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#47503 - 04/14/05 06:15 AM Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
Canadianrubia Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
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I have gone completely mind blank. What are the names of those shoes that everyone has. The ones that are only around 5€ and come in every single colour. The *pijos* alwayss where them in the summer. Kind of like a linen shoe. Anyone know what I'm talking about?!
Thanks
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#47504 - 04/14/05 07:16 AM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
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Espadrilles?

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#47505 - 04/14/05 08:09 AM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
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Alpargatas in Spanish. Espadrilles is what we call them in English. Though I wouldn't think of them as "pijo" thing...

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#47506 - 04/14/05 08:11 AM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
pim Offline
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Registered: 11/07/01
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Alpargatas.

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#47507 - 04/14/05 02:10 PM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
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If they look like these, then they are alpargatas. These are Alpargatas de Cervera. Very popular in northern Spain too.
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#47508 - 04/14/05 03:11 PM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
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i used to buy these slip one shoes with a very very thin sole...i called them zapatillos...i think. My big toe always wore a hole in them....
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#47509 - 04/14/05 03:43 PM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
Canadianrubia Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
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Loc: Madrid
Hi Guys,
Thats them, thanks! As for the Pijo, it definitly is a pijo thing at least for the younger generations smile
Thanks again!

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#47510 - 04/14/05 04:56 PM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
madridmadridmadrid Offline
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Pijos may wear them, but so does everyone else--kids, old ladies, working class, upper class--since they are so comfortable and cheap, they are pretty much ubiquitous in the summer. There are a bunch of good alpargaterias on Calle de Toledo south of Plaza Mayor--mostly on the west side, for some reason. Personally I like the modified sandal version with a wedge heel.

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#47511 - 04/15/05 12:24 AM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
kelar419 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
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i took flamenco dance while living in granada, and when we danced at a festival, they were the "item" of choice to wear around with your flamenco dress before changing into your dance shoes and going on stage smile
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#47512 - 04/15/05 06:07 AM Re: Those typical Spanish shoes...what are they called?!
roxalina Offline
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Registered: 04/01/05
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Loc: Near Boston
What's a Pijo?

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