Hello VK nation! It’s taken forever but the weather is finally turning around here in New York. And now is the perfect time to give a big shout out to Vogas Barcelona. We ran into Vogas at the Renegade Craft Fair a while back, and they were so generous as to hook us up with a pair of their dope espadrilles. Since it was November back then, we put these on ice. When it was right, we took them out for a spin. Click below for more photos.
Vogas Barcelona specializes in espadrilles, a summer shoe that is characterized by the jute outsole. There are a lot of variations to the espadrille, but we think they made an excellent design choice by going with the chukka boot. Our lovely model is wearing the Dusk Sendas High, a women’s style that features an elevated heel (you can get these with the flat heel too).
All Vogas Barcelonas styles are vegan and hand made in Spain. The founders set out to create a collection using elements of the Spanish espadrille that was fun, colorful, and environmentally conscious. All models feature a jute wrapped midsole, natural rubber outsole, and cotton upper with faux leather trim. In addition to the different soles for women, you can go with regular laces (the Sendas), or loop straps with wooden toggles (the Aspas).
We found our pair to be lightweight, stylish and comfortable. The upper is a soft and breathable cotton, definitely suited for warm weather. The insole is nicely padded, so you’ll be comfortable even if you’re on your feet all day. The chukka boot is such a versatile style, it looks good with pretty much everything. Plus, we dig the color. The Vogas collection has a number of really vibrant colorways, perfect for summer and a good change of pace from the black-white-navy stand bys.
The Vogas Dusk Sendas High available at Vogas. They also have wallets, socks and backpacks.