I love espadrilles.
The term espadrille is French and derives from the word in Occitan language, which comes from espardenya, in Catalan. In Catalan it meant a type of shoes made with espart, the Catalan name for esparto, a tough, wiry Mediterranean grass used in making rope. (Source: Wikipedia)
To me, they are my stylish mother circa 1980s pairing the espadrilles with her Yves Saint Laurent boatneck tee in the summer.