 years, Payote has been bucking this trend: we are committed to offering you the widest choice ofespadrilles made in France for men, women and children. More than 250 models are available in sizes from 28 to 47 to fit all feet. Contemporary and epicurean, our brand brings this emblematic summer shoe up to date with fun and offbeat collections. The result of atypical encounters and summer explorations, ourFrench espadrille collections reinterpret this rope sandal by reflecting the artistic power of our designers. Each espadrille is an original composition that invites the discovery of new horizons. Our mission? To perpetuate French know-how by offering you an authentic, quality product.
A story made in Sud de France
In the South, in summer, we live in espadrilles. A true treasure of our heritage, we wanted to celebrate this Pyrenean sandal by supporting French artisanal know-how. Since 2016, we have been working in collaboration with a small workshop located in Mauléon, in the heart of the Basque Country. Why Mauléon? Considered the cradle of theFrench espadrille, this small town in the south-west of France is where the main manufacturing plants for this shoe are located.
In business for 150 years, this family-run workshop has passed on its know-how from generation to generation in accordance with ancestral techniques. Its age gives it a great mastery of the manufacturing process, which follows a set of 14 very precise stages. From the cutting of the fabric, through the gluing, to the sewing of our label, each stage is carried out with great care by passionate craftsmen. From the combination of this know-how and our universe, each year we create espadrilles from the Basque Country with a strong identity and character. Surprising and sparkling, our collections are available in several styles: elegance and originality for our espadrilles for women and comfort and sobriety for our espadrilles for men.
Natural and eco-responsible materials
Through our French espadrilles, we seek to favour quality materials in line with our environmental values. Therefore, we take great care in choosing everything that goes into the composition of our models. How do we adapt our products to environmental issues? We have to break the rules by opting for new materials. We have been taking this step for some time now: we integrate recycled materials into our products to limit the production of waste linked to the textile industry. This is reflected in all our classic canvas espadrilles which are made from recycled cotton.
In this perspective of eco-responsibility, we strive to make our products as durable as possible. In fact, all our espadrilles made in France are finished to make them more resistant. Our seams are made of nylon, a much stronger thread than the traditional cotton used to bind the canvas to the sole. For the soles, we have chosen the classic natural rope sole. Rope is very skin-friendly and breathable, ideal for those who tend to sweat in summer. The outsole is made of recycled rubber, with the same goal of reducing waste.
How to choose your French espadrille?
Do you already know which model you want? To find it, use the search function by typing the name of the pair you are interested in. Alternatively, you can simply browse through our different main categories. Under each main category, you will find our sub-categories to refine your search and find the espadrille made in France that you need. Thanks to our filters you can select the size of your foot. And in two clicks you will find the Payote of your dreams. Thanks to our varied inspirations, all our new collections will take you on a journey to new horizons every summer. Whether you are looking for a fun, sober or personalised model, you will find a French-made espadrille to suit you on our online shop. If you are in the Perpignan area, don't hesitate to come directly to our Payote shop to find the model you need.
Collections to match your holiday
Pop and warm colours, exoticism, offbeat patterns... Our printed espadrille collections are casual and casual. The fruit of our varied inspirations, they fully reflect the soul of Payote: they break the traditional codes of the classic espadrille and breathe a fresh wind into it. Deeply in tune with the times, the collections of patterned espadrilles bear witness to our love for bold pieces that carry a strong message. Thanks to our creative strength, we can offer you a wide range of universes drawn on canvas and sublimated with vegetable ink.
In keeping with our convictions, each collection is made in limited edition. To satisfy all styles, we have also chosen to offer you more classic espadrilles such as the famous sailor espadrilles and the timeless plain espadrilles. The cuts remain faithful to the traditional Basque espadrille in a variety of colours to suit all tastes. Among our collections, you will also find our recycled espadrilles, whose fabric has been made from plastic collected in the Mediterranean.
And to accompany your feet all year round, we have also created a collection oflined espadrilles. You will find very soft French slippers for women very soft as well as shoes for men made in France adapted to everyone's feet.
As you can see, at Payote we offer you a choice. The choice to buy an authentic product made locally. The choice to support French craftsmen and the choice to relocate French know-how. Make the choice of French-made products by putting France at your feet with us.