Why Espadrilles 'are' so Miami

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Fall in Miami - The Insider Guide to our favorite City.

Miami is our home - so we know a thing or two about this amazing and vibrant city. The place is a perfect combination of stylish-metropolitan international vibes and the tradition of Latin lifestyle.

We believe that Miami is by far the best place to live in the USA, and this is also why we feel that Espadrilles 'are' Miami.

Espadrilles represent the very core of timeless Southern European quality values that have existed for so long in Spain and around the Mediterranean.

Hand-made products, produced and worn by simple people - long before these shoes became a stylish fashion staple with movie stars like Grace Kelly, or celebrity models like Claudia Schiffer.

And Miami's history is not all that different- the now glamorous and sparkling city comes from humble beginnings too.

Humble beginnings indeed, like quaint and artsy Coconut Grove, the first settlement in the southern part of the city in 1873, when artists and adventures discovered this amazing tropical spot.

Then the second half of 20 th century brought about a fantastic expansion of the city's economy- often driven by the hard work of Cuban immigrants.

Cuban culture has influenced a lot of the fascinating 'latino' style of this city.

In recent years, a further amazing transformation has made today's Miami into a vibrant international metropolis of Tourism, Commerce, Banking, the Arts and so much more.

We could write a book about this city - but here we will just give you a few highlights about what to do in Miami this Fall - looking stylish in your espadrilles from PARGAS MIAMI.

If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy a vibrant city life and have a swim in the turquoise waters- even in October- then Miami is a place to be.

Endless rows of palm trees, famous South Beach and Ocean Drive, numerous shopping opportunities, museums, charismatic art deco architecture, delicious food, ocean-facing, all that and much more can be found in Miami.

Miami is a waterfront city, so taking a boat tour is an absolute must and a great way to see Miami’s highlights from the water and eappreciate guide’s stories about the city. Highlights of these trips often include Fisher Island, Brickell Key, the Port of Miami, and magnificent intracostal homes of the rich like Star Island, and of course the amazing Miami Skyline.

Onboard these boats you will usually be asked to either remain barefoot or wear flat boat shoes. If you show up in a pair of flawless white pants and blue espadrilles for Pargas Miami - you will , most certainly, be greeted like the owner of a super yacht.

Miami Beach has plenty of hotels that offer excellent pools facing the Atlantic Ocean such as Loews Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach or the Hilton Bentley Hotel. Spend at least one day soaking in the sun and gazing at the ocean.

Of course, you should not be seen poolside at any of these chic places without a pair of ultra-comfortable, and stylish Spanish espadrilles from PARGAS MIAMI .

You'll venture from any of these hotels to a variety of close-by Miami Beach neighborhoods - sporting your comfortable espadrilles.

Of course, there is an endless line-up of amazing restaurants across this town. Again, the list would be too long, so we propose just a few great ones.

LA MAR - Gastón Acurio’s renowned Peruvian restaurant inside the Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

It takes serious talent to skillfully execute the complicated raw dishes La Mar puts out daily, and chef Oka’s got it in droves. La Mar’s waterfront patio is another sight for sore eyes, offering diners a 360-degree vista of Downtown and Brickell.

You certainly don't have to dress formally here - but showing up at this elegant place in a light grey summer suit for dinner, with some comfortable navy blue espadrilles will never be "out of place" in this chic Brickell venue.

Then there is STOBBORN SEED, an edgy neighborhood restaurant South of Fifth on Miami Beach where Top Chef Jeremy Ford doles inspired new American cuisine you’ll be craving long after your meal.