Here at Espadrille, we started stocking Maypol shoes in 2013 and have always been very impressed with their extensive and high-quality product range.
We are very proud to stock one of the largest ranges of Maypol shoes in the UK.
From our customers, we have received nothing but good reviews about the comfort and quality of the espadrilles that we stock.
Over the years we’ve been able to visit their units several times and build a great relationship with them, and we wanted today to better educate you about them and their history.
Located in Caravaca de la Cruz, in the southeast of Spain and ancestral birthplace of the espadrille, Maypol was established at the start of the 1980s. Their aim was to combine the talent of the old espadrille masters together with the most current and up-to-date trends.
Originally the soles were manufactured at home, using esparto grass, by an artisan known as an Alpargatero. They worked on the braided rope soles on rudimentary wooden tables and then seamstresses would hand stitch the fabric upper and band also within the home.
Current production seeks to maintain traditional methods by using jute, which is much more flexible and is easier to braid than esparto grass. It’s now the main raw material used in Maypol’s totally handmade manufacturing system.
Each product is made by hand, maintaining the tradition of its origins and giving each pair of espadrilles a unique character.
Today, the creation of new facilities and the division of labour into specialized units has led to the production of 300,000 pairs annually which are shipped to more than 30 countries, whilst still maintaining the same artisanal process that has always characterised the firm.
All Maypol shoes are manufactured entirely in Caravaca de la Cruz, heart of the northwest of the Region of Murcia. They are therefore, authentically “made in Spain” thus ensuring the quality in the selection and use of materials in its design and manufacturing process.