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Keep your feet looking cool and feeling fresh in a handmade pair of customised espadrille mules. Stitched by hand at the Contrado studio, this fashionable footwear is unisex and a must-have for every summer wardrobe. Your new canvas espadrilles feature a woven jute sole, which gives them that classic espadrille finish. Your artwork is printed onto comfortable and durable Portobello canvas, before stitching it onto the jute sole. A beautifully soft and supple porcine lining completes your custom mules, and you're ready to step out in style.
Create a bespoke pair of espadrille slippers using your very own artwork. At Contrado, you can become a footwear designer in minutes, thanks to our unique online design platform. Upload artwork, illustrations, photography, text and anything else, and make a pair of custom espadrille slides like you have never seen before. These chic shoes are handmade and feature a classic woven jute sole. Your designs are printed onto durable canvas fabric before lining them with super soft and supple porcine leather. It has never been easier to embrace personal style, and these canvas espadrilles for men or women are a great first step.
Custom Espadrille Mules Handmade To Order
Your new shoes are not just "made", they are crafted. Our skilled teams of technicians, artisans, shoemakers, and designers work together to create a bespoke shoe that will make you stand out from the crowd. The materials we use to make your shoes are chosen very carefully. Your artwork is printed on Portobello canvas, a hard wearing yet soft fabric that has brilliant print details and beautiful colour representation. The lining of your customised espadrille slides is made from porcine leather. It is buttery soft, breathable and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for hot and humid days. Finally, we add the jute sole. Stitched by hand in Spain, we bond and then stitch it to the canvas body.
Style it with
Take a cool and comfortable walk in your new pair of super stylish espadrille slippers. When the summer sun hits, it's time to to scrub up your feet and step out in a pair of fashionable sandals. These espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe, and can be worn with a whole host of different looks. Their unisex style means they can be worn by both men and women. For guys, team your sliders with a pair of loose fit denim jeans and a short sleeve shirt worn open over a tank top. This laid back look can be topped off with a fedora and a pair of sunglasses. For girls, slip your sliders on with a sexy maxi dress and an oversized straw hat. This is an easy yet statement look that will carry you through all the way to autumn.
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Step out in a pair of custom mule sandals handmade especially for you. Our artisans use the finest materials to ensure you receive a shoe that is worthy of your style. The rubberised sole is bonded to natural woven jute, stitched by hand in Spain. Your designs are printed onto our Portobello canvas fabric, which shows colours and details beautifully. The lining is made from soft porcine leather.
Who can wear these canvas espadrilles?
Our canvas and leather espadrilles for men or women are completely unisex, meaning anyone can wear them. Style isn't limited by gender, and neither are our slides. At the moment, they are available in European sizes 37 - 42, so anyone within those sizes can design and wear their own pair of custom made sandals. Simply design them to suit your style and personality and rock them wherever you go.
Are they comfortable to wear?
Your custom mules are so comfortable to wear that you will never want to take them off. The natural jute sole feels soft and textured under your feet, giving you comfort and support. The inner lining of the canvas upper is made from porcine leather. This particular leather is very soft and supple. It is also breathable and moisture-wicking, making it a pleasure to wear in the summer months.
Browse Designer Espadrille Sandals
Give your summer look a bit of an update with these beautiful espadrille mules. A classic sandal with an espadrille twist, printed with original artwork from our #ContradoCreatives.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page, where you can select between the delivery methods too.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
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Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.